Cherjanet Lenzy

Cherjanet Lenzy

Cherjanet Lenzy

Assistant Professor

Intersectionality of Black Women, activism, identity development and metaphysical spirituality with a focus on cultural ways of knowing and decolonization

Cherjanét D. Lenzy, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Higher Education Program. She has 10 years of experience as a Student Affairs practitioner mostly situated in the area of diversity and social justice. Her research interests include intersectionality of Black Women, activism, identity development and metaphysical spirituality with a focus on cultural ways of knowing and decolonization. Specifically, she is interested in how spirituality influences purpose and development while creating a holistic understanding of self. Further, she is interested in how the field of student affairs can be integral in supporting spiritual development and exploration for students. In addition, she is a Reiki master, and intuitive empath.

Selected Publications

Lenzy, C. D. (2019). Navigating the complexities of race-based activism. In S. Evans, D. Domingue, & T. Mitchel (Eds.), Black women and social justice education: Legacies and lessons. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Lenzy, C. D. (2019). We Were Asked to Deny a Part of Ourselves—and We Did: How Black Women Doctoral Students Experience Their Intersectional Identities in Race-Based Activism.

Courses Taught

HE 610: Research Designs in Higher Education

HE 646: Student Development Theory

HE 685: Higher Education Practicum

Education

Ph.D., Higher Education & Student Affairs Leadership, University of Northern Colorado

M. Ed., College Student Affairs Leadership, Grand Valley State University

B.A., Mass Communication, Wright State University