Navigating Unconscious Bias: Strategies for Success

When:  Apr 29, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)

This course will look at the research behind implicit bias, how it impacts people in the workplace, as well as research-based strategies for managing around bias and mitigating its impact.

Jenna Carpenter
Dr. Jenna P. Carpenter is Founding Dean and Professor of Engineering at Campbell University in North Carolina. She is past president of WEPAN. Dr. Carpenter was PI on Louisiana Tech’s NSF ADVANCE grant, focused on creating a culture of success for women STEM faculty through nine programs for faculty, and previously served as co-Principal Investigator on the NSF-funded WEPAN Knowledge Center Project. She also served as Vice President for Professional Interest Councils on the Board of Directors for ASEE, as Director-at-Large for the ASEE Women in Engineering Division, as national SWE Faculty Advisor/Counselor Coordinator and as First Vice-President of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). She served for seven years as Chair of the Steering Committee for the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program. She was invited to the White House in 2011 for the Champions of Change Roundtable Event on Girls and Women in STEM. She is an ABET Program Evaluator, Co-Chair of the mathematical societies’ Joint Committee on Women, Chair of the MAA Council on the Profession, a member of the Executive Committee of the Global Engineering Deans Council and co-chairs the Undergraduate Experience Committee for the US Engineering Deans Council. In 2015 DreamBox Learning selected Dr. Carpenter as one of their 10 Women in STEM Who Rock! for her advocacy work and her TEDx talk, “Engineering: Where are the Girls and Why aren’t They Here?” In 2019, she received the ASEE Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education.

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