Longitudinal Study of Future STEM Scholars

Advisory Board to the Longitudinal Study of STEM Scholars

Chris Golde is associate vice provost for graduate education at Stanford University. From 2001-2006, Golde was a senior scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, serving as research director for the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate.

Karen Klomparens is professor of plant biology and senior advisor to the provost at Michigan State University. Dr. Klomparens' passions as a Graduate Dean focus on completion issues for doctoral students, responsible conduct of research and scholarship, interdisciplinary graduate education, and career and professional development opportunities for graduate students.

Sandra Laursen is co-director of Ethnography & Evaluation Research at the University of Colorado Boulder. In this role, she leads research and evaluation studies focusing on education and career paths in science, engineering, mathematics and technology. Particular research interests include the underrepresentation of women and people of color in the sciences, professional socialization and career development of scientists, and teacher professional development.

Robert Mathieu is Vilas Distinguished Professor of Astronomy and the director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the past ten years, he has directed the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), a National Science Foundation Center for Learning and Teaching focused on the preparation of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) graduate students for future roles as both forefront researchers and excellent teachers.

Maresi Nerad is the founding director of the national Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education (CIRGE) and associate professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle. For five years she served as associate dean of the graduate school at UW.

Diane O’Dowd is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, Chair and Professor of Developmental Cell Biology, and a Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, all at the University of California, Irvine. In addition to her neuroscience research focused on fruit flies, O’Dowd has developed a program that aims to bridge the gap between research and teaching in the biomedical sciences at research universities.

Mary Deane Sorcinelli is Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Mount Holyoke College and a senior scholar with the Bay View Alliance for Reform of STEM Undergraduate Education. Her research interests include academic careers and faculty development, mentoring, teaching improvement and evaluation, and faculty roles and rewards.

Andrew Webber is the vice provost for graduate student programs in the Graduate College and professor of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University.  As vice provost for graduate education, Webber is responsible for making recommendations on new curricular programs and assists the deans and the provost in all issues connected to graduate students from admissions through graduation.

Linda von Hoene is the director of the Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Teaching and Resource Center at the University of California, Berkeley, and co-director of Berkeley’s Summer Institute for Preparing Future Faculty. At Berkeley she teaches courses for graduate students on teaching and learning in higher education, designing courses to enhance student motivation, and mentoring in higher education.

Catherine M. Millett is a senior research scientist in the Policy Evaluation and Research Center at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J. Her research focuses on educational access, student performance and achievement, educational equity and student financing for various population groups in the United States at the postsecondary educational level. She is co-author of the book Three Magic Letters: Getting to Ph.D., which is based on a research study of more than 9,000 doctoral students at 21 universities.

Mobilizing STEM Education for a Sustainable Future