SHPE Announces New Director, Programs

April 15, 2019

Dr. Kimberly D Douglas-Mankin joins SHPE as Director, Programs. She brings over 25 years of experience as an engineering educator and administrator developing programs for increasing the persistence and degree completion rates of STEM students, with a particular focus on those who are underrepresented and underserved. Her experience also includes creating mutually beneficial partnerships and programs to support student success and faculty development. She is committed to utilizing program evaluation and assessment to inform data-driven decisions, and she is passionate about creating sustainable programs with large-scale collective impact that touch individual lives.

For the past 6 years, Kimberly has consulted with engineering diversity serving non-profits to develop and evaluate programs for participants ranging from elementary school through early-career faculty. She has experience working with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans (SACNAS), Great Minds in STEM (GMiS), and MAES – Latinos in Science and Engineering. Kimberly held key roles in two NSF INCLUDES year one pilot projects: LEVERAGE and the 50K Coalition. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, and as President and Founder of Newel Research Group, LLC, a strategy development, grant writing and evaluation firm.

Kimberly’s career includes extensive experience in the engineering education and STEM diversity space. As a faculty member and consultant she has raised more than $8.9 million in extramural support for programming development and engineering research, and has held contributing roles in additional extramural projects totaling over $11.3 million. She served for over six years as the Director of the Women in Engineering and Science Program (WESP) at Kansas State University. This work culminated in WESP receiving the Women in Engineering Program Award from the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) in 2010. This award recognized WESP as the outstanding Women in Engineering (WIE) program that served as a model for other institutions.

Kimberly holds a Doctorate in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering from Arizona State University, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University in Corporate & Organizational Communication. She has held tenured faculty appointments at Oregon State University and Kansas State University, and her Professional Engineering license in the state of Oregon. Dr. Douglas-Mankin is also certified as a Diversity Trainer by the National Multicultural Institute, and is a past President of WEPAN. Her hobbies include baking, traveling, antiquing, Pokemon Go, visiting national parks and historic sites, and spending time with family.