Leadership

Kenji Yoshino

FACULTY DIRECTOR

Kenji Yoshino is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law and the Director of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. A graduate of Harvard (AB summa cum laude), Oxford (MSc as a Rhodes Scholar) and Yale (JD), he specializes in constitutional law, antidiscrimination law, and law and literature. He received tenure at Yale Law School, where he served as Deputy Dean before moving to NYU.

Yoshino has published in major academic journals, including the Harvard Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal. He has also written for more popular forums, including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. Yoshino is the author of three books. His fourth book (co-authored with David Glasgow) is on the topic of allyship, and will be published by Simon & Schuster in February 2023.

Yoshino has served as the President of the Harvard Board of Overseers. He currently serves on the Board of the Brennan Center for Justice, on advisory boards for diversity and inclusion for Morgan Stanley and Charter Communications, and on the board of his children's school. He has won numerous awards for his teaching and scholarship, including the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award, the Peck medal in jurisprudence, and the University's Distinguished Teaching Award.

He lives in Manhattan with his husband, two children, and a Great Dane.

 

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

David Glasgow is the Executive Director of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging and an Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. In his role at the center, he develops and executes educational programs on diversity and inclusion for internal and external clients, coordinates a speaker series and other events on contemporary diversity and inclusion issues, and manages the center's general operations. He has co-taught courses at the Law School on leadership, diversity, and inclusion, and has co-authored a book with Kenji Yoshino, Say the Right Thing: How to Talk about Identity, Diversity, and Justice, to be published by Simon & Schuster in 2023. David graduated with a BA in philosophy and an LLB (First Class Honors) from the University of Melbourne, and a Master of Laws (LLM) from NYU School of Law, where he received the David H. Moses Memorial Prize and the George Colin Award. Prior to joining the center, he practiced employee relations and anti-discrimination law in Melbourne, Australia, and then served as an Associate Director of the Public Interest Law Center at NYU School of Law.

 

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ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

Jessica Moldovan is an Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU School of Law where she teaches the course Leadership, Diversity, and Inclusion with Kenji Yoshino. She previously served as a Research Fellow at the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Before joining the Center, Jessica clerked for the Honorable Cheryl Ann Krause on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Allyne R. Ross on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She has worked at the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Educational Opportunities Section. Jessica is a graduate of NYU School of Law where she received the Vanderbilt Medal for her contributions to the law school (Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar, cum laude), Trinity College Dublin (MPhil in Gender & Women's Studies as a George Mitchell Scholar, First Class Honors), and Yale (BA in History, magna cum laude). Jessica is currently an associate at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein.

 

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THEATRE DIRECTOR

Schele Williams is a Brooklyn-based director committed to cultivating new musicals, as well as directing and producing devised work. She has directed at numerous regional theatres across the country and New Works festivals including NAMT, NYMTF and Theatreworks Palo Alto. Schele re-conceived and directed the 2017/2018 Motown National Tour. Her Broadway credits include Associate Director of Motown The Musical and Associate Choreographer for Rent on Broadway, National and International touring companies. Passionate about pairing social justice with the arts, Schele has directed numerous Broadway events including: The People’s State of the Union (starring Common, Andra Day, John Leguizamo, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes); Uprising of Love (starring Sting and Patti LuPone) for global equality; Defying Inequality (starring Liza Minnelli and Ben Vereen); a benefit for marriage equality for which she received a New York City proclamation; and From Broadway to Bourbon Street, a benefit for the victims of Hurricane Katrina (starring Bernadette Peters and David Hyde Pierce). Schele is the director of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging’s theatre-based education and training programs. In addition, Schele is a member of the Broadway Inspirational Voices and serves as Chairman of the Board.