Ronnie A Dunn, Ph. D.
 Title: Exec Dir Divrsty Ins & Asc Prof
 Dept: Urban Studies
 Office: UR 248
 Phone: 216-523-7292
 Fax: 687-2013
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. UR 248, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Urban and social policy, racial profiling, racial inequality, the criminal justice system, issues affecting children and families living in urban areas, minority populations and the urban poor
Ph.D., Urban Studies, Cleveland State University, 2004
Brief Bio:
Ronnie Dunn received a Ph.D. in Urban Studies at Cleveland State University in 2004. His research and teaching interests include racial and social justice, crime and the criminal justice system, policing, diversity and issues affecting minoritized populations and the urban poor. He served as the Interim Chief Diversity Officer from 2018 through 2021 and was responsible for developing and advancing policies and practices that enhance diversity, inclusion, and equity throughout the university and the broader community. He is currently the executive director of The Diversity Institute, which conducts research, training, and policy development and advocacy on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues and racial and social justice.
Honors and Awards:
Who's Who in Black Cleveland, 2007 - 2018
Research Interests:
Racial and social justice, racial inequality, health disparities, poverty & the urban poor, race, crime, and the criminal justice system, and diversity, equity, and inclusion
Teaching Areas:
Urban Studies, Urban Sociology, Racial Inequality, Criminology, Black Studies
Professional Affiliations:
National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, Urban Affairs Association, American Sociological Association, Association of Black Sociologists, and National Association of Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE)
University Service:
Retention and Student Success (2014-), Standards & Admissions (2011-2013), and Minority Affairs Committees (2008-2011), member.
Community Service:
Commissioner, the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority; member, NAACP Legal Redress Committee; board member, The Honor Project Trust; member, Citizens for a Safe & Fair Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Congregations.
Research Grants:
Study of racial disparities within the Cuyahoga County Criminal Justice System (2009).

Examination of the Cleveland Civilian Police Review Board (2007).