Sharlane Cleare is a lecturer in Information Science in the School of Computing and Information Science at Cornell University. Her research focuses on broadening STEM participation for underrepresented people of color by understanding how various learning experiences influence their intent to persist in STEM. 

Cleare received a BA in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University, an MBA from Clark Atlanta University, a Masters in Technology Leadership & Innovation from Purdue University, and a Ph.D. in Technology from Purdue University. Her dissertation focused on dissecting Black women’s experiences in a first-year undergraduate human centered design course.