Deborah L. Plummer, PhD, is a psychologist, university professor, author, and speaker on topics central to racial equality, inclusion, and mutual respect. She is most passionate about creating inclusive organizations and building peaceful communities by engaging others in workshops settings, in-home discussions and through her writings and blog posts. As an academic, she continues her research on diversity metrics and cross-racial friendships while teaching and facilitating discussions on a relational model for managing the dynamics of differences . She is the lead author in the design and development of the Diversity Engagement Survey (DES), a tool for measuring diversity and inclusion in organizations.
Deborah has held past roles as staff psychologist, academic medical center and hospital system chief diversity officer, tenured psychology professor, and founding director of a graduate degree program in diversity management. In 2016, Deborah was named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the Top 15 Chief Diversity Officers to Know.