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Florence B. Bonner


Professor Florence B. Bonner, Ph.D. is the former Senior Vice President for Research and Compliance at Howard University; Associate Vice President for Research and Compliance; currently Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Sciences (in Sociology and Anthropology at Howard). Past Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology (1992-2007). Founder of the African American Women’s Institute and the Women Studies Program at Howard and the first Director.

Service: 2009 to 2013, National Academy of Science Committee on Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine (CWSEM). Concurrently, American Association for the Advancement of the Sciences (AAAS) member of the Health Education and Human Service committee (2010-13); Chair of the Big Data and Analytics committee (2013-14); Senior Fellow National Science Foundation 2001-02.

Dr. Bonner's publications include: “Diversity in Higher Education: The Women Are Fine The Men Are Not"? In Allen, et al Higher Education in a Global Society, vol.5: 158-190; Black Women in The Academy: Challenges and Opportunities: Guest Eds. Florence Bonner and Veronica Thomas, in Journal of Negro Education, Vol. 70, 2002; “Black Women in Historically Black Colleges”, Beverly Guy-Sheftall and Florence Bonner, Oxford Press, 2004; Bonner, et al, “Black American Males in Higher Education: Diminishing Proportions. In Diversity in Higher Education, vol. 6 United Kingdom, Emerald Press, 2009; Seeking Solutions: Maximizing American Talent by Advancing Women of Color in Academia (Summary of Conference) National Research Council of The National Academies, 2013.

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