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Liesl Chatman

Since the receipt of her first major award from NSF in 1993, Liesl has endeavored to broaden participation in STEM and to reduce disparities in educational outcomes. Over the past 24 years, she has consistently worked with teams to expand conceptions of what it means to transform individuals and organizations toward equity through leadership.  She has raised approximately $30 million in extramural funding to enable her to lead projects and initiatives toward this end. Currently, Liesl and her team design intensive professional development programs on identity, intersectionality, systems of oppression, leadership in complex environments, and beliefs and values within fields.  It is important to Liesl to work on the range of human identities including but not limited to race, class, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, spirituality, dis/abilities, and language.  Colleagues, clients, and participants have consistently described Liesl as a visionary, synthetic, creative, systems-oriented thinker with outstanding collaborative skill.  She has worked with a wide variety of leaders at local, state, regional and national levels and in many sectors including government, philanthropy, formal education, informal education, and scientific research. Liesl has broad experience with policy and political processes through her work in K-12 education, universities, museums, and committee work.  Liesl was named White House Champion of Change for Women and Girls in STEM by the Obama Administration.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, August 1

9:00am CDT

Fostering Growth Mindsets through Teacher Actions JBWS 363Liesl Chatman

Thursday, August 2

12:30pm CDT