Scott Hwang has worked in higher education since 2006, when he started his career as the director of student leadership overseeing orientation programs, student activities, and student government at Covenant College. He earned a master’s in higher education at Geneva College, where he served as a residence director. Hwang then worked at his alma mater, Gordon College, overseeing multicultural programs as the director of the Clarendon Scholars Program.
From there he worked as the director of multicultural student programs at Messiah University. Hwang most recently worked at the University of Michigan, where he served as the associate director of The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR). IGR is nationally recognized as the model and exemplar for substantive work related to addressing issues of equity and a leader in intergroup dialogue and social justice education.
Through these previous roles, Hwang brings experience in cultivating student development theories into practice, a holistic approach that is student-centered, and most importantly, a passion for supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Hwang's wife, Marti, is a professional photographer, and they have two children, Hope and Theo. In his spare time he is completing his dissertation on the benefits and challenges of peer-led intergroup dialogue facilitation. He is an avid sports fan who supports his beloved Raiders, Lakers, and Dodgers. He is extremely excited to join the Oberlin community and the opportunity to work with students, faculty, and staff. Hwang hopes he can enable growth, learning, and healing through his work in the MRC.
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