Meet the Co-Founders

Combining the knowledge of a social scientist and the experience of an interdisciplinary laboratory scientist provides the unique combined perspective that allows Divergent Science to provide the most effective approach to enabling high-quality team science.  Our exceptional partnership seeks to provide a customized approach to solving a team’s specific challenges.

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Dr. Ellen Fisher

Dr. Hannah Love

Co-founder Dr. Ellen Fisher currently serves at the Vice President for Research (VPR) at the University of New Mexico. Ellen has a Ph.D. in chemistry from University of Utah. She brings hands on and applied perspectives from over three decades of work on interdisciplinary science teams.  Her background as a chemist, materials scientist, higher education administrator, and research integrity officer informs her research and practice with transdisciplinary scientific teams.  Ellen has created numerous cross-disciplinary university programs to support interdisciplinary research, encourage ethical practices, create a culture of inclusion, and support women in science.  She has published over 160 peer-reviewed articles spanning a diverse set of topics from laser spectroscopy to responsible conduct of research; 20 Ph.D. students and 7 masters students have completed their degrees under her guidance.  Ellen was also instrumental in the co-creation of the Catalyst for Innovative Partnerships program, a truly interdisciplinary program designed to enhance and promote a team science culture at Colorado State University.

Co-Founder Dr. Hannah Love has a Ph.D. in sociology from Colorado State University.  She is a trained team scientist with 11-years of facilitation experience.  Her background includes work in higher education administration, student affairs in higher education, water conflict facilitation, and non-profit fundraising.  In addition, she has 6-years of experience creating team science trainings, designing agendas for transdisciplinary team science retreats, and facilitating knowledge integration workshops with basic science, translational science, and clinical teams.  Her primary research interest is investigating the processes teams use to create new knowledge. 

On the Front Porch with Hannah Love Divergent Science LLC. This podcast with KFRM tells the story of Divergent Science LLC


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Philosophical Approach: The 21st century world faces enormous global challenges like climate change, the rampant spread of infectious diseases, species loss, and increasing health crisis.  To address these challenges in meaningful ways, transdisciplinary teams must come together to cohesively innovate and create new knowledge.  Divergent Science helps transdiciplinary teams realize their goals by giving them the tools they need to succeed.

Mission Statement: Empowering teams to create new knowledge and build solutions to solve complex global challenges.

Approach to Team Science: Combining the knowledge of a social scientist and the experience of an interdisciplinary laboratory scientist provides the unique combined perspective that allows Divergent Science to provide the most effective approach to enabling high quality team science.  Our exceptional partnership seeks to provide a customized approach to solve a team’s specific challenges.


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