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Lorraine
Fleming

Contact

Office: 
Mackey Building, Suite 100
Phone: 
202-806-6565
Email: 
lfleming@howard.edu

Faculty Details

Rank: 
Professor
Education: 

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering: University of California, Berkeley, California.
M.S. Civil Engineering: The George Washington University, Washington, DC.
B.S. Civil Engineering: Howard University, Washington, DC.

Research: 

Geotechnical Engineering
STEM Education
Soil Mechanics
Waste Material Utilization

Subjects Taught: 

Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering, Advanced Foundation Engineering, Introduction to Civil Engineering, Statics, Engineering Geology, Groundwater Hydrology, Undergraduate Research

Detailed Information

About Me: 

Dr. Fleming has spearheaded a number of research and intervention initiatives to attract and retain African American students in STEM disciplines and to improve the quality of engineering education for undergraduates. As Program Director and creator of the HUSEM (Howard University Science, Engineering and Mathematics) Program and GEAR-UP (Global Education, Awareness and Research Undergraduate Program), Dr. Fleming has been successful in implementing programs that enhance the preparation of Howard engineering graduates to be successful, globally-engaged leaders. HUSEM has been recognized by the national Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network with the Exemplary Program Award for Mathematics, Science and Engineering Education in 2004. Dr. Fleming received the 2008 Golden Torch Award for the Engineering Educator of the Year from the National Society of Black Engineers and was selected as a 2005 Carnegie Scholar for her commitment to examining student learning and investigating undergraduate teaching. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a licensed professional engineer.

Publications: 

Fleming, L., Burris, S. E., Smith, K.C., Williams, D., Bliss, L., Moore, I. & Bornmann, F. “ Beyond Persistence: Graduate School Aspirations of Hispanic Engineering Majors at HSIs.” Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education’s 121st Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN (2014).

Smith, K. C., Fleming, L., Williams, D., Bliss, L., Moore, I. Burris, S., & Bornmann, F. “Black Undergraduate Success in Engineering: The “Prove Them Wrong Syndrome” or Social Responsibility.” Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education’s 121st Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN (2014).

Bliss, L., Bornmann, F., Fleming, L., Williams, D.G., Smith, K.C., Moore, I. “Broadening the Pipeline through the Study of Pathways and Persistence: Findings from the Second Year.” Paper presented at the 2014 Annual American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Fleming, Lorraine, I. Moore, D. Williams, L. Bliss and K. Smith. “Social Support: How Hispanic and Black Engineering Students Perceive the Support of Peers, Family, and Faculty”. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education, Atlanta, GA (2013).

Burrell, J., A. Fredericks, and L. Fleming. “Succeeding as Engineering Majors: Cultural Ecology Theory and Perceptions of Within-Race Gender and Ethnicity Differences in Engineering Skills and Work Ethnic”. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education, Atlanta, GA (2013).

Fleming, Lorraine, K. Smith, D. Williams and L. Bliss. “Engineering Identity of Black and Hispanic Undergraduates: The Impact of Minority Serving Institutions”. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education, Atlanta, GA (2013).

Bliss, Leonard, F. Bornmann, L. Fleming, D. Williams, K. Smith. “Broadening the Pipeline Through the Study of Pathways and Persistence: Findings from the First Year” American Education Research Association, 35.044, 2013.

Burrell, Jennifer, A. Fredericks, L. Fleming, A. Griffin. “What Does It Take to Succeed as an Engineering Major? A Discussion of Within-Race, -Gender and –Ethnicity Differences in Engineering Skills and Work Ethic” American Education Research Association, 58.093-16, 2013.

News

The AMBASSADORS OF ENGINEERING PROGRAM

Tue, March, 1 2016

The AMBASSADORS OF ENGINEERING PROGRAM led hands-on earthquake and coastal engineering challenges at the Discover Engineering Family Day at the National Building Museum in February 27, 2016.Read More >>

Congratulations to Dr. Kimberly Jones, the 2015 HU ADVANCE-IT Researcher of the Year

Mon, May, 18 2015

HU ADVANCE-IT presented its Woman in STEM Researcher of the Year Award to Dr. Kimberly L. Jones on Friday, April 17, 2015. The award, first given in 2014, recognizes the distinguished scholarship and leadership of women faculty in STEM at Howard UniversityRead More >>

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