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Dara Elizabeth Naphan-Kingery

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Teaching and Learning

Dara Naphan-Kingery is an interdisciplinary social psychologist and postdoctoral researcher at Vanderbilt University with the Explorations in Diversifying Engineering Faculty Initiative (EDEFI) group. She is interested in understanding the racialized and gendered experiences of historically marginalized engineering scholars. She is particularly interested in how mental health and identity management strategies mediate the relationship between discrimination experiences and academic and career outcomes, and the role that socially responsible engineering and social justice in engineering can play in attracting and retaining underrepresented students to the STEM.