Jeremy Waisome



StricklandALUM_40Under40_Logo-white-01.pngJeremy Waisome
BSCE '10, MECE '12, PHD CE '17 |  Gainesville, FL

Thomas O. Hunter Rising Star Assistant Professor
University of Florida
INDUSTRY: Education


Dr. Jeremy A. Magruder Waisome is the Thomas O. Hunter Rising Star Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Education (EED) at the University of Florida (UF). She is a proud triple Gator, with a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in civil engineering from UF. During her studies, she became passionate about issues of equity, access, and inclusion in engineering and computing, transitioning from microstructural materials analysis to developing evidence-based programs and activities to support diverse students in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computing (STEM+C).

Dr. Waisome leads the PRISEM Lab where her research focuses on broadening participation through critical mentorship. Her primary research interest involves understanding how mentorship impacts student trajectories and self-efficacy in STEM+C. Her work is generously supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. She is engaged in educational research across several disciplines, including paleontology, agriculture, medicine, and AI, among others.

She is a member of the UF Hall of Fame, Florida Blue Key, and the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. She is the recipient of several awards including the National Society of Black Engineers’ 2018 Mike Shinn Distinguished Member of the Year Award. In 2023, she was named the inaugural UF EED Thomas O. Hunter Rising Star Assistant Professor. Dr. Waisome serves on the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Roundtable on Mentoring, Well-Being, and Professional Development and is an expert for the NASEM Transforming Trajectories of Women of Color in Tech Initiative. From 2020-21, she served as co-host of Unstoppable Minds, a podcast from UF aimed at uncovering the challenges and triumphs that come with a life in academia and research. She is an avid science communicator, primarily leveraging her platform as a podcaster to introduce others to opportunities in STEM+C and academia.