John Delap collaborates with academic and administrative units to coordinate the University's development and implementation of institutional inclusion policy. John manages university-wide projects including academic climate committee initiatives, DEI data collection and analysis, the design and roll out of staff inclusion training efforts and Princeton's History & Sense of Place initiative. John supports the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity & Diversity with inter-departmental policy embedding coordination between the Dean of the Faculty's Office, the Graduate School, the Dean of the College, Human Resources, University Services & Facilities.
Following completion of an AB at Vassar College in 2005 and an M.Phil in International Peace Studies at Trinity College, Dublin (Irish School of Ecumenics) in 2007, John joined the Access and Civic Engagement unit of Technological University, Dublin, co-developing programs alongside youth from backgrounds of socio-economic disadvantage to widen participation to higher education for underrepresented students. Together with university staff, faculty, community-based youth NGOs and local secondary schools John co-founded a new year-long mentoring and communication-skills training program at the Technological University, Dublin. He supported the Irish Government's national policy consultation for the development of the National Access Plan for Higher Education 2015-2019, completing a collaborative study with the University of Limerick reviewing the efficacy of post-entry supports for socio-economically disadvantaged students at all Irish higher education institutions.
Following nine years in Ireland, John relocated to Belgium where he served as Project Manager with the European Students' Union and, most recently, as Senior Inclusion Policy & Project Officer with the Academic Cooperation Association in Brussels supporting national-level higher education policy bodies across Europe to coordinate the implementation of Erasmus+ inclusion policies. John continues to serve as a freelance trainer with Council of Europe-funded projects developing inclusion policy in the European youth sector and delivering long-term training sessions on migration, intersectionality, LGBTQIA+ equality, ecumenical dialogue and European higher education policy.