Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Meet Dean McClain

Professor Russell McClain coordinates the development and implementation of initiatives to increase the admission, retention, and graduation of students of color, and students from other underrepresented groups, and works with a variety of departments to foster a campus environment that recognizes, celebrates, and values diversity. He also offers one-on-one counseling and support for students, and conducts diversity student orientation workshops.

Dean McClain recently published a book, The Guide to Belonging in Law School, which offers a mini-immersion in the law school experience for students from diverse backgrounds. He also authored   “Helping Our Students Reach Their Full Potential: The Insidious Consequences of Ignoring Stereotype Threat” in the Rutgers Race and the Law Review and “Bottled at the Source, Recapturing the Essence of Academic Support as a Primary Tool of Education Equity for Minority Law Students” in the Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender, and Class.