Sharon Washington has more than two decades of professional experience and scholarly work in social justice education, higher education administration, teacher preparation, outdoor recreation, sports and the arts. Throughout her career she was been engaged in work that contributes to a greater understanding of individuals and groups and the ways in which work and learning communities can foster greater equity and inclusion.
Washington's career has included: Provost and Professor of Education at Spelman College in Atlanta; Special Assistant to the President for Diversity Initiatives at Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, NC; and, Interim Director of Faculty Equity Programs at the University of California Office of the President in Oakland, California. Her recent writings focus on multicultural alliances and coping with the emotional and intellectual challenges of teaching about social justice.
Washington earned a Ph.D. in education at The Ohio State University.