Experts on Diversity in STEM

The first step to addressing diversity and inclusion in STEM is learning about it! What are the issues? How can you help? Why should you help? Below are several well-qualified speakers/organizations that you can invite to your conference or workplace to talk about this!

NameWebsiteDescriptionLocationOther information
Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff Website Dr. Villa-Komaroff is a co-founder of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). National Twitter
Dr. Sylvia Hurtado Faculty Page Dr. Sylvia Hurtado is professor at UCLA who has done extensive research on diversification of the STEM workforce California Sample Talk
White Ally Toolkit Website The White Ally Toolkit is an organization aimed at helping non-minority allies have constructive conversations about race. (Not STEM Specific) National
Frame Shift Consulting Website Frame Shift Consulting, founded by Valerie Aurora, was created to help increase diversity in technology. National Sample Talk
Angela Saini Website Angela Saini is an award-winning science journalist who has published two books ("Inferior" and "Superior") regarding gender and race in STEM. U.K. Sample Talk
Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity Dr. Rockquemore has spent her career supporting underrepresented faculty in academia (specifically those seeking tenure) and has written multiple books on the topic. She is the founder of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. Washington, D.C. Article
Ready Set Website Ready Set was founded to help organizations understand and address diversity in the workplace. National Allyship Workshop
Dr. Laquana Cooke Website Dr. Cooke researches how video games and other forms of media can be harnessed as pedagogical tools in STEM. Pennsylvania Faculty Page
Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw Faculty Page Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw is a highly regarded professor researching intersectionality and critical race theory. She was fundamental in founding both concepts. New York Sample Talk
Dr. Simone Hyater-Adams Biography Dr. Hyater-Adams is the Education & Diversity Programs Manater for the American Physical Society. Her work is focused on increasing representation in STEM with a focus on physics Colorado Video
Dr. Idaykis Rodriguez Faculty Page Dr. Idaykis Rodriguez studies various pedagogical approaches that can be used to help retain URM students in STEM. Florida
Dr. Mica Estrada Faculty Page Dr. Mica Estrada is a social psychologist studying educational interventions that can help solve underrepresentation in higher education. California Sample Talk
Dr. Shaun Harper Faculty Page Dr. Shaun Harper studies race, gender, and LGBTQ+ issues across industries - including higher education institutions. He has published 12 books and over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles on these subjects. California Sample Talk
Dr. Donna Ginther Faculty Page Dr. Ginther has published many works regarding diversity in STEM, her most notable was a keystone paper that discovered a significant racial gap in NIH R01 funding. Kansas
Ruha Benjamin Website Dr. Benjamin has written multiple books regarding - amongst other topics - race, health inequity, and racial science. New Jersey