How do we increase participation of faculty from diverse backgrounds in engineering and STEM more generally? Jessi L. Smith’s research provides some insight.

Recruit, Retain, Repeat: A Recipe for Broadening Faculty Participation in Academia
Presented by Jessi L. Smith, Professor, Psychology Department, Montana State University

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
1:30–2:30 p.m.
Fulton Center (FULTN) 2490, Tempe campus [map]

Jessi L. Smith is a professor in the Psychology department of Montana State University and is the principal investigator of the National Science Foundation funded ADVANCE Project, TRACS, which aims to broaden the participation of women faculty in STEM fields.

Smith’s primary research interest is on how societal norms and stereotypes undermine or support an individual’s motivational experience. Her highly regarded research program, funded by the National Institutes of Health and the NSF, includes research on Native American and Latino student experiences in STEM, women’s motivation for STEM and evidence-based interventions to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

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