Lynette Kvasny Yarger

Lynette Kvasny Yarger

Dr. Lynette Kvasny Yarger of Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions are some of the most lucrative and sought-after careers in the U.S., but black men are largely absent from those fields.  Lynette (Kvasny) Yarger, an associate professor at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), is investigating the social, cultural and economic factors that cause some black men to shy away from information technology (IT) careers and others to succeed in them.

IMAGE: Emilee Spokus