As part of Berklee’s commitment to foster an inclusive campus community that is free of all forms of harassment and discrimination, the deputies for investigations serve an essential role in Berklee’s coordinated response, prevention, and education initiatives. The deputies for investigations provide leadership and oversight of investigations of all alleged cases of harassment, discrimination, gender-based violence, and intimate partner violence involving all community members and third parties at Berklee.
The deputies for investigations oversee the work of trained investigators in conducting prompt and thorough investigations. This includes identifying and interviewing all relevant individuals, gathering and securing relevant documentation, determining findings, and recommending corrective action as appropriate.
Equally important, the deputies for investigations play an integral role in planning and administering progressive prevention and education initiatives in collaboration with the deputy for prevention and education, the dean of faculty development.
Deputies for Investigations
Julie Despinos, Deputy for Equity and Title IX Investigations
Faculty and Staff
Jennifer Burke, Director of Employee Relations and Staffing
Michelle Quiñones, Director of Community Standards