Adale Sholock

Adale Sholock is the inaugural community engagement manager in the Center for Race & Gender Equity at YWCA Greater Pittsburgh. Adale serves on a variety of YW initiatives, including those centered on pay equity and racial healing. She especially loves organizing the Center for Race & Gender Equity’s monthly discussion series called Action Conversations on Race. Adale is also an assistant professor in the Community Engagement Program at Point Park University where she teaches a course on feminist theory.


Adale previously worked at YWCA Greater Pittsburgh in the Center for Race and Gender Equity as a diversity trainer from 2006-2007. During her time away from YWCA, Adale continued with the mission of eliminating racism and empowering women in a variety of roles. She was the director of the Women’s Center at Vanderbilt University and director of the Women’s Center at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Adale also served as a faculty member in women’s and gender studies at West Chester University, Chatham University, and Beloit College. Her teaching and research focus on anti-racist, feminist, and LGBTQ+ social justice movements. 


A native of rural, southwestern Pennsylvania, Adale is happy to be back in Pittsburgh after living in Philadelphia and Nashville for many years. She holds a PhD in women’s studies from Binghamton University, State University of New York; a MA in English from the University of Tulsa; and a BA in English (women’s studies minor) from Chatham University.

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