Monday, October 12, 2015, 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Student Union 008
The College of Science and Mathematics
Career Exploration Week
Dr. Ivory Berry
Session Description: This session will challenge students to define their purpose for pursuing a higher education, center career and professional development from Day 1, and diversify their portfolio of experiences in order to be a stand-out applicant for graduate and professional schools and the job market.
Dr. Ivory M. Berry is the Associate Director of Retention and Student Success in the College of Science and Mathematics at Wright State University. Dr. Berry earned his Ph.D. and Master of Arts in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Berry develops and evaluates student success initiatives for science and math majors, co- directs STEM City, a living-learning community for students pursuing undergraduate degrees in STEM, and monitors college retention and graduation data. Dr. Berry’s research focuses on the effectiveness of high impact retention practices on underprepared and underperforming college science and math majors as well as high school students’ perceptions and experiences of racial educational equity reform.