Michele D Simpson black and white photograph smiling standing in front of ocean water.
Associate Teaching Professor, Philosophy, Arts & Culture Residential Academic Program Student Academic Success Center • Faculty Affiliate & Research Associate, Renée Crown Wellness Institute
Faculty Affiliates

Michele D. Simpson is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Philosophy, Arts & Culture Residential Academic Program.  She is also a faculty member of the Student Academic Success Center, the Honors Residential Academic Program, and the Program for Excellence in Academics and Community.

Her courses reflect her passion and commitment to topics including anti-racism, anti-Blackness, social justice, and the exploration of the intersections that inform myriad lived experiences.

Michele’s course offerings have included:  Gender, Sexuality & Popular Culture, Ethical Puzzles & Moral Conflicts, and Sacred Spaces.

Currently, Michele is the host and producer of Black Talk, a co-creation of the Boulder County NAACP and Boulder Public Radio’s KGNU.  Black Talk centers Black voices, thought, and vision.

At Crown, she has the distinct honor to be a member of the Mindful Campus team as a curriculum co-creator and BIPOC affinity group co-facilitator.  Michele is also a part of Girls Like Us, a program/research study focusing on the lives and experiences of Black girls in Boulder County.  She is also a contributing member of the  Compassion & Dignity for Educators Project.