Tia Jackson-Truitt serves as inaugural director of Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s (IDEI) Diversity and Inclusion Education and Training. In this role, Jackson-Truitt is responsible for developing and leading diversity and inclusion curriculum-based training across Georgia Tech for faculty, staff, and students.
Jackson-Truitt, who has worked at Georgia Tech since 2010, previously served as the associate director of the Center for Engineering Education and Diversity (CEED) where she was responsible for a series of programs focused on the recruitment and retention of diverse students into undergraduate and graduate programs. Prior to that, she worked in the mental health field with at-risk youth and as a forensic social worker for incarcerated populations.
Jackson-Truitt also serves as the Region B chairperson for the National Association of Multicultural Educational Program Administrators (NAMEPA) and is the principal empowerment officer for GRIOT, the Georgia Tech African-heritage Employee Resource Group.
She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Delaware; her master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania; and her doctorate in counseling and student support services from the University of Georgia.