Professoriate Bound

In order to increase the proportion of Black engineering faculty in academic positions in the U.S., EDEFI will implement and assess a program called, “Professoriate Bound: Online Coaching for Black Engineering Scholars.”

It is a race- and gender-conscious, online coaching program for Black Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars from engineering who are interested in academic careers.

A tenured engineering professor paired with a tenured social science professor will lead teams of five participants.
The teams will meet twice a month for eight months.
It is sponsored by the NSF Broadening Participation in Engineering program (
The curriculum will address professional development topics as well as issues related to race and gender.
The 2019-2020 cohort starts in the fall semester of 2019.

Professoriate Bound Videos

These videos are for participants in the Professoriate Bound Coaching program

Creating a Thriving Research Enterprise: Developing a Research Agenda

Dr. Frances Williams

Critical Race Theory in Law and Beyond

Dr. Beverly Moran

Financial Planning for Your Future

Corey Carney

Identifying and Addressing Unconscious Race and Gender Bias

Dr. Sandra Barnes

A Brief History of Race in America

Dr. Dennis Dickerson

Understanding and Disarming Microaggressions for STEM Students of Color

Dr. Donna Ford

Race, Identity and Culture: Barriers to Diversifying the STEM Professoriate

Dr. Richard Pitt

The History of the Black Experience at Predominately White Institutions

Dr. Rosevelt Noble

This work was supported by grant funding from the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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