Dr. Ansley Alicia
Dr. Ansley Alicia is a native of Eatonton, Georgia. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in biology from Georgia Southern University in 2008, where she was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar, a Master of Science in pharmacy from the University of Georgia in 2013, and her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Mercer University in May 2019. Her passion for STEM was highlighted in her 2019 Ted Talk at the University of Georgia entitled Unhidden Figures: Uncovering Our Cultural Biases in STEM.
Read MoreIn addition to developing the STEM curriculum for high school and collegiate students as an adjunct professor, she has served as a mentor and volunteer for numerous programs in the Macon community including Streets to Success and Real I. M. P. A.C. T. Center, a local non-profit to ensure young girls 3rd-8th grade are exposed to STEM disciplines. Dr. Booker was the previous Director for the Mercer University Educational Opportunity Center (Federal TRiO Programs) and is the inaugural Director for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives. Her awards and recognitions include being named among ASHE Presidential Medal Local Change Agent Award Honorable Mention, Macon Magazine’s 5 under 40 Leadership Issue, The National Women’s Empowerment Ministry Anedra S. Williams-Millennial Award of Year, the Macon-Middle Georgia Black Pages Young Entrepreneurs and Professionals, the University of Georgia’s College of Pharmacy Distinguished Service Award, Rural Leader Magazine’s 40 under 40, Small Town America’s Top 100 and both the University of Georgia’s and Georgia Sothern’s 40 Under 40 as well as receiving Mercer University’s Student Affairs Division STAR Award. Lastly, Ansley is a recent graduate of Leadership Macon 2019 and the Urban Leadership Academy Cohort 3.
SPEAKER. CONSULTANT. AUTHOR
My mission is to help individuals, businesses, institutions, and communities cultivate inclusive learning and/or work environments. As a catalyst for change and cultural shifts, I engage persons from diverse backgrounds, moral beliefs, and identities to discover and strategically plan how to work, learn and grow together towards a collective, inclusive, just, accessible, and equitable future for all.
Class of 2019
Rosa Jackson Center
Diversity & Inclusion Certificates
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace certificate
University of South Florida Muma College of Business
Lean Six Sigma
Yellow Belt Certificate
School of Business
Bravely Confronting Racism in Higher Education
School of Education (HGSE)
During COVID-19 Online
Psychological First Aid
"Victim Blaming, Challenges, & Educational Breakthroughs"
Behold, how good & pleasant it is
when we dwell together in unity.