Heather Metcalf, PhD

Women in Engineering Pro-Active Network

Heather Metcalf, PhD, is the Director of Research for the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN). Dr. Metcalf has an academic background in applied mathematics, computer science, gender studies, higher education, and science and technology policy studies. As an intersectional feminist, mixed-methodologist, and applied researcher, Dr. Metcalf uses her interdisciplinary background to engage in research, policy, and programmatic efforts related to social justice in STEM. Dr. Metcalf is principal investigator for a variety of projects focused on intersectional gender equity in STEM including the ARC Network, the Commemorating 20 Years of ADVANCE project, and the WEPAN Accelerator. She is also an investigator for ACCESS+, the New Jersey Equity in Commercialization Collective, the AAC&U Converge Program, and the Women of Color in Engineering Collaborative. Her work has been featured in the media, including Public Radio International, The Atlantic, The Guardian, National Public Radio, Inside Higher Ed, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Scientific American, Nature, and Forbes, among others.