Jacqueline Fleming is a psychologist, author, and independent researcher based in Pearland, Texas. She received her B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University in psychology and her Ph.D. from Harvard University in Personality and Development, and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute. She was an Associate Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Barnard College, Columbia University, while a consulting psychologist in New York City where she was President of the Motivation Research Corporation. She served in a number of positions at historically Black Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, including Visiting Associate Professor of Psychology, Associate Professor of Education, Learning Specialist, Retention Officer, Associate Director of Student Success Services, and Director of the General University Academic Center. She is currently principal investigator for the National Science Foundation sponsored study of “Success Factors for Minorities in Engineering” with the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME). Her 1984 book Blacks in College, earned three honorary degrees. Her recent book, Enhancing the Performance and Retention of Minorities: What We Can Learn from Program Evaluation, was published by Jossey-Bass in 2012. Her forthcoming book is entitled When Underprepared Students Stay in College. Fleming has had extensive experience consulting to major advisory boards, such as the Educational Testing Service, the College Board, the National Institutes of Health, the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, the National Research Council, the Houston Annenberg Challenge, the Evaluation Task Force for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Fleming has also served as Consulting Psychologist and Senior Research Associate to the United Negro College Fund.
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