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Ronnie Clements

Graduate Research Assistant
Engineering Education
West Lafayette


Ronnie Clements is a Postbaccalaureate research assistant in the STRIDE lab at Purdue University. He works on the project titled “CAREER: Actualizing Latent Diversity: Building Innovation through Engineering Students’ Identity Development,” assisting with narrative analysis and interviews, helping to understand the identity trajectories of latently diverse students. Ronnie received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Harding University with honors, where he participated in the Beyond Professional Identity (BPI) research group, studying frustration in first- and second-year undergraduate engineering students. He also served as the BPI lab manager during 2017-2018. Ronnie is also a Society of Personality and Social Psychology Undergraduate Research Fellow, through which he studied in the Stereotypes, Identity, and Belonging Lab (SIBL) at the University of Washington during the summer of 2018.

Research Interests

  • Diversity, Intersectionality, and Belonging in STEM
  • STEM Student Identity Formation and Experience