Heather Metcalf, PhD, is Chief Research Officer for AWIS
she is project lead for their STEM to Market
ADVANCE Resource and Coordination (ARC) Network
initiatives. She has undergraduate degrees
in applied mathematics and computer science (Clarion University of Pennsylvania), master’s degrees in computer science (University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign) and gender studies (University of Arizona), and a doctorate in higher education, science and technology policy (University of Arizona).
She utilizes her unique interdisciplinary background to engage in research, policy, and programmatic efforts related to inclusive organizational cultures; individual
and organizational change; and career pathways and experiences in STEM fields across all sectors, including entrepreneurship. Dr. Metcalf holds a patent on training materials
for effective search and hiring processes and is the lead investigator on projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Kapor Center,
and the University of Illinois. She has appeared on a variety of media channels, including: Public Radio International, The Atlantic,
The Guardian, National Public Radio, Inside Higher Ed, The
Chronicle of Higher Education, Scientific American, Nature, Forbes, and more to share her expertise.