The National Academy of Sciences recently announced the selection of 84 new members. There are now 2,291 living members of the nation’s most prestigious society of scientific scholars.
The National Academy of Sciences does not publish data on the race or ethnicity of its members. But according to a JBHE analysis of the group of 84 new members, it appears that only one of the new members is an African American.
Jennifer L. Eberhardt is an associate professor of psychology at Stanford University in California. Dr. Eberhardt’s research focuses on how race impacts police behavior and how it affects sentencing decisions by judges and juries. Dr. Eberhardt has been affiliated with Stanford University since 1998. Previously, she taught at Yale University.
Dr. Eberhardt is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University. In 2014, Dr. Eberhardt was named a MacArthur Fellow.