Organizing Dialogue, Experience and Knowledge for Complex Problem-Solving

Charmaine Wijeyesinghe

Charmaine L. Wijeyesinghe, Ed. D. has been a social justice educator for almost 30 years. Stops along her career path include positions in higher education administration at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Dean of Students at Mount Holyoke College, and National Program Consultant for the National Conference of Christians and Jews (where she developed social justice programs and staff training modules for 62 regional offices around the country). Charmaine currently lectures and writes on Multiracial identity, the application of racial identity models to various areas of practice, and the promises and challenges of applying intersectionality to social identity models. She provides coaching and editorial services to authors seeking to promote social justice through their written words. Charmaine has 2 edited books (with Bailey Jackson) on racial identity development published by NYU Press, and several book chapters and journal pieces. She lives in Delmar, NY.