Advisory Board

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Elizabeth G. Litzler, PhD, Chair

Director, Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity Affiliate Assistant Professor, UW Sociology, University of Washington

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Liz Litzler, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity (CERSE) at the University of Washington (UW) and an Affiliate Assistant Professor in UW Sociology.  She is the 2020-2021 Chair of the ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI). She is a former Board Member of Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) and the recipient of the 2020 WEPAN Founders Award. She has led social science research projects such as the UW portion of NSF funded Revolutionizing Engineering Departments Participatory Action Research (REDPAR) and the Sloan funded Project to Assess Climate in Engineering (PACE). She also manages program evaluations that provide actionable strategies to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM fields. This includes evaluation of NSF ADVANCE, S-STEM, INCLUDES, and IUSE projects, and climate studies of students, faculty, and staff. Her social science research covers many topics and has used critical race theories such as Community Cultural Wealth to describe the experiences of systemically marginalized students in engineering.

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Stephanie G. Adams, PhD F.ASEE

Dean and Lars Magnus Ericsson Chair University of Texas, Dallas; Past President, American Society for Engineering Education

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Dr. Stephanie G. Adams is the 5th Dean of the Eric Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas, Dallas and Past President of the American Society of Engineering Education. Previously Dr. Adams served as the Dean of the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University (2016–2019), Department Head and Professor of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech (2011–2016) and held faculty and administrative positions at Virginia Commonwealth University (2008– 2011) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1998–2008). Her research interests include: Broadening Participation, Faculty and Graduate Student Development, International/Global Education, Teamwork and Team Effectiveness, and Quality Control and Management. In 2003, she received the CAREER award from the Engineering Education and Centers Division of the National Science Foundation. Dr. Adams is a leader in the advancement and inclusion of all in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. She has worked with a number of colleges and universities, government agencies and non-profit organizations on topics related to graduate education, mentoring, faculty development and diversifying STEM. Dr. Adams is an honor graduate of North Carolina A&T State University

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Rocío Chavela, PhD

Director, Education and Career Development Headquarters Liaison, Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, American Society for Engineering Education

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Dr. Rocío C. Chavela Guerra is Director of Education and Career Development at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and she serves as headquarters liaison to ASEE’s Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Rocío is passionate about bringing together professional communities and promoting student and faculty development. She has co-designed and co-facilitated local, national, and international faculty development workshops in areas such as entrepreneurship, course design, and inclusive learning environments. With over ten years of experience in educational programming, communities of practice and stakeholder convenings, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, Rocío has served as principal investigator or co-investigator in numerous federally funded projects, totaling over $20M. Her executive approach focuses on maximizing project impact by generating buy-in, building relationships, and creating synergistic partnerships. Rocío holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Purdue University, and B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Universidad de las Americas, Puebla (UDLAP) in Mexico. Prior to joining ASEE, Rocío served as faculty member at UDLAP’s department of chemical and food engineering, and as graduate fellow at the National Academy of Engineering’s Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education.

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Kathryn Holland, PhD

Assistant Professor Department of Psychology Women’s and Gender Studies Program University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Dr. Kathryn Holland (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she investigates how people’s health and wellbeing are influenced by their social environments, with a focus on formal support systems, social norms, and interpersonal processes. Dr. Holland is primarily interested in wellbeing around issues of sexual violence and sexual health, including: the implementation, use, and effectiveness of formal support systems for sexual harassment and assault in higher education; the causes and consequences of both negative and positive interpersonal processes, such as gendered sexual harassment and bystander intervention; and how social norms around gender and sexuality affect women’s sexual health. As an interdisciplinary scholar, Dr. Holland’s work is guided by the fields of psychology (social, law, community) and women’s & gender studies and utilizes multiple research methods (quantitative, qualitative, mixed method). She is interested in using research to promote social justice and change. Holland received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Psychology and Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan, and her B.A. in Applied Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Jerome Lavelle, PhD F.ASEE F.IISE

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs College of Engineering North Carolina State University

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Dr. Jerome P. Lavelle is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering at NC State University. He has BS, MS and PhD degrees in industrial engineering, and worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories prior to his career in academia.  Dr. Lavelle is a Fellow of both the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering and American Society of Engineering Education, and currently serves IISE as Director of Accreditation Affairs and society liaison to ABET. He is recipient of the IISE Engineering Economy Division Wellington Award for lifetime contributions in the field of engineering economics, and the ASEE Engineering Management Division Bernard R. Sarchet Award for contributions in engineering management. Dr. Lavelle is co-past chair of the Undergraduate Experience Committee (UEC) with ASEE, and serves on the Editorial Board of the IISE/ASEE publication The Engineering Economist. Dr. Lavelle is co-author of Engineering Economic Analysis, Oxford University Press, the market-leading textbook in engineering economics.

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Julie P. Martin, PhD F.ASEE

Associate Professor, Associate Department Chair for Graduate Studies and Research Infrastructure The Ohio State University, Department of Engineering Education

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Julie P. Martin, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and the Associate Department Chair for Graduate Studies and Research Infrastructure in the Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University. She is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering.  Dr. Martin’s research focus is on methodological activism, the use of research methods to advocate for social change. She served as the Program Director for Engineering Education in the Directorate for Engineering, at the National Science Foundation (NSF) from 2017-2019. Since 2004, Dr. Martin has held a number of national leadership positions in the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN), having served in the latter organization as national president (2009-2010).  She was inducted as a Fellow of ASEE in 2019.