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; Strategic Diversity Consultations; Race, Class, and Gender Scholarship.

“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.

2019 Highlight Engagements:

  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 https://blogs.millersville.edu/news/2019/04/17/mu-hosts-6th-annual-global-well-being-and-social-change-conference/
  3. Stevens Institute of Technology, Provost’s Lecture Series on Women in Leadership, Keynote, April 17, 2019 https://www.stevens.edu/node/311966
  4. Claflin University Women’s History Month Keynote, March 25, 2019 https://thetandd.com/news/local/education/claflin-events-celebrate-women-s-history-month/article_d55b09ad-945c-5616-a0c1-07752d4a782e.html
  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  https://lists.uwosh.edu/archives/sss-list/mh/msg00874.html
  7. Butler University Founder’s Day Keynote, February 7, 2019 http://news.butler.edu/connection/2019/02/founders-week-2019-keynote-speaker-menah-pratt-clarke/
  8. University of Iowa MLK Keynote,  January 24-25, 2019 https://education.uiowa.edu/events/diversity-education-and-leadership-dr-menah-pratt-clarke
  9. University of Virginia, Community MLK Keynote, January 22, 2019 https://mlk.virginia.edu/black-womans-journey

2018 Highlight Engagements

  1. From MLK to BLM:  50 Years of Struggle, September 20, 2018, Keynote Speaker, https://events.vanderbilt.edu/index.php?eID=124480 See the keynote at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5r4BPRd5gk
  2. Times Up in the Academy National Conference (Ending Sexual Harassment in Academy, August 15-17, 2018, keynote speaker, https://www.depts.ttu.edu/wstudies/Summit_speakers.php
  3. Keynote address on diversity for NAMEPA:http://www.namepa.org/conference2017/speakers/dr-menah-pratt-clarke/
  4. Keynote panel on engineering and diversity at GEM conference http://www.gemfellowship.org/sponsorship/annual-conference-schedule-overview/
  5. Conversation at Freddie Mac about Leadership and Diversity: https://youtu.be/U06-NVsqenY
  6. Day long series of workshops on issues of gender, leadership, bias, and microaggressions at the University of Central Florida.  https://womenfaculty.afia.ucf.edu/files/2012/02/CSWF-2017-Spring-Calendar-of-Events-LJW.pdf
  7. Keynote for an NAACP chapter event. See video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD_vMtRv8hw
  8. Keynote address on diversity in higher education:  http://dms.tlos.vt.edu/content/adhoc/q4893/
  9. 2018 Keynote address at Advancing Diversity Conference on the Ut Prosim Imperative:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpH-sxarD7k
  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:https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2018/05/univrel-inclusivevttownhall.html
  11. 2018 Lunch Keynote Cornell University, Future Professors Institute, Advancing Diversity in the Academy: Remaining True to Your Voice and Scholarship http://blogs.cornell.edu/futureprofs/2018-speakers/

Reviews/Comments:

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

“Grateful for her insights”

“Amazing”

“Thoughtful”

“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”