Featured Session Speakers
Amanda Adolph Fore
CASE's senior communications advisor to the president
Carlotta M. Arthur, Ph.D, directs the Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program at the Henry Luce Foundation. Since its inception in 1989, CBL has been one of the most significant sources of private support for women in science, mathematics and engineering in higher education in the U.S. Prior to joining Luce in 2012, Carlotta directed the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship and Diversity Initiatives Programs at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The first African American woman to earn a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Purdue University, she later completed a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Psychophysiology) at SUNY Stony Brook. Carlotta was a member of the inaugural cohort of W.K. Kellogg Scholars in Health Disparities at the Harvard School of Public Health; an Assistant Professor at Meharry Medical College, an HBCU in Nashville, TN; and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine. Dr. Arthur is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Research Advisory Committee and sits on the American Psychological Association Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology Advisory Committee.
Jill Bond serves as the associate vice president of foundation relations at the Rutgers University Foundation. In her role with the Foundation, she is responsible for Rutgers-wide engagement with private foundations. Jill and her team focus on identifying funding to support Rutgers faculty engaged in innovative and novel approaches to addressing societal needs. Before joining Rutgers in August 2017, Jill served as the Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to moving to Austin, Texas, Jill lived in Washington, DC where she served in similar positions at both George Washington University and George Mason University. From 2015-2017, Jill served on the national board of the Network of Academic Corporate Relations Officers. Previous to her career in university fundraising, Jill spent nearly two-decade working in Washington, DC on Capitol Hill, in non-profit advocacy and public affairs consulting. She hold a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Colby College in Waterville, Maine.
Within the Undergraduate and Graduate programs of HHMI’s Science Education department, Sarah's portfolio encompasses several initiatives including the HHMI Professors program. Sarah joined HHMI in 2014 and prior to that held the position of Assistant Dean for Honors, Research and International Study in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin where she administered multiple college initiatives, including honors programs, international science initiatives, and undergraduate research. Additionally, she was Director and PI of the HHMI- and NSF-funded Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) - a unique, large-scale program that engages undergraduates in research at The University of Texas at Austin.
Joan Wennstrom Bennett
Dr. Joan Wennstrom Bennett, Distinguished Professor of Plant Biology, Rutgers University, and Chair, Committee of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine for the National Academies Dr. Bennett is a past president of the American Society for Microbiology and has done work in fungal genetics as well as in women’s studies. She taught a popular course Biology of Women beginning in 1976 while she was at Tulane University (1971-2006). Dr. Bennett was Associate Vice President for the Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics ("SciWomen") at Rutgers from 2006-2014 and continues to serve as Senior Faculty Advisor to the group. She is a past Editor-in-Chief of Mycologia; a past Vice President of the British Mycological Society and the International Union of Microbiological Societies; as well as past President of the American Society for Microbiology and the Society for Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2005. She is currently a leader of her institution’s NSF ADVANCE project on women faculty. Dr. Bennett earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and history from Upsala College, and a master’s and doctorate degree in botany from the University of Chicago. She is a member of the NAS.
Tarsha Whitaker Calloway
Ms. Calloway is currently leading the Ofc of Corporate Engagement for Emory University where she is responsible for developing strategy and providing direction for multi-dimensional executive and corporate engagement platform. Tarsha is a columnist in NonProfit PRO magazine and writes a monthly column, Fundraising Connections, where she shares her insights and expertise on nonprofit fundraising; corporate engagement and philanthropy; diversity and philanthropy; and foundation funding strategies. She holds an MBA in International Business from Mercer University Stetson School of Business and a BA in Journalism from Texas Southern University. She sits on the Advisory Board of Nonprofit PRO Magazine, a former Board Member of NACRO, Board for the HBCU Hall of Fame, the Women’s Solidarity Society for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, a 2015 graduate of GA Center for Non-Profit CEO Peerspective Leadership cohort, a 2018 graduate and Board member for Leadership DeKalb and named the 2018 Nonprofit Professional of the Year.