Amelia Barbadoro, J.D., Ph.D.

Consultant, TNG

Area of Experise

Workplace discrimination prevention and investigations

Sexual misconduct prevention and Title IX investigations

Bias incident response protocols

Policy and program development

ADA compliance / reasonable accommodations

Mediation / informal resolution / restorative justice / alternative dispute resolution

Speaking & Writing

Dissertation: The Socioemotional Impact of Disparate Student Discipline: An Examination of Racial Bias & Out-of-School Suspensions (examined how inequitably applied disciplinary policies have resulted in a disproportionate percentage of black students suspended from school. Her dissertation further examined how such discipline impacts the social and emotional development of these students.

Policies and procedures related to: Discrimination, sexual misconduct, ADA, religious & lactation accommodations, and workplace violence.

Admissions to Practice

Massachusetts Bar


Conflict Resolution Certification, July 2023 | Cornell University, New York, NY

Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.), 2017 | City University of New York, New York, NY

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.), 2015 | City University of New York, New York, NY. Concentration: Urban Education Policy Studies

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Professionals Certificate, 2015 | Cornell University, New York, NY

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Management, 2010 | Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Concentration: Organizational Behavior and Human Resources

Juris Doctorate (J.D.), 2004 | New York Law School, New York, NY. Concentration: Human and Civil Rights Law. Professor Ivan Soubbotitch Award for Excellence in Poverty Law and Civil Rights, Graduate Recipient

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), cum laude, 2001 | University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. Primary Major: Social Thought and Political Economy; Secondary Major: Legal Studies

Amelia Barbadoro, J.D., Ph.D.

Consultant, TNG

"Don't wait until you've reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal." - Simone Biles

Amelia Barbadoro brings over 15 years of experience working in the field of civil rights, with extensive knowledge related to Title VII and Title IX investigations, ADA compliance, and alternative dispute resolution in K-12 and postsecondary schools. Her passion for equal rights was sparked by a law school internship at the New York City Commission for Human Rights, followed by a second legal internship at the New York State Division of Human Rights, in their Office of Sexual Harassment Issues. Those experiences laid the foundation of her career.

Prior to joining TNG, Barbadoro served as the Director of Equity and Compliance at SUNY University at Albany, as well as the Title IX Coordinator, Clery Officer, and Domestic Violence Agency Liaison. She has also served as Assistant Legal Counsel at Cambridge College, Assistant Commissioner of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Development, and ADA Coordinator at the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Before moving to Albany, NY, Barbadoro held several positions within the New York City Department of Education, including Investigator and Training Unit Chief in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management, Assistant Director of the Office of Special Investigations, and Chief of Staff to General Counsel.

Barbadoro has taught graduate and undergraduate-level courses at SUNY University at Albany, Northeastern University, Salve Regina University, and Brooklyn College. Courses have included Higher Education Law; Urban Education; Culture, Equity, Power & Influence; Education Law, Policy & Finance; and labor relations. She has also presented to thousands of students, faculty, and staff on topics related to Title IX and Title VII compliance.

Amelia was raised in Western Massachusetts, spent over a decade living in Brooklyn, NY, and is now settled in Albany, NY, with her husband and two children.