Sharon Fries-Britt Professor, Higher EducationPh.D.University of Maryland, College Park(1994) Home Directory Sharon Fries-Britt Department: Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education Email Address: email@example.comPhone Number: (301) 405-0186Location: 3112-F Benjamin Building Research Interests Minority students, minority high achievers, underrepresented faculty. Bio Sharon Fries-Britt, Professor in the College of Education at the University of Maryland currently serves as the program coordinator for the Higher Education concentration. She also served as the Director of the Higher Education, Student Affairs and International Education (HESI) Program in the department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education (CHSE) from 2013-2015. Her research examines the experiences of high achieving Blacks in higher education and underrepresented minorities (URMs) in STEM fields. A secondary line of research examines the experiences of underrepresented faculty in higher education. Dr. Fries-Britt has published widely within peer-reviewed journals and she is on the editorial boards of The Journal of College Student Development, The Journal of Diversity in Higher Education and the College Student Affairs Journal. Her research has been funded and supported by the Lumina Foundation and the National Society of Black Physicists. She has consulted extensively with colleges and universities, governmental agencies, and private industry on issues of race, equity and diversity. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Mentoring Award (2011). Selected Consultancies 2001-Present: Johns Hopkins University (Consultant on Race, Equity and Diversity) Center for Education and Training University Diversity Leadership Council Numerous campus departments 2005-2008: United States Secret Service (Consultant on Race, Equity and Diversity) 2006-Present: Princeton University (Consultant on Race, Equity and Diversity) Office of Human Resources (ongoing) Provost office 2012-2013 Capacity Building for Diversity Residential and Dining Services Training 2008-2010- Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Provost Office: Initiative for faculty race and diversity. Chaired Dissertation Committees 2006 Roni M. Ellington (PhD, Curriculum and Instruction) – “Having Their Say: Eight High-Achieving African-American Undergraduate Mathematics Majors Discuss their Success and Persistence in Mathematics”2007 Alycia A. Marshall (PhD, Mathematics Education) – “Black/African American Students' Perceptions of Mathematical Success and Mathematical Success Factors at a Community College” 2007 Shawna Acker-Ball (PhD, Higher Education) – “A Case Study of the Influence of Family on First-Generation College Students’ Educational Aspirations Post High School”2008 Jeff Van Collins (PhD, Higher Education) – “Stating a Claim Upon Which Relief Can be Granted: Examining How the Development of Standards of Care and Changes in Public Policy Surrounding Public Education Potentially Validate Conditions for Educational Malpractice”2009 Toyia K. Younger (PhD, Higher Education) – “The Case for Degree Completion: African American Transfer Students at a Traditionally White Instituton” 2010 Joelle I. Davis Carter (PhD, Higher Education) – “Factors Influencing the Engagement of White Undergraduates Attending Public Historically Black Universities” 2012 Belinda Jung-Lee Huang (PhD, Higher Education) – “Navigating Power and Politics: Women of Color Senior Leaders in Academe”2013 Jennifer M. Johnson (PhD, Higher Education) – “A Different World: African American, First Generation College Students at a Selective University”2013 Kimberly M. Holmes (PhD, Higher Education) – “The Perceived Undergraduate Classroom Experiences of African American Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics (STEM)” 2014 Chrystal George Mwangi (PhD, Higher Education) – “A Family Affair: AfricanImmigrant Families Conceptualizing and Navigating College Choice” 2016 Tykeia Robinson (PhD, Higher Education)-Exploring An integrative Graduate Research Traineeship (IGERT): Using Organizational Culture to Understand how programs work. Fellowships Research Associate, National Association for Black PhysicistsConsortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity Honors & Awards Outstanding Faculty Award, Office of Multiethnic Student Education (OMSE), 2016 Faculty Achievement Award, University of Maryland, President’s Commission on Ethnic Minority Issues, 2012. Mentor of the Year, Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), 2011 Community Service Award, University of Maryland’s, Black Faculty and Staff Association, 2002. Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, Department of Education Policy and Leadership, 2001. Faculty Achievement Award, University of Maryland’s President’s Commission on Ethnic Minority Issues, 2012. Publications SELECTED PUBLICATIONS Fries-Britt, S.L. (2017). It Takes More Than Academic Preparation: A Nuanced Look at Black Male Success in STEM. Journal of African American Males in Education.George Mwangi, C.A., Peralta, A.M., Fries-Britt, S. & Daoud, N. (2016). Exploring the academic motivation and experiences of international students of color in STEM. In K. Bista & C. Foster, International student mobility, services, and policy in higher education (pp. 197-211). Hershey, PA: IGI GlobalFries-Britt, S.L. & George Mwangi, C.A. (2015). Black Within Black: The Perceptions of Black Immigrant Collegians and their U.S. College Experiences. About Campus, 20(3), 16-23.Fries-Britt, S. L., & Snider, J. (2015). Mentoring outside the line: The importance of authenticity, transparency and vulnerability in effective mentoring relationships. New Directions in Higher Education.Fries-Britt, S. L., George Mwangi, C. A., & Peralta, A. (2014). Learning Race in a U.S. Context: An Emergent Framework on the Perceptions of Race Among Foreign-born Students of Color. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. 7(1) 1-13.Fries-Britt, S. L., #George Mwangi, C. A., & #Peralta, A. (2014). The acculturation experiences of foreign-born students of color in STEM. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 51 (4), 349-361.Fries-Britt, S. L., Burt, B., & Johnson, J. M. (2013). Black students in physics. The intersection of academic ability, race, gender and class. In T. L. Strayhorn (Ed.), Living at the intersections: Social identities and Black collegians. New York: Information Age Publishing, Inc.Fries-Britt, S. L., Villarreal, R. C., Elías McAllister, D., & Blacknall, T. (2012). K-12 teachers: Important bridges to success for African-American students. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 18(4). Fries-Britt, S. L., Burt, B., & Franklin, K. (2012). Black males majoring in physics: How HBCUs are making a difference. In R. T. Palmer & J. L. Wood (Eds.), Black men in Black Colleges: Implications for diversity, recruitment, support, and retention (pp. 71-88). New York: Routledge Press. Fries-Britt, S. L. & Holmes, K. M. (2012). Prepared and progressing: Black women in physics. In C. R. Chambers & R. V Sharpe (Eds.), Black female undergraduates on campus: Successes and challenges (pp. 199-218). United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. SELECTED INVITED TALKS Fries-Britt, S.L. (2016). Affirming Students and Cultivating Success. UMKC Advising Summit, September, Kansas City Missouri.Milem, J. Frye, J., Fries-Britt, S.L., Shorter-Gooden, K. and Waters, R. (2016). Strategic Planning for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Higher Education. Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington DC. Fries-Britt, S.L. (2015). High Achieving Black Males. University of Michigan, National Center for Institutional Diversity.Fries-Britt, S.L. (2013). Studying Students in the 21st Century: Enhancing the success of diverse students. The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.Fries-Britt, S.L., Stanley, C.S and Stevenson, M.R. (2013). Translating Diversity Scholarship into Diversity Practice, National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) 7th Annual Conference, Washington, DC.Fries-Britt, S. L. (2012). Blurring the lines: Focusing together on student transformation. Keynote address at the annual meeting of NASPA Region IV-East, Madison, WI.Fries-Britt, S. L. (2012). Faculty diversity training workshop. Invited keynote and facilitation for faculty and professional staff engaged with minority science students at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MD. EXAMPLES OF FUNDED RESEARCH 2010-2011, (Evaluator), “Evaluation of Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP), Bridge to the Doctorate in STEM.” Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering, University of Maryland, Awarded $10,000. 2004-2006, (Co-PI), “Study of Race Equity and Diversity in 19 Southern and Border States.” Lumina Foundation for Education, Awarded $323,800. 2004-2006, (PI), Grant sub-contracted as part of “Broadening Participant in Physics: Fall Regional Meetings and Spring Annual Conferences of the National Society of Black Physicists.” DMR-0400699, Awarded $25,000 (yearly). Grants & Projects “Evaluation of Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP), Bridge to the Doctorate in STEM.” Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering, University of Maryland, 2010-2011, (Evaluator), Awarded $10,000. “Study of Race Equity and Diversity in 19 Southern and Border States.” Lumina Foundation for Education, 2004-2006, (Co-PI), Awarded $323,800. Grant sub-contracted as part of “Broadening Participant in Physics: Fall Regional Meetings and Spring Annual Conferences of the National Society of Black Physicists.” DMR-0400699, 2004-2006, (PI), Awarded $25,000. “Evaluation of Civil Rights Summer Internship Program.” Harvard Civil Rights Project, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, and Citizens’ Commission on Civil Rights, 2001-2003, (Co-PI), Awarded $4,000. Recipient of Diversity Initiative Faculty Support Award. Sponsored by the Office of Human Relations, University of Maryland, College Park, 2001-2001, Awarded course release equivalent to 10% of salary. “Gifted and Talented Black Students.” Graduate School, University of Maryland, 1996-1996, (PI), Awarded $26,000.