Quade French

Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer

(213) 740–4950


Dr. Quade French is the Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer of USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. In his work, he centers relationship-building as foundational to any systemic change.

He guides leadership, faculty, staff, and students to emphasize humility over hubris in the pursuit of equity, curiosity over certainty as they work to build an inclusive community, and courage over fear to cultivate a positive culture at USC Dornsife.

He is a licensed clinical psychologist and has served as adjunct faculty in the USC Rossier School of Education. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where his research focused on the racial and ethnic identity development of transracially adopted people as well as the study of adoptive family systems; he maintains an active role with the adoption community.

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