Friday, October 13, 2023

Garth A. Fowler, PhD

Associate Director, Office of Human Resources, Northwestern University

An increasing number of institutions have made a commitment to hiring and retaining a diverse and inclusive staff. As part of that approach, many faculty job applications ask that you include a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement in your application materials. But what exactly is a DEI statement, and what goes in it?

Join this session to learn how to craft your DEI statement for your application package. 

About the Speaker

Garth A. Fowler, PhD, is a recognized leader in professional training for early career researchers and scientists. As the former program manager for Science magazine’s Science Careers, a faculty member and graduate program director at both Northwestern University and Rush University Medical Center, and associate executive director for the American Psychological Association, he has delivered well over 200 workshops, seminars, and presentations on career and professional development. He has authored peer-reviewed manuscripts, articles, and whitepapers on preparing the next generation of STEM workers and give expert testimony and served on committees, panels, boards, and task forces for agencies like the International Brain Bee (IBB), the National Academy of Sciences, The Council of Graduate Schools, The National Science Foundation, The Burroughs Wellcome Fund, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He currently serves as the associate director of systems, processes, and analytics in human resources at Northwestern University. Garth attended The College of Wooster where he was a psychology major. He received his PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Washington and completed his postdoctoral studies at The Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA. Garth enjoys running, cycling, and traveling to see symphonies.


October 13, 2023
10:00-11:00am PDT

The Trainee-to-Tenure Track program aims to help early-career scientists in their path toward academic independence. From preparing your application package to negotiating your faculty position package, gain the tools you need to start your job hunt in academia. You’ll get the most benefit from this series when you attend about a year before you start your job search.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.