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Tania Luma

  • Part-Time Faculty


In 2012, Prof. Luma joined DePaul University as an adjunct professor and taught Critical Thinking, Criminal Justice, and Homeland Security at SCPS. In 2016, she studied public leadership at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and used this training to provide coaching, leadership development, and organizational development services to individuals and institutions. In 2018, she joined the UIC Law as an Academic Support Specialist. In that role, she coordinated the 1L Expert Learning course with Associate Dean Rodney Fong and helped develop a two-pronged approach—cognitive and non-cognitive—to legal education. Non-cognitive concepts included psychological barriers to learning such as impostor syndrome, stereotype threat, and lack of belonging. She's currently Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, since 2019. Assistant Dean Luma works to promote a culture at UIC Law that values and supports diversity through work in five main areas: institutional strategic planning, diversity programming and training, current student support, recruitment, and community partnerships. She completed her law degree at UIC Law School and her undergraduate degree at University of Maryland, College Park. ​