Dr. Nancy Kaplan

Dr. Nancy Kaplan is a long-time educator, community advocate, and proponent of social justice. She has spent her career in higher education at St. John’s University, most currently in the role of Associate Provost. She oversees external partnership development and programs related to academics, student affairs and athletics.  Dr. Kaplan has also taught courses in the Graduate School of Education and College of Professional Studies.

For the past 25 years, Dr. Kaplan has been immersed in delivering educational programs on several important topics.  She is best known for her unique ability to address the topics of Diversity and Inclusion with audiences across the country in such a way that inspires and motivates participants to use their platform to support positive social change. Understanding the critical importance of having meaningful conversations related to bigotry and bias, Dr. Kaplan shares her own life experiences and stories to inspire others to confront hate and bias wherever it exists.

Dr. Kaplan also serves as a workshop facilitator for several prominent anti-bias and social justice organizations including the Anti-Defamation League, the Institute for Sport and Social Justice and the Ross Initiative in Sport for Equality.  

Dr. Kaplan’s academic credentials include a Doctor of Education, Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science degrees. Additionally, she completed the Management Development Program at Cornell University’s New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the Management Development Studies Program at Harvard University.