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Dr. Laura Quiros Receives Adelphi University “Award for Excellence” in Teaching Social Justice & DEI



NEW YORK— Coston Consulting partner Dr. Laura Quiros, has been awarded the Adelphi University 2021 Award for Excellence in Teaching Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (SJEDI). The annual Excellence in Teaching SJEDI Award honors an Adelphi professor who demonstrates a commitment to SJEDI inside the classroom above and beyond the standard curriculum for the faculty member's discipline.


“This is such a wonderful honor,” said Dr. Laura Quiros. “I’m grateful to the Adelphi University community for recognizing my work and supporting my commitment to helping students understand the importance of their roles as future leaders and academics in the social justice and DEI fields.”


Dr. Quiros, Ph.D., LMSW advises, coaches, and trains boards of directors, executives, and other professionals across sectors to advance their DEI efforts. She regularly works with clients to expand their racial literacy and help them communicate more openly about race and racism. For the past 11 years, Dr. Quiros has served as an Associate Professor of Social Work at Adelphi University, where she teaches social work practice at both the doctoral and master’s levels. Her research and scholarly interests focus on the social construction of racial and ethnic identity and trauma-informed care through a social justice lens.


Dr. Quiros earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Welfare from The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, where her dissertation focused on “The Social Construction of Racial and Ethnic Identity among Women of Color from Mixed Ancestry.” She also earned a master’s degree in social work from Hunter College School of Social Work and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Skidmore College. Dr. Quiros' latest book focuses on incorporating diversity and inclusion into trauma-informed social work.


Coston Consulting is a certified Black-owned business advisory firm devoted to helping clients expand their business, raise their profile, and advance their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. The firm represents clients across industries and specializes in advising professional services firms, with an expertise in the legal industry. Focus areas include strategy, business development, marketing, and DEI consulting.


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