Dr. Carol Wright, a research associate with the Professional Staff Congress, a union representing more than 24,000 faculty and staff at the City University of New York (CUNY) will present “Trends in U.S. Faculty Recruitment and Hiring” on Friday, April 20 at noon in FAC 328. Wright is leading a study that examines existing practices in recruiting, hiring, retaining, mentoring and promoting faculty and professional staff while addressing barriers to increase diversity and inclusiveness.
Dr. Wright holds a BA from Lafayette College, an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Carol was a postdoctoral fellow at TERC, a not-for-profit education research organization in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where her scholarly interests focused on the schooling of African American students in urban and suburban educational environments. At TERC, Carol also worked on “Inside the Double Bind,” an NSF-funded project that synthesized extant research about women of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and identified most promising practices to broaden participation of women of color on STEM faculties.
Light refreshments provided. Limited seating is available. RSVP to jenniferwang at austin.utexas.edu.