Duke Leadership Academy Scholars Profile

Karis Boyd-Sinkler

Karis Boyd-Sinkler

Title: Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Adjunct Assistant Professor
Location:
Senior Management Area: Pratt School of Engineering
Class Year: 2023

Bio:
Karis Boyd-Sinkler, PhD is the Director of Diversity,
Equity, & Inclusion and Adjunct Assistant Professor at
Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering. She plays
a key role in providing strategies to strengthen Pratt's
efforts to create and sustain an equitable environment
for all members of the Pratt Community, including
students, staff, faculty, and alumni. She has over 7
years of experience leading multiple mentoring, outreach,
and professional development programs focused on the
recruitment and retention of engineering students at all
levels, especially students from Black and
Hispanic/Latino populations. Prior to coming to Duke
University, Karis worked as a Program Coordinator at
Virginia Tech's Center for the Enhancement of Engineering
Diversity and as an Associate Director of Student Affairs
at the University of Virginia's Center for Diversity in
Engineering.