As an engineering ethics researcher, Donovan is focused on equitable opportunities for all to advance the whole of society. 

Dr. Donovan Colquitt spent the early part of his career empowering scholars to unlock their ingenious through transformative learning experiences. Through this efforts, Donovan has taught students how to access postsecondary opportunities so they can achieve their dreams. 

After earning his PhD in Engineering Education and MS in Technology, Leadership, & Innovation at Purdue University, he aims to become a integrity professional in the technology industry. Through community-driven research, he hopes to empower others to leverage their gifts, skills, and talents for co-liberation in such a way that sustains wholistic wealth for themselves, their family, and their community. 

Before turning his focus on the intersection of engineering education, ethics and social justice, Donovan worked as an applications engineer for Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology in Customer Education & Application Support. He also holds a BSE in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Sustainable Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. 

As a speaker, Donovan has led dozens of presentations designed to equip students with tools necessary to thrive as STEM career-bound scholars and leaders inside and outside of school. 

Outside of his academic and professional work, Donovan enjoys watching Stand-Up Comedy, producing Jazzy Hip Hip music, and writing Poetry. 


  • Critical thinker with a solid technical foundation and keen interest in analyzing successful pedagogical methods, evaluating curricular and learning developmental structures, determining engineering student outcomes, and preparing research publications for the discussion of dignity and inclusivity within the field of STEM education.
  • Organized and productive project manager able to prioritize, plan, and execute multiple concurrent projects. Resourceful problem solver able to adopt multiple perspectives.
  • Engaging, outgoing communicator with excellent interpersonal, public speaking, presentation, and mentoring skills.
  • Earned a reputation as a versatile, industrious, productive team member who learns new technologies and processes quickly, demonstrates leadership and strives for success.