Regina Dixon-Reeves is the Assistant Provost at the University of Chicago. In this role, she provides leadership for diversity and inclusion programs, faculty development initiatives, and strategic planning across the University. Previously, she served as the Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences.
Reeves has a doctorate in sociology with a concentration in higher education from the University of Chicago. Her areas of expertise include mentoring of early career faculty and graduate students, strategies that increase academic productivity, and student support programs that increase college retention of first-generation students. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Marquette University.
Reeves is a past president (2009-2010) and current treasurer of the Association of Black Sociologists and served as chair of the organization’s Professional Development Committee for 16 years. She is a member of the editorial board of Issues in Race & Society: An Interdisciplinary Global Journal and former chair of the Minority Scholars Committee of the Midwest Sociological Society. Reeves was selected as a fellow in the inaugural cohort of Aspiring Leaders for Minority Serving Institutions at Rutgers University, Graduate School of Education, Center for Minority Serving Institutions.