Februry 19, 2020
The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Trina Coleman. Dr. Coleman is a scientist, educator, entrepreneur, and host of the podcast "Beyond the Classroom with Dr. Trina Coleman". Her work to highlight HBCUs and their STEM education programs has a profound impact.
Dr. Trina Coleman is a three time graduate of Hampton University, earning her bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees in physics. Dr. Coleman is a scientist, educator, entrepreneur, host of Beyond the Classroom with Dr. Trina Coleman on HBCUiRadio and HBCUSmartTV, visiting professor at Stillman College and public speaker. She is the former Technical Executive Officer of NSBP and the second of five African-American women in this nation’s history to obtain a degree in theoretical nuclear/particle/quantum physics.
As a scholar and former academic administrator, Dr. Coleman has crafted a diverse professional portfolio. From post-doctoral researcher and faculty member, to executive director, assistant provost and CIO, her experience ranges across a broad spectrum but has always maintained a focus on STEM. Her professional journey includes: educating high school and postsecondary students in physics and astronomy; conducting unclassified research that focused on solving national defense issues as a Post-Doctoral Fellow of the Central Intelligence Agency; and spearheading enterprise IT, academic and policy initiatives as a member of the Howard and Hampton University administrations. She has presented her research nationally and internationally at conferences for various organizations.
Legacy - STEM Outreach
Currently as CEO & President of Coleman Comprehensive Solutions, LLC, an educational and IT consulting and services firm, Dr. Coleman has created an online course platform get.stemskills.online to help bridge math and science deficiency gaps for middle and high school students, as well as adults seeking knowledge for careers in technical fields. She is equally passionate regarding the recently trending interest in exposing underrepresented students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs. Her STEM outreach and public persona Academic Blue Blood connects to her illustrious academic lineage. Additionally, Dr. Coleman conducts STEM Camps that do a deep dive into the relationship between each letter in S.T.E.M. with a little theory and hands-on activities.
Dr. Coleman serves as an Advisory Board member for the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) and Board member, Fascinate, Inc.