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Daria Graham

Associate Dean & Executive Director of Multi-Ethnic Education & Engagement Center

Staff, Adjunct


Email: Daria Graham
Phone: 937-229-3634
Website: Visit Site
109 Alumni Hall

Associate Dean of Students, Student Development
Executive Director, Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center
Adjunct, Departments of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, Music, and Education and Allied Professions


Dr. Daria Graham received her bachelor of science in business administration, her master of science in education and allied professions, and her Ph.D. in higher education at the University of Dayton. She joined the University of Dayton as professional staff in 1999. Dr. Graham is also the co-chairperson for the Division of Student Development's Graduate Assistants’ Development committee and the convener for the Division’s Diversity Action Team. 

Research Interests

  • Leadership development
  • Racial and ethnic minorities
  • Gender performance and normativity
  • Intersectionality and Critical Race Theory
  • Structures of privilege and oppression


Intersectional Leadership: A Critical Narrative Analysis of Servant Leadership by Black Women in Student Affairs (2018)

Conference Presentation Topics  

  • Power, Privilege, and Social Identities
  • Generation Z Students
  • Collaboration in the Academy
  • Identity and Development of Undergraduate African-American Men
  • Identity and Development of Undergraduate African-American Women
  • Intergroup Dialogue Model
  • Social Change Model of Leadership Development
  • Social Justice, Privilege and Oppression, Equity and Inclusion
  • Student Leadership Programs in Higher Education
  • Student Persistence for Multicultural Undergraduate Students
  • Women in Religion
  • Power in Partnerships: Visioning through Collaboration
  • Diversity and Social Justice Teaching Techniques
  • The Use of the Gospel Choir as a Cross-Cultural Model
  • Working Collaboratively to Reinvent and Reinvigorate Your Multicultural Office