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Atiya S. Strothers

Provost's Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow and Senior Research Associate

Atiya S. Strothers is a Postdoctoral Fellow for Academic Diversity through the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. As a servant and social justice advocate, Atiya is passionate about education, spirituality, and civic engagement. She uses history and qualitative inquiry to address the social, political, and institutional influences on educational equity and access. Specifically, her research agenda focuses on leadership, faculty diversity, graduate education, and mentorship. She has presented her work relating to this research at national conferences including AERA, ASHE, and AABHE. She has published her work in Divers Issues in Higher Education, Peabody Journal of Education, and various book chapters. She has also been an invited panelist and presenter discussing topics relating to her research.

Atiya has previous experience as an administrator in student affairs at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and the University of Delaware. She received her Ph.D. and Ed.M. in education from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She also obtained a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. Atiya is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., alumna of Education Pioneers, and actively involved in her church. She enjoys investing in others and being an agent of change.