Meet the Team

Steve Spencer PhD

Professor of Psychology, University of Waterloo; Robert K. and Dale J. Weary Chair in Social Psychology, Ohio State University

Dr. Steve Spencer is a preeminent scholar of stereotypes and prejudice and their effects on people’s self-concept and academic performance. He published the pioneering study of stereotype threat on women’s math performance in a 1999 article that has been cited over 2,500 times. Dr. Spencer has more than a decade of experience at the University of Waterloo researching how implicit biases affect women in math and engineering. Dr. Spencer’s more recent experience conducting and assessing the overall effectiveness of longitudinal interventions in educational contexts is key to the goals of the project.

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