Dr. Princess Currence

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Director, Curriculum & Education
Rush University Medical Center

Dr. Currence has 15+ years of experience in building successful DEI recruitment, talent development and career transition programs from the ground up. She has assisted 1000s of diverse students gain admission and graduate from top-tier higher education institutions. She is a DEI educator of anti-racism, health equity, and social justice leadership, and Intergroup dialogues pedagogy. She has served as instructional designer, chief student diversity officer, executive leader, academic director for nonprofit management programs as well as workforce development strategist. Her deep bench knowledge of system-thinking approaches, innovation dynamics and business optimization allows her to develop customized strategies that help organizations and individuals accelerate the achievement of their goals.

Dr. Currence is an experienced executive and career coach who helps her clients capitalize on their strengths to advance their careers. She is the lead author of the Association of American Medical College’s (AAMC) Holistic Participant Affairs Model, which aims to extend to holistic admissions approaches beyond admissions and into the way the participant affairs areas work in concert to support participants.

Dr. Currence is currently the Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Director of Curriculum & Education at Rush Medical College at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago IL , Founding Partner/Lead Consultant of Currence Solutions, LLC a business solution consulting firm. Dr. Currence has a doctorate in social justice, innovation, and large-scale change management practice from the University of Southern California and masters of social work in community organization and community and social systems from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.