As assistant vice president of Campus Life, Dona Yarbrough leads faculty and academic engagement and graduate/professional student initiatives for Campus Life, the Office of the Student Ombudsperson, Learning and Development for staff, Social Justice Education, and the Barkley Forum. Dona is also responsible for the Center for Women, Racial and Cultural Engagement (RACE), and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Life.
Dona has held several positions since joining Emory in 2008, including associate vice provost of community and diversity, and director of the Center for Women. Earlier in her career, she was director of the LGBT Center and a part-time faculty member in women’s studies at Tufts University. Her teaching and scholarship have focused on gender, race, and sexuality studies; early 20th century American literature; and diversity, inclusion, and equity in higher education. Dona received her PhD in English from the University of Virginia.