Dr. Jarvis Sulcer serves as the Director of Education for STEMBoard where he leads STEM education programming. Prior to joining STEMBoard, he served as Academic Director, Director of Education Programs and President/Chief Education Officer of the Level Playing Field Institute in Oakland, California. During his tenure Dr. Sulcer led a myriad of programs including the Summer Math and Science Honors (SMASH) academy, which U.S News and World Reports regarded as one of the most ambitious program to encourage African American and Latino students.
Dr. Sulcer is a subject matter expert in STEM Education, a dynamic educator, entrepreneur and engineer with a track record of success in for-profit and non-profit organizations. A personal essay by Dr. Sulcer was featured in REACH: 40 Black Men Living Leading and Succeeding, edited by former NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous. The Silicon Valley Chapter of the N.A.A.C.P also honored him with the 2015 W.E.B Du Bois Award. A native of Baton Rouge, La., Sulcer earned his master’s degree and doctorate in nuclear science and engineering from Cornell University. In 1998, he was the only African-American male in the U.S. to receive a Ph.D. in his field of study. Dr. Sulcer is a first-generation college graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Southern University, a historically black college.