The Disruptor

Promoting research on inclusive STEM ecosystems for faculty, students, and the greater undergraduate community.

  • College as a Hero’s Journey: Faculty and Student Self-Reflection Grounds Intervention Research

    Author(s):

    Cheryl Talley, Ph.D.

    Professor of Psychology

    Virginia State University

    Editor:

    Zakiya S. Wilson-Kennedy, Ph.D.

    Ron & Dr. Mary Neal Distinguished Associate Professor of Chemistry Education, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, College of Science

    Louisiana State University

    VSU Peer-mentors and mentees from Petersburg High School pose for a photo while visiting the Musem of African American History and Culture in Washington,…

STEM Identity, Intersectionality, and Belonging

Sibrina Collins, Ph.D.
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Sibrina Collins, Ph.D.

Executive Director of STEM Education, College of Arts and Sciences, Lawrence Technological University
  • How Can the Underrepresentation Curriculum Increase Representation in Our Communities?

    Caption: Jalisa Ferguson, Ph.D., and Izzy Berry '22 in their James Center lab. Photos by Angelique Herring '19 and Penh Alicandro '22.Why We Need…

  • Want More Women in Geoscience? Consider Their Math Attitudes

    Geoscience has made concerted efforts to increase the number of women entering and graduating from undergraduate geoscience programs, but despite these efforts…

  • How Can We Make STEM An Inclusive Space for All?

    Throughout my entire career, I have lived at the intersections of race and gender, science, and society.

Cross-Departmental Coordination and Multi-Discipline Convergence

Zakiya S. Wilson-Kennedy, Ph.D.
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Zakiya S. Wilson-Kennedy, Ph.D.

Ron & Dr. Mary Neal Distinguished Associate Professor of Chemistry Education, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, College of Science, Louisiana State University
  • College as a Hero’s Journey: Faculty and Student Self-Reflection Grounds Intervention Research

    VSU Peer-mentors and mentees from Petersburg High School pose for a photo while visiting the Musem of African American History and Culture in Washington,…

  • Synergies, Not Silos: Why Isolated Initiatives Won’t Disrupt the Status Quo

    STEM departments have struggled, as has much of higher education, to advance student success while achieving racial equity.1 The continually-low numbers of Bla…

  • Omwana Ni Wa Bhone … It Takes a Village

    To address a problem, we first need to understand that it exists.

Furthering Student Engagement in STEM

Bryan Kent Wallace, Ed.D.
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Bryan Kent Wallace, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics, Director of Physics Laboratories & Coordinator of Rocketry, Dept. of Life and Physical Sciences, Fisk University

Technology as a Gateway

Stephanie E. August, Ph.D.
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Stephanie E. August, Ph.D.

Independent Consultant, Engineering Education
  • Inclusive Learning with Embedded Digital Bioskills

    Embed Digital Bioskills as an Educational Approach to Unlock Inclusive Learning in Undergraduate EducationMany authentic data sets and tools are readily availa…

  • Addressing Systemic Issues in STEM Education: Potential and Perils of XR Technologies

    Caption: Authors Michele McColgan, Ph.D. and Jason Morphew, Ph.D. provide an overview of the MARVLS app, an augmented reality app, which helps students develop…

  • Integrating Technology with Best Practices Paves the Way

    We live in an era of change teeming with technology and environmental enhancements. Students are eager to use virtual, immersive, and interactive digital tools…

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2022 Theme: Catalyzing sustainable evidence-based strategies to create an equitable future for STEM education.

2021 Theme: Leveraging this moment of disruption to empower evidence-based systemic change that advances equity.