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ADVANCE-ENG Success at the Intersection of Formal and Informal Networks for Women of Color (WOC) Engineering Faculty

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2018 CoNECD - The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity Conference

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Crystal City, Virginia

Publication Date

April 29, 2018

Start Date

April 29, 2018

End Date

May 2, 2018

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Faculty Track - Technical Session V

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Faculty

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18

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https://peer.asee.org/29512

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Christine S. Grant North Carolina State University

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Dr. Christine S. Grant joined the NC State faculty in 1989 after completing her M.S. and Ph.D. (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Sc.B. (Brown University) all in Chemical Engineering (ChE). One of fewer than 10 African-American women full ChE professors in the country, her research interests are in interfacial phenomena and recently biomedical systems. She is the first Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement in NC State’s College of Engineering. Awards/service include a 2015 AAAS Mentor Award, Fellow in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Board of Directors, NSF Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math, and Engineering Mentoring, and Council for Chemical Research Diversity Award. She is the founding director of the Promoting Underrepresented Presence on Science and Engineering Faculties (PURPOSE) Institute”. A certified coach, Grant consults and empowers STEM individuals at all levels in the academy toward excellence in career and professional development. Her workshops on mentoring and academic career development for NSF ADVANCE programs at Purdue, Cornell, Texas A&M, University of Toledo, UVA, Prairie View A&M, and the ADVANCE Annual PI meetings promote STEM faculty development while providing diverse role models for students. She has mentored and empowered hundreds of faculty, students, and postdocs.

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Barbara E. Smith North Carolina State University

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Barbara Smith joined NC State University as Assistant Director of Faculty Advancement in the College of Engineering in 2008. She has a background in business operations, investment portfolio, and budget management as an assistant vice president at J.P. Morgan. Barbara also brings her training in education and experience in teaching and mentoring high school and undergraduate students to faculty advancement. She provides her knowledge and experience in the corporate sector as well as in education to the successful strategic planning and execution of the faculty development program.

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Julie Simmons Ivy North Carolina State University

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Julie Simmons Ivy is a Professor in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Fitts Faculty Fellow in Health Systems Engineering. She previously spent several years on the faculty of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She received her B.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. She also received her M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a focus on Operations Research at Georgia Tech. She is President of the Health Systems Engineering Alliance (HSEA) Board of Directors and an active member of the Institute of Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), Dr. Ivy served as the 2007 Chair (President) of the INFORMS Health Applications Society and is a past President for the INFORMS Minority Issues Forum. Her research interests are mathematical modeling of stochastic dynamic systems with emphasis on statistics and decision analysis as applied to health care, public health, and humanitarian logistics.

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Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby North Carolina State University

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Dr. Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby is a Professor of Educational Psychology and University Faculty Scholar in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences at NC State University. Her research interests include race and racial identity development, critical race theory, mixed methods research, and emotions in education.

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Coleen Carrigan California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

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Professor Coleen Carrigan is a feminist anthropologist and an Assistant Professor of Gender, Race, Culture, Science, and Technology at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She investigates the historical and cultural dimensions of underrepresented groups' participation in science, technology, and engineering and the reasons why white males still dominate these fields.

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Saejin Kwak Tanguay University of Washington

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Abstract

Underrepresented Minority (URM) women engineering faculty are leading change in the academy through outstanding research and leadership endeavors. A 2005 ADVANCE Leadership award entitled, “Peer Mentoring Summits for Women Engineering Faculty of Color” convened the first ever set of summits focused on URM women engineering faculty. Using a “where are they now” approach, we will highlight the accomplishments of participants in this initiative started 12 years ago. While this group does diversify the faculty, their roles in the academy are not focused solely on issues of diversity. For example, as administrators, it is critical to recognize their intellectual contributions to academic policy, research and pedagogical advancements in higher education. Given the increasing number of workshops, summits and publications focused on Women of Color (WOC) STEM academicians, we will present experiential perspectives and summarize these efforts for WOC STEM faculty. The subsequent development of cross-cultural collaborations in a new multi-university NSF-ADVANCE project entitled, “Launching Academics on the Tenure-Track: An Intentional Community in Engineering (LATTICE)” will also be presented. While intersectionality defines unique issues at the intersection of race and gender, this paper explores the expansion of formal networks of our diverse LATTICE team building on the success of previous faculty development initiatives. The paper will also discuss how ongoing informal networks continue to incorporate mentoring and coaching to empower women engineering faculty.

Grant, C. S., & Smith, B. E., & Ivy, J. S., & DeCuir-Gunby, J. T., & Carrigan, C., & Tanguay, S. K. (2018, April), ADVANCE-ENG Success at the Intersection of Formal and Informal Networks for Women of Color (WOC) Engineering Faculty Paper presented at 2018 CoNECD - The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity Conference, Crystal City, Virginia. https://peer.asee.org/29512

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