After an intensive nationwide search by a school-wide committee, Karis Boyd-Sinkler has been named the new Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Pratt School of Engineering, beginning in March 2021. Read more Dr. Boyd-Sinkler here:

An engineer by training, Boyd-Sinkler received her Bachelor's in Engineering Science from the University of Virginia with a concentration in nanomedicine engineering, and her Master's in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a concentration in human factors from Virginia Tech. As a doctoral candidate in Engineering Education at Virginia Tech she received the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Her dissertation research on exploring the interpersonal relationships of Black men in engineering. More: DEI at Duke Engineering