Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Education Training and Development
PhD, Simmons College
Allyson Livingstone brings nearly 15 years of experience in social justice education and programming, diversity, equity, and inclusion professional development, and mental health counseling to her role in Brandeis' Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Livingstone is responsible for carrying out the educational and training strategy for the office. She works with faculty, staff and students to develop and carry out their equity goals.
Prior to arriving at Brandeis in 2018, Livingstone was a member of the social work faculty at Salem State University. Prior to that, she was the director of the Bachelor of Social Work Field Education Program at Simmons College. Her teaching, research, and social work practice areas are the analysis and eradication of multisystemic privilege and oppression, intersectional social identity equity in education, and student mental health.
Livingstone has a PhD in social work from Simmons College. She also holds a master’s degree in social work from New York University and a bachelor of arts degree from Haverford College.
Livingstone grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts.