Internal Evaluators

The internal evaluation is aimed at determining the effectiveness of OREGON STATE ADVANCE to catalyze institutional transformation by examining:

  1. How voluntary and repeated exposure to OREGON STATE ADVANCE activities contributes to institutional members' intrapersonal commitment to institutional transformation that addresses equity, inclusion, and social justice for women in academic STEM.
  2. How implementation of and repeated exposure to OREGON STATE ADVANCE activities contributes to transforming Oregon State University's symbolic and institutional contexts (policies, conditions, and systemic practices) to be equitable, inclusive and socially just for women in STEM.

Learn more about our evaluation framework.


  • Chair, Deborah John, Associate Professor, School of Biological and Population Health Sciences 

External Evaluator 

Dr. Mariko Chang is the external evaluator for OREGON STATE ADVANCE. In this role she incorporates both quantitative and qualitative methods to determine how well we are doing with regard to implementation and progress toward our stated goals. A former Associate Professor of Sociology at Harvard University, Dr. Chang currently works as an independent consultant helping universities diversify their faculty and as an external evaluator specializing in NSF-funded grants, including LSAMP, IGERT, ADVANCE, and Research on Gender in Science and Engineering grants. She has served on numerous NSF review panels and site visits.