Robbin Chapman

Robbin ChapmanDr. Robbin Chapman is associate dean of diversity, inclusion, and belonging at Harvard Kennedy School. She previously served as associate provost and academic director of diversity and inclusion, and lecturer in education at Wellesley College, and assistant associate provost for faculty equity at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2016, MIT established the annual Dr. Robbin Chapman Excellence through Adversity Award to honor an MIT senior who has demonstrated excellence in leadership. Beginning July 2018, Chapman will serve a two-year term as Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer, sponsored by the Sigma Xi International Honor Society of Science and Engineering. Chapman earned her SM and her PhD degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she conducted research at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the MIT Media Laboratory. Her research interests include design and use of computational tools for learning in public spaces and frameworks and technologies for supporting scholar activism.