Dean Gonzalez is the associate dean of the College and Director of Programs for Access and Inclusion responsible for programs and initiatives that support and advance Princeton’s commitment to an inclusive undergraduate student body. She plays a leading role in the creation, implementation and management of strategic initiatives designed to enhance the experience of students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and other historically underrepresented groups In addition, she oversees the Freshman Scholars Institute (FSI) and co-coordinates the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program.
Gonzalez most recently served as associate director for Princeton’s Writing Center and has been closely involved in the development and implementation of the “Ways of Knowing” curriculum for FSI and other related initiatives. She joined the Writing Program in 2012 as a postdoctoral lecturer after working in the Brown University Writing Center as a staff associate and assistant director, where she also gained considerable experience working in the areas of diversity and inclusion, particularly through her work in the “Excellence at Brown” summer scholars program. As an undergraduate at Dartmouth College she was herself a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, and has since continued to be involved in that organization as a mentor and advisor. Khristina holds a Ph.D. in English from Brown University and her own academic research focuses on 19th-century English literature and culture, especially the history of social reform programs.