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About Virtual Visiting Scholars

Brooke Coley, PhD

2023-2024 Cohort
Assistant Professor at Arizona State University Polytechnic and Founding Executive Director at Center for RARE JUSTICE

Brooke C. Coley, Ph.D. is Founding Executive Director of the Center for ResearchAdvancing Racial Equity, Justice, and Sociotechnical Innovation Centered inEngineering (RARE JUSTICE)—anunprecedented testbed for innovating and modeling antiracist and equitableengineering futures—and AssistantProfessor of Engineering, both at Arizona State University. Across severalnational projects funded primarily by the National Science Foundation, Dr.Coley’s research lies at the intersection of racial equity, mental health and qualitativeresearch methods encompassing critical theory, participatory action research,and arts-based research methods. Her work is anchored in an intentionalamplification of the voices of minoritized populations in STEM with the goal ofinforming disruption of the pervasive systemic inequities found in racializedorganizations such as institutions of higher learning. Leveraging the outcomesof this work, Dr. Coley will continue to create exemplars of equity in actionacross realms of the academic enterprise—lived experience and restorativejustice, scholarship generation and metrics, and rewards systems andstructures. Dr. Coley recently received the 2021 Diversityand Inclusion Award from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering for hercommitment to creating and fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. Dr. Coley earned herDoctor of Philosophy degree in Bioengineering with a concentration inBiomechanics from the University of Pittsburgh. She also completed her Bachelorof Science in Chemical Engineering at the University of Maryland BaltimoreCounty as a Meyherhoff Scholar.


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