Susan Staffin Metz, Principal Investigator, Stevens Institute of Technology
Susan Staffin Metz is Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Stevens Institute of Technology. As a founder and Past President of WEPAN, Women in Engineering Proactive Network, she has worked with over 200 colleges and universities to increase access, retention and advancement of women in engineering and science through research, policy and program development.
Metz has secured over $9 million in government, corporate and foundation grants in support of more than 30 collaborative and individual research and implementation projects. In addition to serving as the principal investigator for ENGAGE, Susan is the co- principal investigator of two other National Science Foundation grants: WEPAN Faculty Professional Development Initiative designed to increase knowledge and awareness of issues impacting women’s participation in STEM and actions to address the barriers; and a joint collaboration between ENGAGE and NCWIT, National Center for Women and Information Technology, to increase recruitment and retention of women in mechanical, electrical and computer engineering and computer science.
Susan has participated on advisory boards for organizations including: National Science Foundation Engineering Directorate, National Academy of Engineering, AAAS’ Center for Advancing Engineering and Science Capacity, Boston Museum of Science’s National Center for Technological Literacy, MentorNet, American Association of Engineering Societies, National Engineers Week, Goodman Research Group (Women's Experiences in College Engineering Project), and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers National Youth Council.
Susan’s work at Stevens was recognized by the White House as a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) and she represented WEPAN, a PAESMEM award recipient in 2002. Metz was honored by the Maria Mitchell Association with the Women in Science Award and is a Fellow of the Association for Women in Science.
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C. Diane Matt, Co-Principal Investigator, WEPAN
Diane Matt is Executive Director of Women in Engineering Proactive Network (WEPAN, Inc.) She is a Certified Association Executive with 20-plus years of experience in leading not-for-profit organizations. Diane currently chairs the Program Committee for the ASEE Corporate Member Council, serves on the Advisory Board for the STEM Equity Pipeline project and is the principal investigator for the WEPAN Knowledge Center project funded by NSF. Diane was formerly the Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Geological Society of America, a non-profit organization of 17,000 members dedicated to the advancement of the geosciences, and also served as Executive Director of the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado.
Diane has received numerous awards, including the Colorado Society of Association Executives Annual Association Executive Award of Excellence and the Green Industry Person of the Year award. She is a geoscientist with B.A. and M.S. degrees from Indiana University and The University of Calgary, respectively.
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Patricia Campbell, Co-Principal Investigator, Campbell-Kibler Associates
Patricia B. Campbell, PhD, President of Campbell-Kibler Associates, Inc, has been involved in educational research and evaluation with a focus on science and mathematics education and issues of race/ethnicity, gender and disability since the mid 1970's. Her BS, from LeMoyne College is in Mathematics, her MS, from Syracuse University, is in Instructional Technology and her PhD, also from Syracuse University, is in Teacher Education. Dr. Campbell, formerly a professor of research, measurement and statistics at Georgia State University, has authored more than 90 publications. She was one of the co-authors of the AAUW Report: How Schools Shortchange Girls. Dr. Campbell was a member of the US Department of Education’s Impact Review Panel and was part of the team involved in the development of the National Science Foundation publications A Framework for Evaluating Impacts of Informal Science Education Projects and Infusing Equity in Systemic Reform: An Implementation Scheme.
In 2008, Dr. Campbell was named a Fellow of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). She received the American Educational Research Association’s Willystine Goodsell Award, the Women in Engineering Program Advocates Network (WEPAN) Betty Vetter Research Award
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Alison Dana, Project Coordinator, Stevens Institute of Technology
Alison Dana comes to ENGAGE from the field of public health, where her efforts focused on public policy development and advocacy, training for faculty in academic and continuing education settings, technical assistance, grant writing and curriculum development. Her work has been in conjunction with federal, state and regional agencies, national associations, foundations and academic institutions. She has a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a master’s in public health from the University of Michigan.
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Suzanne Brainard, Executive Director, The Center for Workforce Development, University of Washington
Suzanne G. Brainard, PhD is the Executive Director of the Center for Workforce Development (CWD) at the University of Washington and Affiliate Professor in Human-Centered Design & Engineering in the College of Engineering and Affiliate Professor in Women Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington. Suzanne’s research has focused on issues of recruitment, retention and advancement of women of all ethnicities in engineering, science and the workforce, using such methods as longitudinal tracking and national institutional climate studies. She also has numerous evaluation grants of programs focused on broadening participation, such as NSF-funded ADVANCE, National Center for Women in IT (NCWIT) and Northwest Engineering Talent Expansion Partnership (NW ETEP).
Priti Mody-Pan, Deputy Director and Director of Evaluation, The Center for Workforce Development, University of Washington
Priti N. Mody-Pan is the Deputy Director and the Director of Evaluation at the Center for Workforce Development. Her responsibilities include overseeing funded projects related to the Global Alliance, writing and editing proposals, fundraising, conducting research projects on institutional best practices in diversity, writing reports, managing an international exchange program (GE3), conducting program evaluations, marketing, and working with international and national organizations.
Susan Staffin Metz
C. Diane Matt