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Accelerating Change: Experts and Media Contacts

For media inquiries, please call 202.785.5100 to connect with the following experts and representatives of organizations and groups working on issues related to women faculty of color in STEM.

Dr. Barbara Gault is co-author of Accelerating Change for Women Faculty of Color in STEM: Policy, Action, and Collaboration and is the Vice President and Executive Director of IWPR. Her areas of expertise include access to education, postsecondary success, poverty, work-life balance, political engagement, and child care.

Dr. Cynthia Hess is co-author of Accelerating Change for Women Faculty of Color in STEM: Policy, Action, and Collaboration and has served as study director for IWPR projects on numerous issues, including women in science, status of women in the states, women’s activism and leadership, immigration, and Social Security.

Dr. Kelly Mack is Vice President for Undergraduate Research at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the Executive Director of Project Kaleidoscope, a nonprofit organization focusing on undergraduate STEM education reform also at AAC&U. Prior to joining AAC&U, Dr. Mack was Senior Program Director for the NSF ADVANCE Program where she facilitated the inclusion of issues targeting women of color into the national discourse on gender equity in the STEM disciplines, and significantly increased the participation of predominantly undergraduate institutions, community colleges, and minority-serving institutions in the ADVANCE portfolio.
Dr. Maria (Mia) Ong serves as Senior Researcher and Evaluator at the Education Research Collaborative at Technical Education Research Centers (TERC) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For 15 years, she has worked on qualitative research related to promoting diversity and gender equity in STEM education, with a focus on women of color in higher education and early careers. She served as the primary investigator of two NSF-sponsored studies on women of color in STEM: the "Inside the Double Bind" and "Beyond the Double Bind."

 

 

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