The ARC Network welcomed the fifth cohort of Virtual Visiting Scholars (VVS) cohort, Drs. Sue Rosser and Erin Winterrowd, to discuss their VVS projects! The VVS program annually supports 2-4 selected scholars to complete metasyntheses and meta-analyses of existing literature on topics relevant to equity in STEM.
Dr. Sue Rosser became Provost Emerita at San Francisco State University, after serving as the Special Advisor for Research Development and External Partnerships for Academic and Student Affairs at the Chancellor’sOffice of the California State University System and as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at San Francisco State University. She was the Dean of the liberal arts college at Georgia Institute of Technology, where she held the endowed IvanAllen dean’s chair of Liberal Arts and Technology. Her research focuses on theoretical and applied aspects of women, science, health and technology, and she has authored over 140 journal articles and 14 books, the most recent being Academic Women in STEM Faculty and Breaking into theLab: Engineering Progress for Women inScience. She has held several grants from the NationalScience Foundation (NSF), including from 2001-2006 serving as co-PI on a $3.7million ADVANCE grant, PI on InTEL: InteractiveToolkit for Engineering Learning , Bridge to the Future for GIs, and PI on an IT Catalyst ADVANCE grant, and has served as a member of the external advisory board for more than a dozen ADVANCE grants, as well as Senior Program Officer for Women’s Programs at NSF. She served as a Clayman Fellow at Stanford and on the American Association for the Advancement of Science Executive Board (2010-2014). Rosser received her B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Erin Winterrowd is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Regis University, a Jesuit university in Denver,Colorado. Dr. Winterrowd earned her BA in Psychology from Willamette University and a PhD in Counseling Psychology, with a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, from Colorado State University. Dr. Winterrowd’s research focuses on access and inequity in academic STEM, with studies grounded in local women’s experiences. She is particularly interested in utilizing her clinical training to bridge research and practice, hosting workshops and facilitating interventions designed to change institutional and cultural factors that are barriers to success.