Partners for Educational Development regularly conducts research and delivers workshops on efforts to achieve more inclusive, competitive, progressive and community affirming models of educational delivery. As Founding President and CEO, Dr. Scriven brings her experience in the field of sponsored research administration, coupled with her scholarship in the field of science and technology studies, to the organization's work. Several of Dr. Scriven's articles on pioneering African Americans in science, the role of historically Black universities in producing Blacks in science, transforming U.S. science undergraduate education and building academic support structures can be found in the following:

Conference Proceedings, Book Chapters and Articles. . .
    Promoting Diversity at the Graduate Level in Mathematics proceedings from the National Science Foundation-funded conference held at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, October 14-17, 2009 in Berkeley, California. Partners served on the conference's organizing committee and was commissioned to edit the conference proceedings, published by the NSF and viewable at

    African American National Biography an eight-volume encyclopedia set co-edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham and published by Oxford University Press (Feb. 2008); The African American National Biography: Eight-volume set.

    HBCUs Models of Success: Successful Academic Models for Increasing the Pipeline of Black and Hispanic Students in STEM Areas , published by Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Inc. (Nov. 2008).

Research Presentations. . .
    The Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) 2009 Annual Conference, "50 Years: Looking Back, Looking Beyond," in Lisbon, Portugal, October, 2009,(

    National Symposium, "Advancing Women and the Underrepresented in the Academy," hosted by the Faculty Resource Network of New York University on November 16-17, 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina,(

Technical Workshops. . .
    "A New Model to Drive Government, Corporate and HBCU Collaborations," at the 2009 Entrepreneurship Conference, hosted and coordinated by the Morehouse College Entrepreneurship Center (Atlanta, GA).

    "Securing Federal Grant Awards: Strategies for the Small Institution," at the 2004 White House Initiative on HBCUs International Cluster Technical Assistance Workshop (New Orleans, LA).

    "Developing Partnerships with HBCUs" at the 2001 Region III Meeting of the National Council of University Research Administrators (Sandestin, FL).

    "Building a Dynamic Research Portfolio" at the 1998 annual meeting of the National Council of University Research Administrators (Washington, D.C.).