Dr. Dafina-Lazarus Stewart (ze/zim/zir) is professor of higher education and student affairs at Bowling Green State University. Zir research, teaching, and professional service focus primarily on student development, the history of higher education, and issues of diversity and social justice. In particular, Dr. Stewart is engaged in research and scholarship on identity intersectionality; race, gender, sexuality, and faith diversity issues; and the historical and current experiences of African American students in U.S. higher education.
Dr. Stewart is also available for speaking engagements, workshops, and consulting for higher education institutions and community organizations. Dr. Stewart has facilitated leadership and staff development for college students, professional staffs, and community groups. Dr. Stewart speaks and presents on topics ranging from college student identity and outcomes, diversity and social justice generally and specifically focusing on issues of race, gender and sexuality, faith and spirituality and the intersections of those communities. Central to Dr. Stewart’s mission and values is to use zir teaching to transform individual lives and communities toward greater equity and to enact social justice. Dr. Stewart has also led staff groups in strategic planning and vision and mission drafting, as well as in leadership and team development.
To bring Dr. Stewart to speak to your campus or community group, please visit zir contact page.