INDERDEEP CHATRATH, Ph.D.
Inderdeep Chatrath is a thought leader, advocate, and consultant engaged in enhancing diversity and equity in employment practices. Dr. Chatrath has served as the Assistant Vice President of Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Programs in the Office for Institutional Equity at Duke University and Health System for 20 years. In addition to her oversight of institutional research functions, the annual Affirmative Action Plan, and Equal Employment Opportunity policies, she has contributed to Duke’s programs for harassment prevention, diversity, and disability management.
Concurrent with her position at Duke, Dr. Chatrath was engaged by public and private higher education institutions, consulting firms, legal counsel, audit and risk management professionals, and senior HR professionals to advise on EEO/AA compliance and develop strategies that promote D/E/I in the workplace. In addition to teaching in Duke’s Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership program, she has designed training programs for faculty, academic, and administrative leadership and is actively involved in evaluating, developing, and teaching courses for professional organizations. She is committed to continuing this important work and offers a wide range of consulting services.
Dr. Chatrath is currently serving her second term on the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations of the U.S. Census Bureau and was recently selected to serve on the National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) Advisory Council. In 2017, she received the prestigious EEO-AA Practitioner Award from the Triangle Industry Liaison Group (TILG) in recognition of her local and national contributions to EEO/AA in employment practices. She is a member of the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity (AAAED) and has held leadership roles in the Consortium of Ivy League and Select Universities and North Carolina Diversity and Inclusion Partners. Dr. Chatrath also devotes time to supporting nonprofit and philanthropic organizations: she serves on the Board of Directors for the Suhanee Foundation and North Carolina Asian Americans Together, and is a former Board member for United Way of the Greater Triangle.
Dr. Chatrath achieved her Doctorate in Adult and Higher Education Administration at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.