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Research Faculty, Florida State University

Roxanne Hughes is the Director of the Center for Integrating Research and Learning (CIRL) at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab). She has also directed the MagLab’s Diversity and Inclusion Programs from 2014 to 2019. She brings a breadth of experience in science teaching and informal science education to her position. Her research interests include programs and policies that attempt to increase the number of women and marginalized populations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields by changing the climate within these fields. In her research, she focuses on STEM identity (one’s belief that they fit the perception of a scientist and can be successful in their chosen field). Her research has been presented at national conferences and in international journals. She has been a part of the panel discussion of the American Association of University Women’s Solving the Equation report (2015) and recently the SciGirls national program’s redesign of their strategies for engaging girls in STEM. In addition to her work at the MagLab she also served on multiple boards and advisory commissions, including: the American Physical Society’s Committee on the Status of Women in Physics, the FSU Diversity and Inclusion Council, the FSU National Coalition Building Institute, and the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Review panel.


  • –present
    Research Faculty, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering


  • 2010 
    Florida State University, PhD


Selma Greenberg Outstanding Dissertation Award, Florida Educational Research Association Distinguished Paper Award, Myra Sadker Dissertation Award