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Taj Smith

Director Diversity Education

Diversity and Inclusion

585-475-2224
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Taj Smith

Director Diversity Education

Diversity and Inclusion

Bio

Dr. Taj Smith's role at RIT is to help train faculty and staff on their journey to cultural competency and humility. He also partners with staff and students across the university to facilitate high-impact workshops or high-level experiential learning opportunities for students. 

He considers himself an educator, curriculum developer and facilitator specializing in intercultural engagement, intergroup dialogue and program assessment. Taj earned his doctorate in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, an M.A. in Africana Studies from Cornell University, and a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Media Studies from Rutgers University.   

For fun, Taj enjoys trying out new restaurants, online shopping, fashion, sports and watching the Walking Dead. 

585-475-2224

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  • October 16, 2020

    jack-o-lanterns lined up along an outdoor track.

    Tiger Alumni Week offers dozens of virtual activities

    Virtual reunions, interactive programs, talks, a 5K, e-Sports, and even Tiger Trivia are just some of the dozens of events slated for Tiger Alumni Week, beginning Monday for RIT alumni, students, families, faculty, and staff.