Diversity & Inclusion: Our Commitment

 

Our Commitment

 

Acknowledging that a broad representation of distinguished scholars provides the best foundation for excellence, the Department of Chemistry affirms its commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment. We support equity of access to opportunity and achievement for all members of our community regardless of race, nationality, religious affiliation, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, and disability status.

While chemistry is a natural science, it is first and foremost a human endeavor. A sense of shared experience and common purpose informs every aspect of our program. Consequently, we bear a collective responsibility for each other’s well-being: we cannot honor our mission without ensuring an atmosphere free from all forms of discrimination. We reinforce the goals toward that end expressed by Princeton University. We accept our role in promoting equity in academia and the broader culture in which our chemists work and live. And we extend to each member of our community the support, respect, and resources they need to realize their highest ambitions.

The individuals below are charged with oversight of this pledge and for ensuring that a strong sense of esprit de corps echoes through our faculty, administrators, staff, and students.

 

Leadership Contacts

 

Primary Contact:
Susan Vanderkam
, Manager Diversity Initiatives and Associate Director, Undergraduate Program
skillian@princeton.edu
Frick Laboratory, 284
609-258-1727

Gregory Scholes, Chair and William S. Tod Professor of Chemistry
gscholes@princeton.edu
Frick Laboratory, 125
609-258-0729

Paul Chirik, Associate Chair and Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry
pchirik@princeton.edu
Frick Laboratory, 292
609-258-4130

Robert Knowles, Director of Graduate Studies and Professor of Chemistry
rknowles@princeton.edu
Frick Laboratory, 188
609-258-7020

Robert L’Esperance, Director of Undergraduate Studies
rpl@princeton.edu
Frick Laboratory, A89
Phone: 609-258-1307

 

Administrative Contacts

 

Primary Contact:
Meredith LaSalle-Tarantin
, Graduate Program Manager
ml28@princeton.edu
Frick Laboratory, A21
609-258-4116

Janet Gruschow, Department Manager
gruschow@princeton.edu
Frick Laboratory, A24
609-258-3969

Kim Dugo, Administrative Services Manager
kdugo@princeton.edu
Frick Laboratory, A54
609-258-7338

Shafon McNeil, Undergraduate Program Administrator
smcneil@princeton.edu
Frick Laboratory, A22
609-258-5015

Maura Matvey, Assistant to the Chair and EFRC Project Coordinator
mmatvey@princeton.edu
Frick Laboratory, 121
609-258-3651

Hannah Mathieson, Graduate Program Events Coordinator/Research Appointments Coordinator
hannahsm@princeton.edu
Frick Laboratory, 226
609-258-8045