Prof. Nancy Goroff (Chair of Chemistry, Stony Brook University) Stony Brook University has one of the best records in the country for improving social mobility for undergraduate students. Recent accomplishments in diversity and equity for undergraduate education in the Chemistry Department under Prof. Goroff's leadership include:
- Improved protocols for General Chemistry course placement for students in the EOP/AIM summer chemistry boot camp, which is taught by Prof. Roy Lacey
- Research by Prof. Greg Rushton examining success of URM and majority students in Gen Chem courses
- Continued expansion of undergraduate TA opportunities, providing a community of scholars for undergraduates interested in chemistry
- Mentoring of first-generation college students in the Stony Brook Strong program
- Increased support for students applying to NSF and other fellowship programs
In graduate education, Prof. Goroff serves as Chair of the ACS Graduate Education Advisory Board and as Co-Chair of Stony Brook's Diversity Plan Implementation Working Group on Graduate and Professional Students and Postdocs. Prof. Goroff and her colleagues work closely with Stony Brook's Center for Inclusive Education. Recent accomplishments for her and her coworkers include:
- Development of full implementation plan in graduate and postdoctoral education for the Stony Brook Campus Diversity Plan, with special attention to student views and input from experts on what makes a difference.
- Mentoring of URM students and postdocs through the IRACDA, AGEP, and IMSD-MERGE programs
- Planned participation of SBU as a Partner Institution for the ACS Bridge Project
- Involvement of graduate students in department governance by inclusion on several departmental committees.
Prof. Goroff has also worked with colleagues at Stony Brook on issues of faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially through the COACHE Steering Committee and Working Group on Senior Promotion. Recent accomplishments include:
- Recommendations to Stony Brook's senior administration on how to improve the process for mentoring of tenured faculty
- Mentoring committees for faculty extended beyond tenure
- Established annual goal-setting meetings for all faculty, including requests for award nomination recommendations.