Mentoring Up and Down Speaker Series | Stephanie Rowley, Ph.D.

Monday, December 6, 2021 12:00pm

Mentoring Up and Down: Meeting the Mentoring Needs of Early Career Scholars of Color

UMass Amherst
NSF ADVANCE funded talk series

Stephanie Rowley, Ph.D.
Provost, Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of Psychology and Education
Teachers College, Columbia University

Date: Monday, December 6, 2021
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Location: Tobin Hall 423
To receive the Zoom link for this talk, please contact Drs. Mandalaywala (, Galano ( or Mercado ( 

Join us for a special speaker series designed to strengthen departmental supports provided to scholars of color.

Invited speakers will: 

  • Give a scientific talk,
  • Consult with early career and graduate scholars of color,
  • Consult with senior faculty interested in better supporting scholars of color.

Dr. Stephanie Rowley is Provost, Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs of Teachers College, Columbia University. In her research, Dr. Rowley focuses on the influence of race- and gender-related attitudes and beliefs on the development of children’s academic self-concept with a strong emphasis on parents' roles in the development of these attitudes.  Her most recent project is an NSF-funded longitudinal study of African American parents’ beliefs about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and the relation of those beliefs to the socialization of their middle school youth. Dr. Rowley also served as one of six principal investigators at Michigan’s Center for the Study of Black Youth in Context, a research center dedicated to the study of Black youth, training of doctoral and post-doctoral students and community outreach. Dr. Rowley will be giving a talk about both her research and academic journey.