Becky Wai-Ling Packard


Becky Wai-Ling Packard is Professor of Psychology and Education at Mount Holyoke College, and has studied mentoring, diversity, and STEM persistence for 20 years. A trusted resource in the field, Packard has provided expert consulting to a variety of campuses in addition to state-level and national-level audiences. In 2005, she earned the federal government’s top honor for early career scientists, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and Google. A first-generation college graduate and person of color, Packard completed the Summer Research Opportunity Program and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. In 1999, after she earned her Ph.D. from Michigan State University, she joined the faculty at Mount Holyoke College. On her campus, she has led leadership, mentoring, and faculty teaching initiatives in her capacity as the Director of the Harriet L. and Paul M. Weissman Center for Leadership.

Author's Books

Successful STEM Mentoring Initiatives for Underrepresented Students

A Research-Based Guide for Faculty and Administrators


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