VSS Diversity and Inclusion Committee

In January 2020, the Vision Sciences Society created a new committee committed to fostering Diversity and Inclusion at VSS and in vision science. At the 2020 V-VSS meeting, the Committee co-organized a Town Hall to listen to the experiences of our community. The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is currently exploring a number of initiatives, including:

  • Collection of demographic information to track progress in improving the diversity and inclusiveness of our society
  • Bringing more undergraduates from underrepresented groups to the VSS annual meeting and providing them with mentoring
  • Improving networking opportunities at VSS
  • Funding to support future society initiatives
  • Formalizing processes for reporting any issues that might occur at the meeting, and making transparent existing VSS processes

Committee Members:

Ruth Rosenholtz (chair)
Anya Hurlbert
Eileen Kowler
Rowan Candy

Advisory Board:

Michael Grubb (Visibility rep)
Amy Lindsey
Alejandro Lleras (SPARK rep)
Hongjing Lu
Liuba Papeo
Karen Schloss (FoVea rep)

Community Engagement Liaison:¬†¬†Prof. Jennifer O’Brien, University of South Florida-St. Petersburg.