The Disruptor

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

  • Dear STEM, It’s Time for Some Identity Work

    Author(s):

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    Maria Wallace, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of STEM Education

    University of Southern Mississippi

    Author(s):

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    Becky J. Carmichael, Ph.D.

    Communication across the Curriculum Science Coordinator

    Louisiana State University

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    Jonathan L. Hall, Ph.D.

    Curriculum Specialist and Activity Director, STEM Success Program

    University of West Florida

    Editor:

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

    Visiting Professor, Engineering Education

    California State University, Los Angeles

    What identities are being built? What identities are (and/or ought) to be dismantled? What structures, traditions, philosophies, and/or practices necessitate d…

Enriching Education to Grow Inclusion

Mica Estrada, Ph.D.
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Mica Estrada, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Institute for Health & Aging, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California San Francisco
  • Filling the Sieve and Wondering Why We’re Still Thirsty: A Call to Humanize the STEM Workplace for Educators and Students

    Many consider the landscape of undergraduate STEM to be characterized by high rates of work stress and inequity across identities of race, ethnicity, .…

  • How Kindness is Part of an Excellent STEM Education

    In 2017 I set my fingers to the keyboard and, in collaboration with my colleagues, wrote a review article titled “The Influence of Affirming…

Building Engagement Through Student Centered Learning

Calvin Briggs, Ed.D.
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Calvin Briggs, Ed.D.

Executive Director, The Southern Center for Broadening Participation in STEM
  • How Engagement Enables Broadening STEM Participation

    We must embed STEM firmly in the cultural DNA of communities to truly realize the American Dream. I am an African American male .…

Advancing Accessibility in Field Programs

Christopher Atchison Ph.D.
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Christopher Atchison Ph.D.

Professor of Geoscience Education, University of Cincinnati
  • Designing for Difference: Conceptualizing and Planning for Variations in Learners’ Needs, Abilities, and Interests

    Let’s leverage this moment of disruption to correct the longstanding failure of academia to recognize and plan for the inherent variability in people’s needs,…

  • How Advocating for Accessibility in the Field Builds a Culture of STEM Inclusion

    Active learning in field-focused science disciplines is widely recognized as highly transformative practice in the undergraduate curriculum. Giving students ea…

Envisioning Dimensions of Equity in an Academic Ecosystem

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

Visiting Professor, Engineering Education, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Dear STEM, It’s Time for Some Identity Work

    What identities are being built? What identities are (and/or ought) to be dismantled? What structures, traditions, philosophies, and/or practices necessitate d…

  • How Disruption Allows Us to Reimagine Convergent STEM Ecosystems

    Learn how placing experiences and growth, rather than content delivery, at the center of activity can help you create an educational ecosystem that supports…