Dr. Jeanita Pritchett is an Academic Program Manager and a Leadership Coach in the International and Academic Affairs Office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She began her career as a Research Chemist working on developing standard reference materials for clinical, food, and forensics related projects. Prior to assuming her current role, she also worked as a scientific advisor for NIST and an Embassy Science Fellow for Scifest Africa located in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown), South Africa. Outside of her work at NIST, she has remained dedicated to STEM education and inspiring the next generation of STEM professionals. She has over 15 years of experience teaching and currently works as an Adjunct Professor of General Chemistry at Montgomery College.
In addition to her full-time work, Dr. Pritchett founded JSP Coaching and Consulting, LLC, a firm that provides leadership and career coaching resources for STEM professionals and organizations. Further, she co-founded Facilitate 2 Motivate (F2M), LLC, a consulting firm focused on helping millennials and women achieve success on their own terms. F2M also plays a pivotal role in improving overall organizational cultures through developing diversity, inclusion, and equity strategies.
Dr. Pritchett has been the recipient of numerous awards and is a highly sought-after consultant, speaker, and coach. Select awards include a Diversity and Inclusion Advocacy Recognition Award (Optical Society, 2019), Educator of the Year (DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance; 2017), the Henry McBay Outstanding Educator Award (NOBCChE conference; 2016), and the Winifred Burke-Houck Professional Leadership Award (NOBCChE; 2015). She obtained a B.S. in Professional Chemistry from Tennessee State University, a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago, an Executive Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University, and an Executive Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion at Cornell University.