Seema Kapani

Position title: Learning Communities Facilitator


Shanta’s daughter, Seema Kapani initiated dialog based racial and social justice grounded educational initiatives, Learning Communities (LCs) in 1998. To date, LCs continue to build UW Madison staff, faculty, students, and the larger Madison community members capacities to create and foster equitable teaching, learning, and working environments conducive to everyone’s success.

Her key areas of interest and practice include: Appreciative Leadership; Transformative Personal and Organizational Change; Intercultural Communication and Conflict Transformation; Appreciative mentoring, coaching, and guiding; Social Justice grounded program and curriculum development and implementation; Adult Learning and Identity Development theories and its application.

Seema holds a BA in Education, Botany, and Literature. MS in Medical/Psychiatric Social Work and Sociology. And, a Doctorate degree in Sociology. Currently, she serves as the Director of Learning Communities for Institutional Change and Excellence (LCICE).  LCICE is a unit within the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement (DDEEA).