Areas of expertise: Diversity Initiatives in Higher Education; Faculty and Student Recruitment and Retention;Creating an Inclusive Campus Climate; Diversity in the Curriculum; Women’s Leadership; Sts:rategic Diversity Consultations; Race, Class, and Gender Scholarship.

2020 Engagements

  1. Insight Into Diversity, Webinar, Women of Color Need Courageous Allies in the Academy (10,000 views), July, 2020
  2. Diverse Issues in Higher Education, April 2020
  3. University of Arizona, Scholar in Residence, February 2020

2019 Highlight Engagements:

July 2019: “Goodwill is not a Skill Set: Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke on shifting our approach to the dialog on diversity and inclusion on campus”

“A Black Woman’s Journey” book tour universities have included Virginia Tech, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois State University, Jarvis Christian College, Texas Tech, Cornell University, Vanderbilt,  University of Virginia, University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Butler University, University of Dayton, Claflin University, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Millersville University.

  1. University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work, Commencement Speaker, April 28, 2019
  2. Millersville University, 6th Annual Global Well-Being and Social Change Conference, Keynote, April 25, 2019
  3. Stevens Institute of Technology, Provost’s Lecture Series on Women in Leadership, Keynote, April 17, 2019
  4. Claflin University Women’s History Month Keynote, March 25, 2019
  5. University of Dayton, School of Education Professional Development Workshops and Keynote, March 22-23, 2019
  6. University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh Black History Month Keynote, February 11, 2019
  7. Butler University Founder’s Day Keynote, February 7, 2019
  8. University of Iowa MLK Keynote,  January 24-25, 2019
  9. University of Virginia, Community MLK Keynote, January 22, 2019

2018 Highlight Engagements

  1. From MLK to BLM:  50 Years of Struggle, September 20, 2018, Keynote Speaker, See the keynote at:
  2. Times Up in the Academy National Conference (Ending Sexual Harassment in Academy, August 15-17, 2018, keynote speaker,
  3. Keynote address on diversity for NAMEPA:
  4. Keynote panel on engineering and diversity at GEM conference
  5. Conversation at Freddie Mac about Leadership and Diversity:
  6. Day long series of workshops on issues of gender, leadership, bias, and microaggressions at the University of Central Florida.
  7. Keynote for an NAACP chapter event. See video at
  8. Keynote address on diversity in higher education:
  9. 2018 Keynote address at Advancing Diversity Conference on the Ut Prosim Imperative:
  10. Town Hall with President Tim Sands on Diversity at Virginia Tech:For recent video of Town Hall with President of Virginia Tech on Diversity, see below:
  11. 2018 Lunch Keynote Cornell University, Future Professors Institute, Advancing Diversity in the Academy: Remaining True to Your Voice and Scholarship


“Dr. Pratt-Clarke was engaging, knowledgeable, and overall excellent.”

“Grateful for her insights”



“Wonderful and inspiring set of talks…lots to ponder”

“Inspirational and empowering”

“You’re such a role model”

“Thank you so much for sharing your excellent insights”

“Thank you for challenging me to rethinking my teaching and research”

“Thank you very much for your talks!!  It was great and greatly appreciated”