John H. Dozier

John H. Dozier

John H. Dozier is MIT’s Institute Community and Equity Officer. The ICEO serves as the Institute’s chief diversity officer and a thought leader for issues of community, equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Previously, Dozier served as the inaugural chief diversity officer and senior associate provost for inclusion at the University of South Carolina (USC) since 2013. In shaping this new position, he helped create and oversee strategy and programs to enhance diversity and inclusion for the state’s flagship university, with over 35,000 students, and he coordinated the university’s office for community engagement and service-learning. Dozier received the Richard A. Rempel Faculty Award from the University of South Carolina in 2016.

Prior to his work at USC, Dozier spent a decade managing various aspects of Chicago’s extensive community college system where he held a variety of leadership positions, including vice president of academic and student affairs for Kennedy-King College and Wilbur Wright College; chief information officer for the entire system; and then president of Kennedy-King College.

Dozier started his career in the private sector, working for A COUPLE OF COMPANY NAMES AND JOB TITLES HERE WOULD BE GREAT. He made a deliberate switch to higher education in YEAR with his move to Chicago.

Raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Dozier initially studied music at South Carolina State University. He ultimately received his BS in marketing and was presented a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the university in 2015. He went on to earn both an MBA and a doctorate in education from DePaul University in Chicago.

Dozier’s wife, Victoria, is a mechanical engineer. They have three children and live in Milton, Mass.