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 has been facilitating since 2010 in various areas including: higher education, water conflict, and science facilitation. Her background includes work in higher education administration, student affairs in higher education, and non-profit fundraising. Since 2015 she has been using her skills in higher education to design team science trainings, agendas and facilitations based on SciTS literature. As a scholar, she publishes SciTS studies using social network analysis of teams to understand the processes teams use to create new knowledge.
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.