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Shanina Sanders Johnson, Ph.D.

October 2022

Shanina Sanders Johnson, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She introduced culturally relevant teaching into the organic lectures and labs at Spelman to engage students and promote science identity among Black women. This work was awarded funding from the National Science Foundation. She has also mentored several undergraduates in synthetic chemistry lab research. Many of them have pursued STEM careers or graduate school in chemistry. Overall, Dr. Sanders’s activities align with her goals of nurturing the next generation of Black women in STEM and creating a more equitable and inclusive STEM environment.

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