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Partners for Educational Development, Inc. 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 African Americans and African American women in STEM fields, and evidence-based strategies to transform undergraduate STEM  education can be found in the following: 


Articles, Books Chapters, and Conference Proceedings

Promoting Diversity at the Graduate Level in Mathematics, co-edited proceedings from the National Science Foundation-funded conference held at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. (Berkeley, California, Oct. 2009).

“Etta Zuber Falconer," "Evelynn M. Hammonds," "Audrey Forbes Manley," "Shirley M. McBay," "Evelyn Boyd Granville," "Martha Euphemia Lofton-Haynes," "Vivienne Malone-Mayes," a series of historical biographies of pioneering Black women in science, published in African 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).

“African American Women in Chemistry: Spelman ​College as a National Model for Baccalaureate Degree Production,” an article appearing in 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

“Women in Science & Engineering Research: Critical Factors to Increase Development, Support and Engagement,” Panel Discussion of the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Engagements, Mangosuthu University of Technology (Durban, South Africa, Sept. 2015).


"Untold Narratives:  The Struggle to Educate African Americans in Science, Engineering and Technology, 1950‐1997," The Society for the History of Technology Annual Conference,." (Lisbon, Portugal, October 2009).


“Advancing Women and the Underrepresented in the Academy," National Symposium, Faculty Resource Network of New York University (Charlotte, North Carolina, Nov. 2007).

Technical Workshops

"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.).


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