Dr. Rosalyn Hobson Hargraves serves jointly with the School of Education and School of Engineering, where she had been associate dean for graduate studies. Her research interests include engineering education and service learning, artificial neural network applications, and science and technology in international development.
As principal investigator for two minority participation sub-grants, Hargraves has helped drastically improve the graduation rates of African-American, Hispanic-American and Native-American students in VCU’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs over the last five years.
In addition to her work at VCU, Hargraves has been part of the Richmond Area Program for Minorities in Engineering for the past 18 years, and worked extensively with organizations that focus on reaching out to students and teachers in underserved populations, such as the Richmond Teacher Residency program and the Robert Noyce Scholarship.
In 2015, Hargraves was honored at VCU’s Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment ceremony with both the faculty award as well as the Riese-Melton Award — the top recognition given at the annual event — for her efforts to make VCU a diverse and inclusive community.