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The Purpose Institute: Promoting An Underrepresented Presence In Science And Engineering Faculties

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2007 Annual Conference & Exposition


Honolulu, Hawaii

Publication Date

June 24, 2007

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June 24, 2007

End Date

June 27, 2007



Conference Session

Recruitment and Retention

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Minorities in Engineering

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12.1455.1 - 12.1455.2



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Christine Grant North Carolina State University


Jessica Decuir-Gunby North Carolina State University

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Dr. Jessica DeCuir-Gunby is an Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at North Carolina State University. Dr. DeCuir-Gunby earned her BS degree with a double major in Psychology and Spanish from Louisiana State University. She earned both her MA and PhD degrees in Educational Psychology at the University of Georgia. At North Carolina State University, she teaches courses in Educational Psychology, Adolescent Development, and Mixed Methods Research. DeCuir-Gunby’s research and theoretical interests include Black racial identity development and schooling, mixed methods research, motivation, and Critical Race Theory. She has published in the areas of Critical Race Theory, mixed methods, and motivation.

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Tuere Bowles North Carolina State University

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Dr. Tuere A. Bowles is an Assistant Professor Adult and Community College Education. Professor Bowles’ research specializes in: adult learning and development, equity issues in education (race, ethnicity, gender and social class), assessment, workforce development and women's learning and development. She received her B.A. in English at Spelman College, an M.Div. in the ITC/Morehouse School of Religion and a Ph.D. in Adult Education at the University of Georgia.

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Grant, C., & Decuir-Gunby, J., & Bowles, T. (2007, June), The Purpose Institute: Promoting An Underrepresented Presence In Science And Engineering Faculties Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii. 10.18260/1-2--2110

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