Tamara Stevenson, Ed.D.

Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and C.D.O

Phone: 801.832.2454

Email: tstevenson@westminsteru.edu

Office Location: Converse Hall 201C


E.D.D. Eastern Michigan University
M.A. Wayne State University
B.A. Wayne State University


Tamara N. Stevenson, Ed.D. is an associate professor of communication at Westminster University in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was appointed as the university's interim chief diversity officer, effective March 1, 2019. Stevenson came to Westminster University in 2012. She has developed and taught courses in human, organizational and intercultural communication; civil rights discourses, and professional writing. Her professional presentations address multiple dynamics of race, gender, power and privilege, and her research includes the study of racialized and gendered experiences of African-American male and female faculty and spans public policy and higher education.

With more than 10 years of industry experience in corporate communication, Dr. Stevenson examines the communicative functions and outcomes of K-12 and postsecondary institutions as organizational sites of power through a critical race lens.

Stevenson has been active in university-wide service, including membership on numerous committees and leadership of initiatives. She also served as faculty fellow for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion from 2015–18. Her academic credentials include a doctorate and specialist of arts degree in educational leadership and a graduate certificate in community college leadership from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan, along with a master’s degree in organizational communication and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Tamara Stevenson