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About Virtual Visiting Scholars

The Virtual Visiting Scholars (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. VVS analyze existing research and data, synthesizing different, sometimes competing, perspectives, frameworks, metrics, and outcomes to offer new insights and applications to the broader community.

2021-2022 Virtual Visiting Scholars

Rodica Lisnic, PhD
Sociologist, Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Arkansas
Focus Area:
Strategies of Persistence among Women of Color in STEM: A Meta-Ethnography of Qualitative Findings
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Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup, DHSc
Health Scientist and Journalist
Focus Area:
Industry-Academia Partnerships in STEM: A Meta-Synthesis of Literature and Evidence Gaps on Gender and Gender Intersectionality
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Dawn Culpepper, PhD
Associate Director and an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Maryland’s ADVANCE Program for Inclusive Excellence
Focus Area:
Advocates, Allies, or Bystanders: Applying Intersectional Perspectives to Bystander Intervention Trainings in the Academic Workplace
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2020-2021 Virtual Visiting Scholars

Ramon Goings, EdD
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Focus Area:
Examining How Race/Ethnicity and Gender is Explored in Research on STEM Contingent Faculty
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Ramón Barthelemy, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Utah in Salt Lake City
Focus Area:
LGBT+ Faculty and Students in STEM: Policies to Support Success and Inclusion
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Kimberly Scott, EdD
Professor, Arizona State University (ASU), Founding Executive Director, Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology
Focus Area:
Analysis of Funding Trends Addressing Girls/Women of Color and STEM: An Intersectional Approach
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Joya Misra, PhD
Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Focus Area:
Gender, Intersectionality, Workload and Leadership in STEM Departments
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2019-2020 Virtual Visiting Scholars

Teresa Nelson, PhD
Professor, Simmons University (Professor) and Research Director, MIT Innovation Initiative
Focus Area:
Academic Entrepreneurship in STEM: A Meta-Synthesis on the Intersection of Gender
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Beth Mitchneck, PhD
Professor Emerita, University of Arizona
Focus Area:
Synthesizing Research on Gender Biases and Intersectionality Citation Analysis and Practices
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Allison Mattheis, PhD
Associate Professor, California State University Los Angeles
Focus Area:
An integrative intersectional meta-analysis of understandings of gender in STEM higher education research
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2018-2019 Virtual Visiting Scholars

Ethel Mickey, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Massachusetts Amherst ADVANCE
Focus Area:
Implications for Career Success Resulting from STEM Faculty Networks
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Cara Margherio, PhD
Assistant Director of the University of Washington Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity
Focus Area:
Centering Women Faculty of Color in a Meta-Synthesis of Research on Mentoring
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Insights From the Virtual Visiting Scholars

WEPAN Announces Virtual Visiting Scholars Dedicated to Researching STEM Equity

The Fourth Cohort of Researchers to Fuel Investigations for ARC Network
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Meet the 2020 ARC Network Virtual Visiting Scholars

Cohort 3
Cohort 3 of the VVS program discusses the motivations for their research pursuits, and addresses the impacts and considerations of their work in the time of COVID-19.
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Women Faculty of Color and Mentoring

Cohort 1
The project of Cara Margherio, PhD, Virtual Visiting Scholar, centered the experiences of women faculty of color in a meta-synthesis of the research on mentoring. In this report, she shares her research on this topic over the past year.
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