DEIA Advisory Committee – Dr. Sheldon B. Wrice
Sheldon Wrice is currently the Vice President of Inclusion and Equity and Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Akron. Wrice has taught full-time at the University since 1995 as a professor of technical writing and composition. He has chaired various academic departments, including Modern Languages, Anthropology and Classical Studies, English and Associate Studies.
Wrice earned his Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration in 1995, Master of Science in Technical Education and Master of Arts in Multicultural Education in 1994, Master of Arts in Urban Studies in 2013 and Master of Public Administration in 2014, all from UA. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from South Carolina State University in 1988 and a Master of Library Science from Clark Atlanta University in 1990. He is also a graduate of Leadership Akron class of 29.
Dr. Wrice has been most active in many professional organizations. More specifically he is a member of The National Council of Teachers of English, The Two-Year English Association, Phi Delta Kappa, Pi Lambda Theta, American Library Association, Sigma Pi Phi – The Boule and Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. He has presented at over fifty regional, national and international conferences within his disciplines.