Rosalyn Hobson Hargraves, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Teaching and Learning, Virginia Commonwealth University


After joining Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 1996, Hargraves served as the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in the School of Engineering (2007-2012), Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University - University of KwaZulu Natal International Partnership (2007-2011) and as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Diplomacy Fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development (2003-2004). She received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Her research interests are in diversity, inclusion, and equity in higher education, STEM-H education, and biomedical signal/image processing. Dr. Hargraves has received several million dollars in research funding, published over fifty conference and journal articles and presented lectures and keynote speeches around the world. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2015 VCU Presidential Award for Community Multicultural Enrichment, the 2015 VCU Reise-Melton Award, the 2008 Dominion Strong Men & Women Excellence in Leadership Award, the Richmond Joint Engineers Council 2006 Engineer of the Year, and the National Society of Black Engineers National 2001 Janice A. Lumpkin Educator of the Year Award.