Associate Provost and Academic Director of Diversity & Inclusion, and Lecturer of Education
Associate Provost Chapman has been at Wellesley College since 2011 where she provides strategic leadership and vision for the College’s diversity and inclusion, and academic and faculty excellence initiatives, and is a Lecturer in the Education Department.
Dr. Chapman and colleagues Robin Cook-Nobles, director of counseling services and dean of the office of intercultural education, and Carolyn Slaboden, assistant vice president for human resources, comprise the Partnerships for Diversity & Inclusion, to advance equity efforts across the campus. Dr. Chapman works to advance faculty development and student achievement, collaborates with departments on faculty searches, and handles special projects on behalf of the provost's office.
Dr. Chapman earned her S.M and her Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she conducted research at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the MIT Media Laboratory. Her research interests include design and use of computational tools for learning in public spaces, and examining equity issues as they relate to learning technologies and culturally-responsive pedagogy. Her publications include the book, The Computer Clubhouse: Constructionism and Creativity in Youth Communities and chapters in Social Capital and Information Technology, Falling for Science: Objects in Mind, Communities of Practice: Creating Learning Environments for Educators, The Wiley Handbook of Learning Technology, Bravery: African-American Women Scholars in the Academy (in press), and Injecting Multidisciplinary Perspectives of Race and Gender for Diversification in STEM (in press).
Dr. Chapman currently serves on a number of boards and is regional liaison for the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program, administered through the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.