Profile: Tara Nkrumah
Tara Nkrumah, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Preparation, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, and Acting Executive Director, Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology. Her research on equitable teaching practices for anti-oppressive discourse in education and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) uses theatre of the oppressed to explore culturally relevant/responsive leadership and pedagogy.
Tara joined ASU in 2019 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology, where she conducted culturally relevant and responsive professional development for the flagship CompuGirls programs focused on transforming the STEM education culture to be inclusive for underrepresented groups in general, girls and women of color in particular. Professor Nkrumah has extensive teaching experience in the United States and seven years in Ghana, West Africa engaging with culturally and linguistically diverse learners. In 2018, Professor Nkrumah was awarded the Diversity Educator of the Year award in the seventh largest school in the nation.