Graduate School welcomes Angulique Outlaw as interim associate dean

The Wayne State University Graduate School has named Angulique Outlaw, Ph.D., a native Detroiter and lifelong Warrior, as interim associate dean. Outlaw will lead the Graduate School’s work with postdoctoral scholars while also overseeing the popular Graduate Research Symposium and Professional Development Series.

Currently, Outlaw is an associate professor of research and vice chair for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences in the School of Medicine. She also is the director of prevention programming for Wayne State University Prevention, a comprehensive HIV prevention and sexual health program for at-risk adolescents and young adults.

Outlaw also has worked extensively in the areas of student career development and training. She is the director of the student training core for ReBUILDetroit and serves on the advisory board for a pipeline program to graduate education and careers in behavioral and social science research. Additionally, she has trained and mentored numerous graduate students and junior faculty members, both locally and across the nation.

“Dr. Outlaw’s impressive background makes her the ideal individual to lead our postdoctoral scholars,” said Graduate School Dean Amanda Bryant-Friedrich. “As a native Detroiter she will be able to show our future postdocs the endless possibilities that come from living and learning in a diverse and exciting community like ours.”

A graduate of Detroit Northern High School, Outlaw also received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Wayne State. She will continue her duties in the School of Medicine as associate dean.

Outlaw is excited about the opportunity to help more graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in their career endeavors.

“The initiatives provided for students and scholars are extremely important for successful career transition and development,” said Outlaw. “My vision for the school is to assists in the development of a rich portfolio of initiatives with other schools and colleges that will be instrumental in that transition and development. These can also be utilized for future scholar recruitment.”

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