GS3 Speakers

Dr Gretalyn (Gretal) Leibnitz


Director, ADVANCE Implementation Mentors (AIM) Network & Assistant Director, ADVANCE at WSU Excellence in Science and Engineering (EXCELinSE) Center, Washington State University, USA.

Dr. Gretal Leibnitz is an Experimental Psychologist.  She established and directs the national ADVANCE Implementation Mentors (AIM) Network, an ADVANCE Program Coordinators/Directors Community of Practice.  She is co-PI, with colleague Dr. Ming Shi Trammel, on the AIM Network Women of Color Allies and Partners Project.   Leibnitz serves as the Assistant Director for ADVANCE at WSU’s Excellence in Science and Engineering (EXCELinSE) Center.  In her current role she is involved in a broad range of Center activities including program development, implementation, and assessment; coordination of Proactive Recruitment and Network Development (PRO-NET) activities; and research.  Much of her ADVANCE research focuses on work-life concerns.  Dr.  Leibnitz has served as invited presenter, workshop facilitator and training coordinator on topics such as workforce inclusivity, barriers to gender equity, work-life integration, unconscious bias in decision making, and organizational best practices and policies.

Dr. Leibnitz shared the results of her dependent care work in a presentation entitled, “Methods of Supporting Career-Life Integration in Higher Education" at at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013 (GS3NA). Her presentation included information on a variety of dependent care topics, including back-up care needs of faculty, elder care impact in higher education, and dependent care policies and practices at ADVANCE institutions.