Yolanda Moses


Areas of Specialization:

Professor Moses teaches anthropology and a nationally recognized expert on cultural diversity. Her research focuses on the studying the origins of social inequality in complex societies through comparative ethnographic and survey methods.

She has explored gender and class disparities in Caribbean and East Africa and more recently her research has focused on issues of diversity and change in universities and colleges in the United States, India, and South Africa.

She is currently involved with a national public education project funded by NSF and the Ford Foundation on the meaning of race in every day life.

Select Accomplishments:

Professor Moses serves as Vice Provost for Conflict Resolution and the Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Excellence and Diversity at UC Riverside.

Shehas served as:

- President of the American Association for Higher Education -- President of the American Anthropological Association
- Chair of the Board of the American Association of Colleges and Universities
- President of City College of New York (CUNY)
- President of the American Association for Higher Education at George Washington University
- Professor of Anthropology at CUNY Graduate University
- Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Anthropology at California State University, Dominguez Hills
- Dean of the College of the Arts and Professor of Social Science (Anthropology) at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Additional Achievements:

  • 2009 Fellow, Anthropology, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2006 S. J. Schraer Award
  • San Bernardino Valley College Alumni Hall of Fame
  • 1997 Crain's New York Business as a Top Minority Executive
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