Director of Research and Constituent Relations, Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN)
Heather Metcalf, PhD, is the Director of Research and Constituent Relations for the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN). She serves as the principal investigator the ADVANCE Resource and Coordination (ARC) Network, an NSF-funded initiative focused on gender equity in academic STEM through an inclusive, intentional, and intersectional lens. Prior to joining WEPAN, Dr. Metcalf did her postdoctoral research at the University of Arizona as part of their Institutional Transformation ADVANCE grant and was Chief Research Officer at the Association for Women in Science (AWIS).
Dr. Metcalf uses her 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. She holds a patent on anti-bias training materials for effective search and hiring processes, has published in a variety of peer reviewed journals, and has been the lead investigator on projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Kapor Center for Social Impact, the Small Business Administration, and more