Assistant Dean of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University
Identities: Third-culture kid, 1.5 generation immigrant, Korean-American, cis-gender male, father, husband, Christian
is the Assistant Dean of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University. In this role, he leads efforts in the area of student inclusion, diversity, and equity through recruiting, retaining, and supporting a diverse student body, particularly at the graduate student level. He also serves with CIMER (Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research) as a Principal Facilitator to provide trainings for mentors and mentees, and served in an NIH review committee for TWD (Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity) programs for four years. Previously, Steve was the Graduate Diversity Officer for the STEM disciplines at UC Davis, the assistant director for a graduate diversity program at Northwestern University, and on the faculty at Roosevelt University and Wheaton College. He earned a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and BS in chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University.