Sulzberger Colloquium featuring Rhonda Sharpe
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.