DENMARK — Voorhees College faculty member Dr. Zhabiz Golkar was recently accepted as a leadership fellow for the 2021-2022 academic year with the Center for the Advancement of Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) Leadership (CASL).

Through this fellowship, Golkar will represent the institution as a part of a cohort empowered to envision, inspire and transform institutional climates for broadening participation in STEM areas. As a fellow, Golkar will be required to successfully complete a 360 assessment of her academic leadership strengths and challenges at the outset of the program, three residencies, and a final Active Learning Project (ALP).

CASL is funded by the National Science Foundation as a major entity for documenting the leadership styles and strategies that have been associated with historically Black colleges and universities’ outstanding record in participation in STEM. Based on this extensive research, fellowship and other involvement in science data, CASL has designed an innovative professional development program to produce a new generation of STEM leaders throughout American higher education.

Golkar said she is honored for this fellowship opportunity and is looking forward to working with the top senior STEM leader-coaches, world-class, research-based professional leaders in the nation.

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“One of my goals will be to reposition the department from the margins to the center of U.S. STEM higher education and its broadening participation into institutional practice.”

She earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology, a master’s degree in clinical microbiology, and a doctorate in molecular biology. Golkar is currently the chairperson and associate professor of biology in the Department of Science, Technology, Health and Human Services.

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For more information, contact the Office of Communications at 803-780-1191 or at communications@voorhees.edu.

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