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.

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.

 

Leadership Contacts

 

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

Andrew B. Bocarsly, Professor of Chemistry
bocarsly@princeton.edu
Frick Laboratory, 388
609-258-3888

Jannette Carey, Associate Professor of Chemistry
jcarey@princeton.edu
Frick Laboratory, 360
Phone: 609-258-1631

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

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

Erik J. Sorensen, Arthur Allan Patchett Professor in Organic Chemistry, Professor of Chemistry
ejs@princeton.edu
Frick Laboratory, 132
609-258-8135

Marissa L. Weichman, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
weichman@princeton.edu
Frick Laboratory, 229
609-258-0926

 

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

Tiffiny Davis, Assistant to the Chair
tndavis@princeton.edu
Frick Laboratory, 121
609-258-3651