Faculty Profiles & Lab URLs:

PI: Dr. Kimberley Freeman (Howard University)

“Our new Broadening Participation Research Center stands on the shoulders of HBCU scholars and scientists and we are proud to continue the tradition of creating new knowledge to transform the lives of African Americans. As a fourth generation HBCU graduate I follow in the footsteps of my parents and ancestors in striving to be a scholar and educator who seeks to cultivate positive change in the STEM education of African American students and build Black educational institutions. I am honored to work with this group of researchers and HBCUs to advance our collective goals.”  -Kimberley Edelin Freeman, Ph.D.

Faculty Profile: https://profiles.howard.edu/profile/41726/kimberley-edelin-freemanphd

PI: Dr. Cynthia Winston-Proctor (Howard University)

“The National Science Foundation’s investment in this collaborative  broadening participation research center represents a profound commitment to the psychological science of broadening participation.  It will enable our distinctive principal investigator leadership team to strengthen our research capacity for team science focused on the psychological strengths leveraged by African Americans to promote their excellence and success in STEM.  It is a blessing to have this opportunity to work with this team, at this historical turning point, and in my capacity as a Professor in the Howard University Department of Psychology with its pioneering legacy of training the next generation of African American psychologists.” – Cynthia Winston-Proctor, Ph.D.

Faculty Profile: https://profiles.howard.edu/profile/40936/cynthia-winston-proctorphd
Identify and Success Research Lab: https://coascenters.howard.edu/research-centers/identity-and-success-research-lab

PI: Dr. Rashunda Stitt-Richardson (Winston-Salem State University)

“It is a privilege to engage in work I am passionate about with this team who has individually informed my scholarship and teaching through their research and praxis. I am forever grateful and appreciative for the opportunity.” –Rashunda Stitt-Richardson, Ph.D.

Faculty Profile: https://www.wssu.edu/profiles/stittrl/index.html 

PI: Dr. David Wall Rice (Morehouse College)

“To be involved in this type of freedom work with the Schools and the principlals attached is a gift.  The squad is amazing and committed, and to be bound by the science and the responsibility to do good will, no doubt, yield important discovery.” –David Wall Rice, Ph.D.

Identity, Art and Democracy Lab: http://www.dwallrice.com/lab

PI: Dr. Leshell Hatley (Coppin State University)


“It is more than an honor to work with this team and these topics.  This perfect combination of academic leadership, computer science, and education is a dream come true and confirms the purpose and passion for my work over the past 20+ years!” – Leshell Hatley, Ph.D.

Faculty Profile: https://www.leshellhatley.com
The Lab for Artificial Intelligence and its Applications (LAIA) – https://www.laia-csu.org