- Interim Vice Provost of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
Dr. D. A. Graham has more than 20 years of experience as a Master Facilitator and Mediator in the resolution of complaints, appeals and internal grievance processes for employee/employer issues. He has worked to resolve issues between parties through various types of mediation and communication processes. He has designed and taught numerous courses and workshops on communication, conflict engagement skills, diversity and accountability at multiple universities, corporate and nonprofit organizations.
Dr. Graham's academic background includes a bachelor’s degree in speech communications from the University of Alabama, a master's degree in divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, a master's degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma and a doctorate in education from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His honors and awards include the Navy’s Distinguished Service Award Chaplain of the Year and the Outstanding New Professional of the Year Award from California State, San Diego.
As vice president of Global Integrity Leaders for Nielsen, Graham was responsible for overseeing, coordinating and facilitating eight regional compliance and integrity leaders who in turn cover more than 100 countries. In that role he advised senior leadership on trends involving employee harassment, discrimination, mistreatment, wrongful disciplinary action or termination, and workplace interpersonal interaction issues. He collaborated with departments to ensure the appropriate use of appeal and that grievance issues were resolved in a timely manner.
Graham is also founder of the New Jersey Intergroup Dialogue Coalition of Trenton, New Jersey, and the founder and principal consultant of DNA Consulting. Before joining Nielsen in 2016, Graham spent four years as director of human resources and Title IX coordinator at the University of Sciences in Philadelphia. He has served as the university ombuds for both Princeton and California State University at San Diego. From 1999 to 2005, he was a lieutenant chaplain for the Navy.