Adi Grabiner-Keinan, Ph.D., joined Cornell University’s Intergroup Dialogue Project in 2015 as the program director. She became the Executive Director for Undergraduate Diversity Education in June 2019 and the Executive Director for Academic DEI Education in June 2021.
Working closely with Cornell’s academic units and leadership, Dr. Grabiner-Keinan develops and leads campus-wide educational opportunities focused on four key development areas: human connection, social identity, intergroup communication, and strategic change. By creating optimal conditions for multi-phase and multi-party processes for faculty, students, and student-facing staff, she promotes the expansion of academic DEI education on campus in a direction that supports the evolving needs of the University. As part of her role, Dr. Grabiner-Keinan provides strategic guidance to Cornell’s academic leadership on the development, implementation, and assessment of frameworks as well as programs aiming to raise awareness about DEI issues, support behavioral change at personal and interpersonal levels, and influence institutional climate. Dr. Grabiner-Keinan received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Cornell University, her M.A. in Cultural Production from Brandeis University, and her B.A. in History from Tel Aviv University.