Dr. S. Kiersten Ferguson

S. Kiersten Ferguson is a social scientist for National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and a research associate at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her scholarly and teaching interests include diversity planning and implementation, bias response teams, campus culture, organizational change, student development theory, equity and access in higher education, and the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty and graduate students. Prior to joining NCWIT Ferguson was a clinical associate professor in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University, as well as a Provost Fellow for Equity and Inclusion.  She holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in cultural anthropology and government/international relations and received her Ph.D. in educational administration with a doctoral portfolio in women’s and gender studies and her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from The University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation focused on the experiences of faculty mentoring undergraduate women students in engineering.