Terry Westover, Director of Education and Evaluation Services at Resourcing Excellence in Education (REEd) (UC Davis School of Education), and Lisa Sullivan, Senior Evaluation Analyst at REEd, are our internal evaluators. The EES-REEd team will be responsible for compiling and analyzing relevant data, and for helping to prepare reports that will be submitted to the NSF. The qualifications and planned activities of the Internal Evaluators are detailed in the UC Davis ADVANCE Evaluation Plan.
Lisa Sullivan, PhD, is Senior Evaluation Analyst at Resourcing Excellence in Education (REEd) (UC Davis School of Education). She specializes in qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and has research experience in the areas of school readiness, special education, reading assessments and teacher education. Her dissertation research examined the role of social attention in learning and school readiness for preschool children.
Theresa Westover, PhD, is the Director of Education and Evaluation Services at Resourcing Excellence in Education (REEd) (UC Davis School of Education). She supervises REEd’s evaluation projects and staff and has over 30 years of experience in evaluation, research methods, and project management. Her areas of expertise include evaluation and research design, data collection tool development (with an emphasis on survey design and administration) and testing, data analysis, and policy analysis. Dr.
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.