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University of Michigan School of Information

Judy Lawson

Judy Schabel

Assistant Dean for Diversity Email: Phone: 734/763-6035
Office: School of Information/105 S. State St Staff Unit: 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)


UMSI Graduate Guarantee, for the Master of Science in Information (MSI) or Master of Health Informatics (MHI)
U-M School of Information extends free tuition program to include graduate programs

UMSI is now offering free graduate school tuition in two programs for full-time students who were awarded the University of Michigan Go Blue Guarantee grant as undergraduates. 

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Website showcases UMSI progress on diversity, equity and inclusion

The University of Michigan School of Information has developed a new website highlighting DEI initiatives that took place from 2016 to 2021.

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