Research Presentation Series

Soul of HBCU Leadership for Broadening Participation in STEM

Imagine a future where the untapped potential of diverse minds transforms the world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This vision is being realized through the visionary leadership of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), where African American students are finding pathways to success in STEM fields.

Upcoming Presentations

David Sul, Ed.D.

Core CASL Research Faculty

Assistant Professor of Measurement 

University of the Virgin Islands​

July 11, 2024

Soulful Insights: A Deep Dive into HBCU STEM Leadership with Comparative Studies Analysis

This presentation is a review of the critical comparative case study design highlights its effectiveness in aligning research methods for studying the Soul of HBCU STEM leadership. By aggregating multiple case studies, this approach provides deeper insights into the unique leadership dynamics and practices within HBCUs, revealing the nuanced strategies that foster STEM excellence.

July 18, 2024

Soulful Metrics: Creating a Culturally Specific Framework for HBCU STEM Leadership Assessment

This presentation describes the creation of a culturally specific framework for HBCU STEM leadership assessment. By centering HBCU leadership expertise, this framework development process integrates cultural relevance into the creation of an assessment instrument, providing a robust tool to evaluate and guide effective HBCU STEM leadership practices.

Angelicque Tucker Blackmon, Ph.D.​

Director of Research

Center Advancement of STEM Leadership

University of the Virgin Islands​

Past Presentations

Nicole Retland, Ph.D.

Director of Operations

Center Advancement of STEM Leadership

Fielding Graduate University

June 27, 2024

Soul of Leadership for Broadening Participation in STEM

This presentation describes how visionary HBCU leaders cultivate inclusive, culturally relevant STEM programs that blend academic rigor with innovation. The outcome of this leadership is empowered students who thrive in environments that celebrate diversity and shape futures where diverse minds drive STEM advancements and success. 

The Power of HBCU STEM Leadership

Supportive Environments

HBCU leaders cultivate supportive environments tailored to the diverse needs of their students, fostering a sense of community and belonging.

Collaborative Efforts

HBCU leadership at all levels, from presidents to middle managers, work together to build resources, secure funding, and create valuable partnerships.

Diversity & Inclusion

HBCU leaders’ unwavering dedication to diversity and inclusion has led to a remarkable increase in the number of African American students earning STEM degrees.

Join the Transformation

This is an invitation to be a part of the transformative journey led by HBCU leaders in STEM education. Join us as we witness the power of visionary leadership that not only envisions a brighter future but actively crafts it, turning potential into reality and dreams into tangible achievements. Together, we can contribute to a future where the boundless potential of diverse minds shapes the very fabric of our world.