ISRL Founder and Director
Dr. Winston-Proctor is a narrative personality psychologist. She is also Professor of Psychology at Howard University, Principal of Winston Synergy, L.L.C., and Co-Principal Investigator of the NSF HU ADVANCE-Institutional Transformation Initative. Her academic and practice work focus on the psychology of success of women within academic and corporate environments. Dr. Winston-Proctor also translates research to develop culturally relevant psychological science, research design & analysis, computational thinking, and behavioral cybersecurity education models for middle school, high school, and undergraduate learning environments. She is on the Editorial Board of the American Psychological Association journal, Qualitative Psychology, President of the Society of STEM Women of Color, and Vice Chair of the Board of Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science. She received the NSF CAREER Award for her early career work on the psychology of success and the meaning of race within the lives of African American scientists and engineers. This award is among the most prestigious awards for early career U.S. scientists and engineers. Dr. Winston-Proctor earned a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and a B.S. from Howard University (Phi Beta Kappa). Previously, she served as Director of Educational Programs at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Professor at Brown University.