Welcome Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee

The Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology is pleased to welcome Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee as a Visiting Scholar/Researcher for fiscal year 2016. In this capacity, Dr. Turner Lee will lead the creation of the Digital Repository within our National STEM Collaborative, contribute to the creation of our knowledge base, and advance the mission of CGEST in our community.

Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee currently is the Vice President and Chief Research and Policy Officer for MMTC. In that senior role, Dr. Turner-Lee designs and implements a research and policy agenda that supports MMTC’s mission, and advocates for telecom and Internet policy reform through legislation, rulemaking, executive orders, public-private partnerships, and best practices. In 2011, she was appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity in the Digital Age by former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski of the Federal Communications Commission, where she chairs the subcommittee on the use of unlicensed devices to increase minority innovation and entrepreneurship.

Dr. Turner-Lee graduated with honors from Colgate University and has a doctorate in Sociology from Northwestern University and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Illinois-Chicago.