Rebecca Ropers-Huilman is Professor and Chair in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, & Development, and an Affiliate of the Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Minnesota. She received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in Psychology and German and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Higher Education. After completing her doctorate, she served as a faculty member at Louisiana State University for eleven years. She has published five books and more than 40 articles or book chapters, all of which related to equity, diversity, and change in higher education contexts. She has a particular interest in how gender and race are woven in the fabric of educational experience. In her commitment to put theory into practice and policy, she served as the Director of the Women’s Center and as the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies while at LSU. Additionally, she was the editor of Feminist Formations, an interdisciplinary journal featuring feminist scholarship on diverse gendered experiences throughout the world. Ropers-Huilman grounds her work in an understanding of the social role of higher education in creating inclusive and engaged communities.