Temple alumna, Nelia Viveiros, EdD, LLB is happy to call Philadelphia home once again and as a proud Temple Owl she's excited to be back on the campus of Temple University.


Viveiros, a first-generation, Latinx leader whose career in higher education has spanned more than 20 years, has held previous full-time positions at Temple from 2002 to 2014 and has more recently served in a part-time capacity as the college's Special Assistant for Faculty Affairs.


Attracted by the mission of the College of Education and Human Development, Viveiros will serve as the Special Assistant to Dean Anderson and Chief of Staff of the college.


Viveiros will oversee a range of matters relating to organizational development, diversity and inclusion, issue resolution, and advocacy on behalf of staff and faculty.


She will collaborate with Dean Anderson and senior leadership for strategic planning purposes in order to support and further the college's mission, vision and goals.


Active in the community, Viveiros' volunteered with the American Civil Liberties Union (Colorado), the Latin American Educational Foundation (LAEF) and the YMCA.


"Dr. Viveiros' role in the college will be an expansive one and build on the work that she has done for years at Temple," said Gregory M. Anderson, Dean of the College of Education and Human Development.


"Her excellent ability to handle multiple objectives, stressful situations and large scale projects has made her a much-valued thought leader in the university community,'' added Dean Anderson.


Viveiros brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the college having served as an Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Operations at the University of Colorado Denver,   Anschutz Medical Campus.


"Protecting the college's social justice mission and bringing my background in equity, diversity and inclusion with me is one of my priorities," said Viveiros.


Viveiros experience includes conflict management, mediation and restorative justice in the higher education setting. Viveiros' research focuses on trauma in organizations. More recently, she has published work in Feminist Criminology looking at the ways higher education institutions can look beyond a compliance-only approach toward the adoption of an integrated conflict management system. 


In the coming weeks, Viveiros will meet with staff, faculty and students to listen and explore the needs of the college community.