Duwain helps higher education institutions respond to a rapidly evolving landscape through bold, inclusive workforce development strategies and significant performance transformations. His expertise includes higher education strategy, racial equity, and the future of work.
In addition to his client work, Duwain is a cofounder and leader of the McKinsey Institute for Black Economic Mobility, our global economic think tank focused on racial equity and inclusive growth
Examples of Duwain’s recent client work include the following:
- supporting a network of universities on COVID-19 response and operational capacity building
- facilitating multiple coalitions of private, public, and social sector leaders to improve talent pathways and expand equity in their regions
- developing a private university strategy and robust portfolio of initiatives focused on distinction in access and racial equity, while expanding impact in the local community
- working with the administration and faculty of a private university to pursue a financial and operational transformation while defining a longer-term vision for differentiation
- implementing a transformation of administrative operations, including HR, procurement, and research administration at a large public university
Prior to joining McKinsey, Duwain worked for Teach For America as the director of growth, development, and partnerships, where he helped launch Teach For America’s presence in Ohio. He has authored research on the racial wealth gap, the impact of COVID-19 on Black lives, livelihoods, and undergraduate students, the effects of automation on the Black workforce, and university operations.