Volusia/Flagler Chapter: Educational Equity and Racial Justice in STEM with Dr. Leroy Long III

November 9, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
@ 7:30 pm

The Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the ACLU of Florida is hosting their next speaker racial justice speaker series event on Tuesday, November 9 at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Dr. Long will talk about the need for educational systems that prioritize the mental, physical, and spiritual well-being of Black people as it relates to STEM. Leroy Long III, PhD, is a husband, youth ministry leader, mentor, educator, artist, author, and dreamer.

He is an Associate Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL where he directs a research team called Engineering, Arts & Sports Engagement (EASE). Dr. Long’s research includes educational equity and racial justice, student retention and career readiness, and students' ethical reasoning and technology use, with focus on STEM students. He has focused most of his research on the academic and social experiences of Black and Latinx student groups.

Dr. Long helped to lead research, funded by the NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant, to improve the well-being of student-athletes in STEM through support of their career readiness. Dr. Long earned his PhD in STEM Education at Ohio State University (OSU).

He earned his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering at OSU and his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering at Wright State University. In 2021, Dr. Long became the first Black person to earn tenure in the College of Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL.