Steve Lee, PhD (Stanford University)
Steve Lee is the Assistant Dean of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in the School of Humanities and Sciences. In this role, he leads efforts in the area of student inclusion, diversity, and equity through recruiting, retaining, and supporting a diverse student body, particularly at the graduate student level.
He also serves with NRMN (National Research Mentoring Network) and CIMER (Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research) as a Principal Facilitator to provide trainings for mentors and mentees, and served in an NIH review committee for TWD (Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity) programs for four years.
Previously, Steve was the Graduate Diversity Officer for the STEM Disciplines at UC Davis, the assistant director for a graduate diversity program at Northwestern University, and on the faculty at Roosevelt University and Wheaton College. He earned a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and BS in chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University.
The Center for the Improvement of Mentored Research Experiences (CIMER) provides resources for organizations and institutions to improve research mentoring relationships. CIMER faculty and staff investigate approaches for improving research mentoring relationships for organizations and institutions. We develop, implement and evaluate mentor and mentee training using theoretically-grounded, evidence-based, and culturally-responsive training interventions and investigations.
To improve the research mentoring relationships for mentees and mentors at all career stages through the development, implementation and study of evidence-based and culturally responsive interventions.
The Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) will:
- Facilitate research mentor and mentee training for mentees and mentors at all career stages
- Develop and study new approaches and resources for advancing mentoring relationships
- Promote cultural change that values excellence in research mentoring
- Build a network of mentors, mentees, and those engaged in enhancing and studying research mentoring relationships
- Advance diversity in the research enterprise