The EAB includes individuals with national and international prominence, whose expertise includes interdisciplinary STEM research, multi-disciplinary center leadership, institutional change management, experience with past and on-going ADVANCE Institutional Transformation, and expertise in the study of faculty diversity in higher education and the experience of diverse faculty, especially Hispanics. The EAB also represents a cross-section of the greater California and U.S. populations with respect to gender and cultural identity.
The EAB meets quarterly via conference calls and visits UC Davis once annually to assess progress towards our programmatic goals, recommends appropriate programmatic adjustments and directions, assesses research program progress, and identifies potential venues for external/national collaboration. The annual visit often coincides with the UC Davis ADVANCE Annual Retreat, when the EAB members view presentations by ADVANCE leaders and consults with the internal and external evaluators.
Diana Bilimoria is the KeyBank Professor and Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Bilimoria is the current Division Chair of the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the Academy of Management. She has served as the editor of the Journal of Management Education. Dr.
Carlos Castillo-Chavez is a University Regents and Joaquin Bustoz Jr. Professor of Mathematical Biology at Arizona State University. Dr. Castillo-Chavez’s research program is carried out at the interface of the natural and social sciences. Throughout his extensive research career Dr. Castillo-Chaves has examined the role of dynamic social landscapes on disease evolution and the role of dispersal and disease as enhancing mechanisms of ecological diversity.
Dr. Graeve, Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at UC San Diego, researches the fundamental principles of materials processing with specific engineering needs with special emphasis on electromagnetic multifunctional materials for sensors and energy applications.
Brian Nosek is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. Dr. Nosek studies the gap between values and practices – the difference between what is intended, desired, supposed to happen and what actually happens. His work is based on the gap between values and practices as it is related to a variety of psychological distinctions: intentions versus actions, explicit versus implicit thoughts, endorsed beliefs versus automatic responses, goals versus outcomes, motivations versus behavior, ideology versus reasoning, and moral judgments versus moral intuitions. The majority of Dr.
Refugio I. Rochin is UC Davis Professor Emeritus, and retired Director of Research & Evaluation, Educational Partnership Center, at UC Santa Cruz. Dr. Rochin directed Chicana/o Studies three times during his tenure at UCD (1971-1994) and recently served as the department’s Senior Evaluator for Lab Aspire under a grant for the California Public Health Laboratory Director Training Program (2007-2008). He currently serves on the Graduate Group for Education at U.C. Davis and lecturer in Latin America and Latino Studies at U.C. Santa Cruz. Dr.
Dr. Ivonne Santiago is a Clinical Professor of the Civil Engineering Department and a member of the Center for Inland Desalination Systems (CIDS) at University of Texas at El Paso.
As Clinical Professor, her main responsibility is to foster projects that connect education and research to engineering practice and real-world applications. Dr. Santiago has a combined experience of over 20 years in the areas of water quality, water treatment and wastewater treatment in Puerto Rico (PR), New Mexico and Texas.
Abby Stewart is a Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies and Associate Dean of the University of Michigan’s Rackham Graduate School. Stewart is also the founder and director of the University of Michigan ADVANCE program and Institute for Research on Women and Gender. She has published many scholarly articles and several books, focusing on the feminist theory and the psychology of women’s lives, personality, and adaptation to personal and social changes. Her current research, which combines qualitative and quantitative methods, includes comparative analyses of longitud
Dr. Turner is Professor, Doctorate in Educational Leadership, California State University, Sacramento and Professor Emerita, Higher & Postsecondary Education, Lincoln Professor of Ethics and Education, Arizona State University. Dr. Turner’s research and teaching interests include access, equity and leadership in higher education, faculty gender and racial/ethnic diversity, organizational change, and the use of qualitative methods for policy research.
Ruth Enid Zambrana, Ph.D.,is Professor in the Department of Women’s Studies, Director of the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity and adjunct Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Medicine. Dr. Zambrana’s scholarship applies a critical intersectional lens to structural inequality and racial, Hispanic ethnicity, and gender disparities in population health and higher education trajectories.
The Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity (CRGE), established in 1999, is a university–wide, interdisciplinary research center, the first of its kind in the CIC and the nation, that is dedicated to the promotion of intersectional scholarship examining the lived experiences of historically underrepresented minorities (URM) and dimensions of inequality, and the mentoring of intersectional and URM groups in the pipeline from undergraduate degrees through early career faculty.
The National Science Foundation began supporting ADVANCE initiatives in 2001, and has awarded over $130M in funding for a variety of programs. The most significant efforts seek to create permanent institutional transformation.
Professional disciplinary groups allow members to meet, engage, and share knowledge. This effort is particularly important to foster supportive, collaborative networks among scientists from under-represented groups.
We have compiled multiple publicly available databases of the published research related to NSF ADVANCE program efforts to increase diversity in STEM education and the STEM labor force. These include the literature on implicit bias, mentorship and other topics.
Balance is real challenge facing many faculty, particularly women with children. The perception (and reality) of the inflexibility and rigor of an academic career is one cause for the lack of diversity in STEM disciplines.