Dr. Kristin Deal is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for DEI Partnerships & Operations at the University of Denver, and an adjunct professor of Higher Education at the Morgridge College of Education. Dr. Deal, as a scholar-practitioner, is engaged in the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a specific focus on the intersections of race, gender, emotionality, and inclusive practices.

Whether in research or everyday practice, Dr. Deal's work seeks to create welcoming and affirming learning environments for students, faculty, and staff. Kristin’s work engages all areas of campus including the curricular and co-curricular spaces toward providing an understanding of and scoping for implementation and evaluation of DEI initiatives, challenges, and practices in support of the DU community.

Kristin holds a doctorate in Higher Education from DU and resides in Denver with her family.