Dr. Stacie LeSure is the founder and Executive Director of Engineers for Equity (E4E)- a mission-driven organization focused on fostering equity and inclusion in engineering. At E4E, she develops and facilitates diversity and inclusion workshops that include recruitment and retention strategies that are grounded in research.
Prior to launching E4E, Dr. LeSure served as a Research Fellow at the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and a Post-doctoral researcher at the American Society for Engineering Education. She has over a decade of experience working as an engineer before switching gears and devoting her time and talents to equity and inclusion initiatives in education and the STEM workforce.
Dr. LeSure earned a Ph.D. in Engineering Education at Utah State University where her doctoral research applied Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality frameworks to critically examine effective intervention strategies to reduce the negative consequences of Stereotype Threat. She also has a Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Spelman College. Dr. LeSure obtained the status of ABD (All But Defense) in Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University.