Carl Darnell is assistant dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the School of Education and director of the Hudson and Holland Scholars Program in the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington. Darnell developed the office of diversity, equity, and inclusion (ODEI), serves as the bias incident responder, and coordinates several programs related to equity and inclusion in the School of Education. Under Darnell's guidance, ODEI has prioritized creating inclusive and equitable environments for students, faculty, and staff to be able to flourish. Darnell earned an undergraduate degree in computer science at Tennessee State University, a graduate degree in education administration at Tennessee State University, and a Ph.D. in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University. Darnell's research focuses on the histories of post-secondary institutions, interinstitutional partnerships, and the experiences of hyperraced students in college.