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Image: Dr. Erich Jarvis

May 24 , 2003
Show 105
Guest, Dr. Erich D. Jarvis

Dr. Erich D. Jarvis is an Assistant Professor in the department of neurobiology at Duke University Medical Center. Born and raised in Harlem, Erich attended the High School of the Performing Arts in New York where he studied dance, majoring in ballet. But his father's interests in science and the natural world and his mother's admiration of science influenced Erich's choice of career paths. Jarvis received a BA degree with two majors, Biology and Mathematics, in 1988 from Hunter College in Manhattan. He went on to graduate school at The Rockefeller University and received his Ph.D. in neurobiology in 1995, one of only 52 African-Americans to earn a Ph.D. in biological sciences that year. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship, Jarvis received an appointment as an assistant professor in Duke's department of neurobiology. There he studies the evolution of vocal learning and the molecular biology of vocal learning. Dr. Jarvis still finds time to take dance classes, African dance in particular, with students at Duke University. He has a diverse lab, is director of minority recruitment for his department, and enjoys challenging projects on how the brain generates complex behaviors.

Duke University Department of Neurobiology

Image: Dr. Tasha Inniss

May 17 , 2003
Show 104
Guest, Dr. Tasha R. Inniss

Dr. Tasha Inniss is an applied mathematician who specializes in aviation operations research and statistics. She received a BS in mathematics, summa cum laude, from Xavier University of Louisiana in 1993 and attended the Georgia Institute of Technology as a David and Lucile Packard Foundation Scholar where she received an MS in applied mathematics in 1995. In August of 2000, she completed her Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Maryland. She was one of the first three African-American women to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Maryland. She is currently a Clare Boothe Luce Professor of Mathematics at Trinity College in Washington, D.C.

Trinity College
Trinity College, Department of Mathematics
Clare Booth Luce Program Description

Image: Dr. Saundra Herndon Oyewole

May 17 , 2003
Show 104
Guest, Dr. Saundra Herndon Oyewole

Saundra Herndon Oyewole, Ph.D. is currently Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Biology at Trinity College in Washington, D.C. A member of the faculty since 198l, Dr. Oyewole has had the distinction of holding the Clare Boothe Luce Professorship in Biology. She has served in a number of leadership roles at Trinity, including Chair of the Biology Program and founding Director of Trinity's Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Certificate Program, which she continues to direct. One of the highlights of her career as a science educator was her service as a Program Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation (1994-96). In that role she worked with the leading innovators in science, math, engineering and technology education. Dr. Oyewole was privileged to testify before the U.S. Congress on the status of women in science as the representative of the Association for Women in Science. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Howard University where she earned her B.S. in zoology magna cum laude, Dr. Oyewole earned her M.S. in microbiology at the University of Chicago and her Ph.D. in microbiology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Trinity Faculty Directory
Trinity College

Image: Dr. Miquel Antoine

May 10 , 2003
Show 103
Guest, Dr. Miquel Antoine

Dr. Antoine began her career at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL) as a postdoc and is now a senior analytical chemist. She has been in the Research and Technology Development Center (RTDC) since joining APL and uses mass spectrometry to characterize biological compounds. She holds a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Prior to that, Dr. Antoine earned her BS degree in chemistry from Spelman College and an MS degree in chemistry from Hampton University. She considers obtaining an advanced degree and being in the position to encourage more women and minorities to consider scientific careers one of her most satisfying accomplishments. Dr. Antoine is a member of both the American Chemical Society and the American Society for Mass Spectrometry.

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Women of APL – The American Chemical Society’s page for educators and students

Image: Dr. T. Joan RobinsonMay 2 , 2003
Show 102
Guest, Dr. T. Joan Robinson

Dr. T. Joan Robinson, Dean, School of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, Morgan State University

Dr. Robinson received her Dr. Ph.D. in Endocrinology/Cell Biology at Howard University in Washington, D.C, in 1979. She pursued two years of postdoctoral studies at the Mayo Clinic in the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology, and one year of postdoctoral studies at the Laboratory of Chemistry at the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institute of Health (NIH). Since 1998, she has served as Professor and Dean of the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. She currently serves as Program Director of the RIMI/RCMI (Biomedical Research Infrastructure), MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers); and the BRIDGES Programs at Morgan State University. Dr. Robinson’s current research interest is in stress and cardiovascular diseases. She has published significantly in refereed journals and has presented at several scientific meetings both nationally and internationally.

Morgan State University (MSU)

MSU's School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Image: Dr. Beth A. BrownApril 26, 2003
Show 101
Guest, Dr. Beth A. Brown

Dr. Beth A. Brown,
Astrophysicist, National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC),
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Dr. Beth A. Brown received a BS in astrophysics from Howard University, and received an MS and Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Michigan. She is the first African-American woman to obtain a doctorate from the University of Michigan's Department of Astronomy.

Dr. Brown came to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (in Greenbelt, MD) in 1998 as a Research Associate and joined the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) at Goddard in 2001 as a civil servant. Currently, Dr. Brown is active in astrophysics data acquisition, high-energy astrophysics research, and outreach. Dr. Brown is one of NASA Quest's Women of NASA. Dr. Brown is a member of the American Astronomical Society and the National Society of Black Physicists, for which she has served on the Executive Board.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Space Science Data Operations Office
NASA Quest - Meet Beth A. Brown, Ph.D.

Image: Dr. Shirley M. Malcom
Dr. Shirley M. Malcom

Shirley M. Malcom is head of Education and Human Resources at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and is an expert on science literacy and issues related to minorities and women and girls in science and mathematics. She is a former high-school science teacher, university faculty member, and National Science Foundation Program Officer in science education. Malcom holds a Ph.D. in ecology from Penn State University. She serves on a number of boards and committees related to science policy and science education at local, state, national, and international levels. Malcom is a trustee of the Howard-Heinz Endowment, Caltech, and American Museum of National History. She was appointed by former President Bill Clinton, and confirmed by the Senate, as a member of the National Science Board, and has served as a member of the President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology. Malcom is author of publications such as Equity and Excellence: Compatible Goals, Science Assessment in the Service of Reform, and the Effect of the Changing Policy Climate on Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Diversity.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Image: Dr. Dhyana Ziegler
Dr. Dhyana Ziegler

Dr. Dhyana Ziegler is the Host and Co-Producer of “The Delta SEE Connection,”a one-hour radio program highlighting the contributions of African American scientists in math, science, technology and engineering. She serves as the Assistant Vice President for Instructional Technology and Academic Affairs at Florida A&M University (FAMU). She also served as the Acting Vice President for Research and Director of University Planning & Analysis for the 2002-2003 academic year. Dr. Ziegler came to FAMU in 1997 after she was selected as the Garth C. Reaves Eminent Scholar Chair of Excellence in Journalism. Prior to that appointment, she served as Professor of Broadcasting at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville as well as the Associate Director for Diversity Resources and Educational Services supervising research and technology under the Office of the Chancellor.

Dr. Ziegler is the first African-American to be elected as President of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville Faculty Senate and later was inducted into the University’s African-American Hall of Fame. Dr. Ziegler has worked in higher education for over 20 years. She has a Ph.D in academic administration, an M.A. in radio and television, and her undergraduate degree is in the areas of journalism and music. She also attended Harvard University’s Management and Leadership in Education Institute as part of her post-doctoral work and was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship for a Special Seminar to China in 2004.

Dr. Ziegler is the author of two books and has written numerous book chapters, refereed journal articles, and other publications. Her credits include serving as co-author of the landmark Jane Pauley Task Force Report on the future of broadcast journalism entitled Tomorrow’s Broadcast Journalists published by the Society of Professional Journalists in 1997.

Besides teaching and research, Dr. Ziegler is a television producer and on-air personality and has produced several documentaries and other audio/visual works. Prior to her work in higher education, Dr. Ziegler worked for several mass media entities in New York City such as WCBS-TV and WNEW-TV as a reporter/producer.

Dr. Ziegler has received several honors. For three consecutive years, she was selected as one of the Top 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology (2002, 2003 and 2004). Dr. Ziegler is a member of several national professional organizations, honor societies, and community organizations, including Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Kappa, Golden Key and Kappa Tau Alpha. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and serves on the Board of Directors for the Delta Research and Educational Foundation.

Florida A&M University

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