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University of Michigan School of Information

Judy Lawson

Judy Schabel

Assistant Dean for Diversity, Adjunct Lecturer in Information, School of Information and Org Development Spec Div, Equity, and Inclusion Email: Phone: 734/763-6035
Office: School of Information/105 S. State St Schedule an appointment with Judy


Serve as a member of the School of Information (UMSI) leadership team, promoting and fostering a thoughtful and integrated approach to matters of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) school-wide. Guide the implementation of UMSI’s DEI strategic plan and implementation and serve as the UMSI Lead to the University DEI Strategic Planning initiative. Advise school leadership on opportunities to advance our DEI goals in the areas of recruitment & retention, education & scholarship, and building an equitable and inclusive community across students, staff and faculty. Consult with students, staff, and faculty about DEI issues, concerns, programs and initiatives.


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus (1987)

Master of Arts in Student Affairs and Higher Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus (1989)

PhD, Higher Education Administration, University of Michigan (2020)


Message to the UMSI Community
A message in follow up to the Derek Chauvin trial verdict

A message to the UMSI community in response to the Derek Chauvin trial verdict.

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Devon Keen
UMSI announces new Director of Inclusion, Equity and Outreach

Keen joins the school’s management team and will play a leadership role in the development and implementation of UMSI’s outreach and DEI initiatives.

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