James Bonilla is an internationally recognized consultant on issues of diversity in higher education, multicultural organizational development, and diversity in the environmental movement. He is the founding director of the Hamline University Race, Gender, and Beyond Program, a multicultural teaching and faculty development program. He is a former chair of the faculty advisory committee to the National Conference on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in American Higher Education.
Professor Bonilla's research has explored racial diversity, faculty development, and teaching for diversity in higher education. His current research includes diversity in outdoor and environmental organizations and assisting the emerging green movement in becoming more racially and culturally diverse.