Kristin Hocker is an assistant professor of clinical nursing, a faculty diversity officer, and the School of Nursing’s deputy Title IX coordinator, undertaking responsibility for the prompt and fair handling of sex-based harassment or misconduct complaints.

Widely recognized as an influential voice in matters of diversity and inclusion, leadership, and professional development, Hocker has a progressive record of experience in teaching, consulting, and facilitating training and professional development within higher education, academic medicine and health care.

Before joining the School of Nursing full time in 2019, she spent the previous 13 years as an organizational development specialist in the University of Rochester Department of Human Resources, where she coordinated the UR Safe Space program and facilitated workshops on implicit bias and micro aggressions, cultural humility, and other topics that address the concept of inclusion as practice. In addition, she taught part-time in the HCM program (where she continues to teach). She has also served as an adjunct faculty member at the Warner School of Education, The College at Brockport, and MCC. She is also a part of the faculty team teaching leadership development to fellows in the UR LEND (Leadership Education for Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities) program.

Hocker earned a doctorate in higher education in 2015 from the Warner School, and received her bachelor’s degree in food service management and master’s in training and instructional design from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Professional Experience
Organizational Development Specialist, University of Rochester, Human Resources, Rochester, NY. 8/2005 - 1/2019

Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester, School of Nursing (HCM program), Rochester, NY. 1/2019 - Current

Presidential Diversity Award
University of Rochester, 2015

Antiracism is an Inside Job
Department of Psychiatry 8th Annual Summer Brown Bag Series, University of Rochester, 2020
Rochester, New York

When Your Existence is an Ongoing Act of Rebellion
Cultural Harmony Day, SUNY Geneseo, 2019
Geneseo, New York

Historical Trauma: An Overview
Department of Psychiatry 5th Annual Summer Brown Bag Series, University of Rochester, 2017
Rochester, New York

Approaching Difficult Conversations with Cultural Humility
Community Conversations, The College at Brockport, 2016
Brockport, New York

Leadership in Action: A Phenomenological Study of Professional Staffs' Conceptions of Leadership in Higher Education
American Educational Research Association Annual conference-Division J Vice President's Invited session: In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower, AERA, 2015
Chicago, Illinois

Living HR: Experiencing Policy through Case Studies
Anne Maynard,
Eastern Regional College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA HR) conference, CUPA HR, 2015
Uncasville, Connecticut