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Philip McAdoo, EdD

Antioch University Online

Philip brings over 15 years of experience as diversity, equity, and inclusion  practitioner and educator. He is currently the Vice President of DEI at  Earthjustice, an environmental law organization. Before founding his own  consulting firm, he served as the Director of Equity, Justice, and  Community at the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. Among his  many accomplishments there: he increased hiring and retention of staff of  color; he evaluated years of graduate and alumni data to inform and create  initiatives to support students; he spearheaded a professional development  initiative for faculty and staff as well as an annual program for students and  their families to foster understanding around race, gender, sexual  orientation, ability, and socioeconomic diversity; he developed and  implemented new transgender, nonconforming, and recruitment policies;  and he created a Native American education and equity program, engaging  Michelle Obama in the project. 

As an openly gay educator, he has specialized in character development,  particularly from the perspective of diversity and inclusion. He has written  numerous articles on DEI and has recently published a new book,  Independent Queers: LGBTQ Educators in Independent Schools Speak  Out. He is also the author of a children’s book, Every Child Deserves.

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