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he ARC Network in welcomed our third cohort of Virtual Visiting Scholars (VVS), Dr. Kimberly Scott, Dr. Ramon Barthelemy, Dr. Joya Misra, and Dr. Ramon Goings! The VVS program provides a unique opportunity for select scholars across disciplines to pursue research meta-analysis, synthesis, and big data curation on topics crucial to STEM faculty equity. In this webinar, each scholar will shared an overview of the projects they are working on for the next year and engaged the ARC Network community in conversation.

Dr. Kimberly Scott is a Professor in Women and Gender Studies in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University (ASU) and the Founding Executive Director of ASU’s Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology (CGEST). In her work as a VVS, Dr. Scott applies intersectionality as an analytical strategy to determine how funding agencies reinforce or challenge majoritarian narratives of girls/women of color in STEM.

Dr. Ramón Barthelemy is currently an Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. As a VVS, Dr. Barthelemy synthesizes research on the experiences and perspectives of gender and sexual minority (GSM) persons in STEM higher education.

Dr. Joya Misra is currently Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. As a VVS, Dr. Misra addresses the impacts of intersectional identity on and inclusion in decision-making and leadership with additional emphasis on retention and career advancement of faculty.

Dr. Ramon Goings is an Assistant Professor in the Language, Literacy, and Culture interdisciplinary doctoral program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. As a VVS, Dr. Goings conducts a meta-analysis of research on contingent STEM faculty to assess the inclusion of faculty at the intersection of race/ethnicity and gender.

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