MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Penn State Harrisburg will welcome Mary Murphy to campus for a discussion titled “Creating Cultures of Inclusion in STEM” on Tuesday, April 11, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 210, Capital Union Building on campus. The discussion will also be livestreamed.
Later in the day, Murphy will also facilitate an in-person workshop from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 210, Capital Union Building on campus.
Murphy is the Herman B. Wells Endowed Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the founder of the Equity Accelerator at Indiana University, a research, practice, and policy organization focused on creating more equitable learning and working environments through social and behavioral science.
In the realm of education, her research illuminates the situational cues — like faculty and institutional mindset — that influence students’ academic motivation and achievement with an emphasis on understanding when those processes are similar and different for structurally advantaged and disadvantaged students.
Among her several federal and foundation grants, she also is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award for her research on strategies to improve diversity in STEM.