Amy Scharf, PhD

Job title: 
Director of Faculty and Departmental Diversity Initiatives

Pronouns - she/her 

Amy Scharf (she/her) has more than 20 years experience in educational equity and diversity leadership. She currently serves as UC Berkeley's Director of Faculty and Departmental Diversity Initiatives, where she leads departmental equity and inclusion planning efforts, directs key faculty diversityprograms, provides strategic consultation to campus departments and administrators, and leads a wide variety of equity and inclusion workshops and dialogues for faculty, staff and students. She also directs the Multicultural Education Program. Her office is part of the Division of Equity & Inclusion. 

Before coming to Berkeley, Amy spent many years in the non-profit education sector, directing state and national training initiatives on cultural competence, multicultural education, bias-based harassment, racial justice, LGBTQ+ and gender equity, and organizational transformation. She holds a PhD in Social and Cultural Studies from UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Education, and has authored a number of research studies, toolkits, curricula, and teaching/training guides. In addition to her work at Berkeley, Amy also holds a faculty position at Saint Mary's College of California in the Master of Arts in Leadership Program.


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