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Dr. Danielle Brooks

Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Danielle Brooks is an assistant dean and currently heads ATU’s Department of Diversity and Inclusion. She is a southern girl at heart. Originally from Jackson, Alabama, Dr. Brooks came to ATU by way of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. While there, she served as a coordinator of student leadership and academic wellness for first generation and underrepresented students within residential life in addition to facilitating diversity & inclusion programming while serving on her department’s social justice committee.

At Arkansas Tech, she currently oversees the diversity programming initiatives, facilitates workshops and trainings on inclusion, social justice, cultural competency, equity/equality, and is the primary support for ATU’s minority student populations and marginalized student groups.

Dr. Brooks graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Information from Troy University in Troy, Alabama in 2006. In 2013, she earned a Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) degree with both a concentration and a dual graduate certificate in Leadership & Ethics from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL with honors. It was at Spring Hill College that her zeal for diversity and inclusion greatly increased while studying ethics. In 2017, she became the first black woman to complete the Ph.D in Leadership Studies at Piedmont International University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her doctoral concentration for the Leadership Ph.D is in Educational Administration.

Outside of her role at ATU, Dr. Brooks works on branding for the Dr. Quin Foundation (attributed to her first name which is NaQuindra), an organization she founded in 2015 that focuses on leadership development as well as educational and cultural empowerment for youth of color in rural areas like her home in Alabama and throughout the rural South. Dr. Brooks holds memberships in several professional, civic, and service organizations including, but not limited to, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE), and NASPA IV-West.    




Coordinator of Multicultural Support



Jay anderson

Graduate Assistant