Collaboration Council

The Collaboration Council (CoCo) is made up of one Local Principal Investigator (PI) from each SEISMIC institution. This Council guides the activities of the collaboration. In this way, each institution has an equal voice in how the project should move forward and where it should focus its attention.


Linda Adler-Kassner

University of California Santa Barbara



Sara Brownell

Arizona State University



Abdi Warfa

University of Minnesota



Martha Oakley

Indiana University



Chantal Levesque-Bristol

Purdue University



Ryan Sweeder

Michigan State University



Tim McKay

University of Michigan



Marco Molinaro

University of California Davis



Brian Sato

University of California Irvine



Chandralekha Singh

University of Pittsburgh


Working Group Co-Chairs

The Working Group Co-Chairs are responsible for coordinating the efforts and projects of their respective Working Groups (WGs). This involves leading WG meetings, identifying grant opportunities, updating the collaboration on the WG’s activities, and supporting SEISMIC participants in engaging with the WGs.


Stefano Fiorini

Measurement Working Group



Becky Matz

Measurement Working Group



Mike Wilton

Experiments Working Group



Vanessa Woods

Experiments Working Group



Martha Oakley

Implementing Change Working Group



Marco Molinaro

Implementing Change Working Group



Sara Brownell

Constructs Working Group



W. Carson Byrd

Constructs Working Group



Susan J. Cheng

Constructs Working Group



J. W. Hammond

Constructs Working Group



Nita Tarchinski

Constructs Working Group


Theme Leaders

The Theme Leaders are responsible for delivering the appropriate deliverables for each Theme, which are based on the core questions for each Theme.  This could involve developing a set of recommendations, running workshops for the collaboration, publishing papers on their findings, or other activities. 




Sabrina Solanki

Theme Director



Anna James

Theme Fellow


Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is a group of eight nationally recognized experts in equity and inclusion in STEM who are not already involved in SEISMIC. This group of experts provides project leadership with important feedback as details of equity measures and plans for coordinated experiments emerge. The Advisory Council also helps to represent SEISMIC to the larger higher education community.


Ramón Barthelemy

University of Utah


Nancy Boyer



Tabbye Chavous

National Center for Institutional Diversity


Noah Finkelstein

University of Colorado Boulder


Emily R. Miller

Association of American Universities (AAU)


Valerie Otero

University of Colorado Boulder