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Dr. Kimberly Scott
Professor and Founding Executive Director

April 2023 CV

Kimberly A. Scott, Ed.D. is Professor of women and gender studies in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University (ASU) and the founding executive director of ASU’s Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology. The center is a one-of-a-kind research unit focused on exploring, identifying, and creating innovative scholarships about underrepresented women and girls in STEM. Having written and successfully raised millions in grant funding to support research about and programs for women and girls of color in STEM, Scott was named in 2014 as a White House Champion of Change for STEM Access. In 2018, Scott was invited to join  the NSF STEM Education Advisory Panel created to encourage U.S. scientific and technological innovations in education in consultation with the U.S. Department of Education, NASA, and NOAA. Center projects include the National Science Foundation-funded COMPUGIRLS; U.S. Department of Education-funded COMPUGIRLS Remixed; Gates-funded project on African American Families and Technology Use; and Pivotal-funded Women of Color in Computing Research Collaborative. Scott is the 2022 Inaugural ASU Foundation Faculty Fellow focused on increasing diversity, equity and inclusion opportunities in philanthropy, and expanding faculty involvement in philanthropy. She is the 2022 Recipient of the AERA Distinguished Contributions to Gender Equity in Education Research Award. With four published books, the most recent is COMPUGIRLS: How Girls of Color Find and Define Themselves in the Digital Age (2021, University of Illinois Press).