Dr. Nakia Troutman, Ed.D, CDE

Chief Executive Officer

About Me

Dr. Nakia Troutman is an educator and Diversity and Inclusion professional. She has worked within this field for over 15 years collectively. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of (IDI) the Institute of Diversity & Inclusion, LLC.
IDI provides diversity education for businesses, institutions and the community.

Dr. Troutman holds a bachelor degree in Music Education from Cameron University, an Executive Masters in Business Administration from Colorado Technical University and a Doctorate in Education from National American University with an emphasis in Community College Leadership. She also holds a certification as a CDP (Certified Diversity Professional), as well as a certificate in Project Management.

Dr. Troutman has active membership in multiple professional organizations, which includes the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE), the National Texas Diversity Council, and the International Association of Women (IAW). She holds the position of Vice President of the Collin County Black Chamber of Commerce, as well as, a seat on the Diversity Advisory Board for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She also is an active member of three Texas Chamber of Commerces: Plano, Richardson and North Dallas.

Dr. Troutman has conducted multiple diversity- related presentations to different organizations, businesses and institutions. Her published work includes:
- Diversity & Inclusion: Best Practices and Strategies from Community Colleges as HEED Award Recipients
- Diversity & Inclusion: What Some Colleges Are Doing Right
Upcoming projects that Dr. Troutman is currently pursuing in 2019 is the release of her second book titled The Seeds of Diversity K-12; Teaching doctoral courses for the Chicago School of Professional Psychology; Conducting research in the field of Diversity and Inclusion; Speaker/Presenter for various conferences and events.

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