Team science is fundamentally interdisciplinary. To conduct research on the Science of Team Science (SciTS) and put that research into practice (team science) you need a diverse team.
We work with a team of consultants, facilitators, statisticians, and scientists, to ensure we can meet all your SciTS and team science needs:
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.
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 the 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; 22 Ph.D. students and 8 masters students have completed their degrees under her guidance. Ellen has co-created interdisciplinary programs designed to enhance and promote team science culture at two R1 universities.
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.
Get to know us
Divergent Science is a proud member of the Facilitation Guild. We do work with a team of facilitators that are diverse in discipline and experience. Please feel free to contact our professional facilitators as a group or individually.
- What is facilitation? Facilitation is a process where a person trained in facilitation guides a group by asking questions, developing processes, and engaging the group/team to create, discover, and reveal new knowledge. The goal of facilitation is to help a group/team solve a problem
- Should I hire a facilitator or do it myself? Hiring a facilitator allows you to engage in the creative process. If you are leading/facilitating it’s hard to think creatively AND be a neutral guide for the conversation.
- Visit www.facilitationguild.com to learn more!
Facilitation Team Member Bios Coming Soon!
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.