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The ARC Network works to achieve STEM equity in academia.

Our Mission

Seeking STEM faculty equity.

25.7%
tenured women faculty in STEM
5.1%
women of color non-tenure track faculty in STEM
2.3%
women of color tenure track faculty in STEM
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he ARC Network strives to advance equity nationally by facilitating the adoption and implementation of evidence-based systemic initiatives by institutions of higher education and other STEM organizations that affect those in STEM workplaces.

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The ARC Network will facilitate authentic, intentional dialogue between researchers and practitioners, connect inclusiveness to organizational principles and practices, and account for and incorporate intersectional perspectives throughout our work.

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Executive Team

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Executive Team

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Heather Metcalf, PhD

PI for the ARC Network
Director of Research and Constituent Relations at WEPAN
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Joan Herbers, PhD

Co-PI and Chair of the ARC Research Board
Professor at The Ohio State University
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Ershela Sims, PhD

Co-PI for the ARC Network
Executive Director at WEPAN
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Gail Gasparich, PhD

Co-PI and Chair of the External Advisory Committee
Provost and Academic Vice President at Millersville University of Pennsylvania
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Rochelle L. Williams, PhD

Co-PI and Chair of the Communities of Practice Committee
Chief Programs Officer, National Society of Black Engineers
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Washington, DC 20036
(720) 943-4587

Meet Our Amazing Staff

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ARC Network Community Librarian

Bethany Farmer, MS

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Project Director

Virginia Rhodes, MS

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Community Engagement Manager

Stephani Page, PhD

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Marketing and Communications Manager

Ashley Garcia, JD

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Operations and Database Associate

Elizabeth Scire, MS

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Meet Our Advisory Team

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Heather Metcalf, PhD
WEPAN
PI for the ARC Network
Prior Committee Member
Joan Herbers, PhD
Ohio State University
Chair of the ARC Research Board
Prior Committee Member
Kimberly Griffin, PhD
University of Maryland – College Park
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Jessi Smith, PhD
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
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Diana Bilimoria, PhD
Case Western University
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Beth Mitchneck, PhD
University of Arizona
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Roberta Rincon, PhD
Society of Women Engineers
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Allison Mattheis, PhD
California State University, Los Angeles
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Bruce Weinberg, PhD
Ohio State University
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Jevin West, PhD
University of Washington
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Ethel Mickey, PhD
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Joya Misra, PhD
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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Catherine Hill, PhD
Maryland General Assembly
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Gail Gasparich, PhD
Millersville University
Chair of the External Advisory Committee
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Laureen Summers
AAAS
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Felecia Nave
North Carolina Central University
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Jim Collins, PhD
Arizona State University
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Michelle Wheatly
Syracuse University
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Sonya Smith
Howard University
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Molly Carnes, PhD
Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
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Sue Rosser, PhD
California State University
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Abigail Stewart, PhD
University of Michigan
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Ann Lee-Karlon
Genentech
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Donna Grant Mills
Howard University
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Laura Furstenthal, PhD
McKinsey and Company
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Linda Katehi, PhD
UC Davis
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Rochelle Williams, PhD
Chair of the Communities of Practice Committee
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Ashley Huderson, PhD
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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Rudy Bucheit, PhD
Communities of Allies
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Brianna Blaser, PhD
DO-IT, University of Washington
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Roberta Rincon, PhD
Society of Women Engineers
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Kelly Mack, PhD
Society of STEM Women of Color, Inc.
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ADVANCE Grantees
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Ells Long, PhD
lgbt+physicists
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Mary Ann Holmes, PhD
Science and Engineering Professional Societies
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