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Anastasia Coleman serves as the Department of Investigation’s Inspector General for the Department of Education, where she ensures integrity in the education of more than 1.1 million students throughout the 1,800 schools and 145,000 staff members as well as vendors connected with the $31 billion enterprise that is the New York City school system.
Ms. Coleman joined DOI from Fordham University where she served as Director of the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance/Title IX Coordinator where she oversaw investigations of students, faculty, and staff. At Fordham, she led the development of policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and conducted investigations on related complaints such as sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination. She previously worked with DOI for six years in a variety of roles, including as Inspector General where she received the 2011 Agency Award for Outstanding Performance on a Major Investigation and the 2009 Agency Award for Outstanding Performance as a Manager. Ms. Coleman also worked as a prosecutor for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, where she was a Senior Assistant District Attorney, and in various private sector roles.
Ms. Coleman holds a JD from Brooklyn Law School and BA from Fordham University
In her position at DOI, Ms. Coleman is responsible for identifying systemic issues such as fraud, misconduct, and malfeasance in addition to corporal punishment and sexual misconduct allegations within the DoE.