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Sulzberger Colloquium featuring Rhonda Sharpe

Photo of Rhonda Sharpe, president of the Women's Institute for Science, Equity and Race
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Rhonda Sharpe
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Sulzberger Colloquium

Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe is founder and president of the Women's Institute for Science, Equity and Race, the first think-tank to focus solely on the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of women of color. In 2018, she was named one of "25 Black Scholars You Should Know" by The Best Schools.

Sharpe's research focuses on three areas: gender and racial inequality; the diversity of STEM; and the demography of higher education. Her recent publications include: "Who Attends For-Profit Institutions? The Enrollment Landscape" in For-Profit Universities: The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education; "Mentoring Programs" in People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health and Immigration; "Poverty in Global Perspective" in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies; and "HBCUs: Creating a Scientific Workforce Outta 15 Cents" in Setting a New Agenda for Student Engagement and Retention in Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Other publications include a co-edited volume Black Female Undergraduates on Campus: Successes and Challenges; and "What Type of Institutions are Successful at Replicating the Diversity of the Full-Time Student Population in the Pool of Bachelor's Degrees Awarded for STEM-Disciplines" in Beyond Stock and Stories of Folk Tales: African Americans and the Pipeline to the Professoriate and Evidence-Based Examination of STEM Fields.

Contact: Erika Layko