Meet the Director

Gladys McCormick

Gladys McCormick

Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Co-founder, Maxwell Faculty of Color Group
Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations
Associate Professor of History

Associate Professor of History Gladys McCormick is the Maxwell School’s director of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

In this recently created post, McCormick leads and advises on DEI issues in the Maxwell School, and she will lead the development of a DEI strategic plan while assisting departments, administrators and students in their efforts to promote DEI. McCormick also collaborates closely with diversity officers in other schools and colleges, as well as the University’s chief diversity officer.

McCormick, who holds the Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations, is a scholar of the political and economic history of Latin America and the Caribbean who has demonstrated a strong commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion across Syracuse University. For the past year, she has co-chaired the Maxwell Faculty of Color Group, of which she is a founding member; she has served on the Chancellor’s Ad Hoc Committee on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)/Undocumented Students; and she has been a longtime mentor to many students of color, both undergraduate and graduate, since arriving at the University in 2010.

McCormick is originally from Costa Rica and came to the United States in 1992 to attend Hampshire College. She earned her PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

View Gladys' faculty page for more information on her work and research.