Biology Professor Selected as a STEM Leadership Fellow
By Hazel Scott/ASU
Dr. Sabita Saldanha, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, is representing Alabama State University as a selected Leadership Fellow for the Academic Year 2021-22 with the Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership (CASL).
Saldanha, who is now a part of a cohort from other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), will attend a 12-month CASL Leadership Program, which will be organized around live webinars and three residencies.
“The program will consist of guest presentations from HBCU and higher education leaders on theory and practice of leadership that broaden participation in STEM, as well as writing assignments, role-playing, case studies, and assigned readings,” Saldanha said.
She explained that the program provides an opportunity for Leadership Fellows to explore how leadership on their campus and other HBCUs relates to broadening participation in STEM. Fellows.
CASL is funded by the National Science Foundation as a major entity for documenting the leadership styles and strategies that have been associated with HBCUs’ outstanding record in broadening participation in STEM.