Diversity & Inclusion: 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.
In order to strengthen our lines of communication on these important matters, Department Chair Gregory Scholes will hold informal, twice-monthly Coffee with the Chair gatherings at Frick for community members to provide feedback. All members of the department are welcome. Coffee service begins at 9:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month during the academic year. The first two gatherings will take place on September 14 and 28, 2021 on the patio; later meetings will be held in the Atrium or in A81.
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.
Susan Vanderkam, Manager Diversity Initiatives and Associate Director, Undergraduate Program
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Andrew B. Bocarsly, Professor of Chemistry
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Jannette Carey, Associate Professor of Chemistry
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Robert L’Esperance, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Frick Laboratory, A89
Gregory Scholes, Department Chair and William S. Tod Professor of Chemistry
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Erik J. Sorensen, Arthur Allan Patchett Professor in Organic Chemistry, Professor of Chemistry
Frick Laboratory, 132
Marissa L. Weichman, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
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Meredith LaSalle-Tarantin, Graduate Program Manager
Frick Laboratory, A21
Tamara Thatcher, Department Manager
Frick Laboratory, A24
Kim Dugo, Administrative Services Manager
Frick Laboratory, A54
Shafon McNeil, Undergraduate Program Administrator
Frick Laboratory, A22
Tiffiny Davis, Assistant to the Chair
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