Dr. Chad E. Kee, Ph.D. is the Founder and CEO of WhitworthKee Consulting.

Dr. Chad Kee is a former Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs in the School of Education and Urban Studies at Morgan State University. Dr. Kee was responsible for teaching courses in Politics and Policy, Governance, Helping Skills, and Assessment within a higher education context. Prior to Morgan State University, he worked in K-12 and student affairs administration for over fifteen years leading and creating programs and services to enhance student outcomes with a focus on marginalized populations.

Currently Dr. Kee is the CEO and Founder of WhitworthKee Consulting (WKC). WKC offers services in the areas of program evaluation, campus climate assessments, professional development, and strategic planning.

Due to his personal and professional experiences in higher education, his research interests are centered around opportunities to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives within postsecondary environments. Specifically, his research objective is to understand and interpret the perceptions and experiences of racially minoritized students while attending a predominantly white institution. An additional branch of his research agenda is focused on specific positions and roles that support equity work such as the chief diversity officer, diversity educators, director of admissions, and chief financial officers who are responsible for designing, implementing and/or supporting programs that impact the undergraduate student experience.

Dr. Kee and the WhitworthKee team has designed and implemented multiple diversity, equity, and inclusion assessments for postsecondary institutions for almost 10 years. The assessments have yielded specific and actionable recommendations that can inform institutional strategic planning to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within any higher education context.

Dr. Kee remains actively involved in professional development opportunities to promote effective research and teaching practices such as the Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) Scholar’s program sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods Institute (IQRMI), and actively attending national and local evaluation and higher education conferences.

Dr. Kee received his Ph.D. from Iowa State University in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and MA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Sociology with a focus on Urban Education.