Dr. Erin Lynch, CRA is the Associate Provost of Scholarship, Research, and Innovation at Winston-Salem State University. Dr. Lynch’s research area is strategic planning and program development. Her work is in educational assessment, program evaluation, and campus climate research. Her educational background includes a BA in English/Secondary Education from James Madison University; a MaED in Special Education from Vanderbilt University; an Ed.D in Curriculum & Instruction from Tennessee State University, and graduates with a Ph.D in Industrial Organizational Psychology in 2022 from Northcentral University. She has been an invited presenter and trainer in the area of program development for retention of underrepresented minority faculty in the academic setting, as well as trainer for strategic planning application in the non-profit setting. As a researcher she has been funded in intervention development for target populations specifically underrepresented minority groups and adult learners, and her research in campus climate and URM retention has resulted in the development of a standardized advising manual and online resource guide for advising low-income, adult-learners. She has produced over $500 million in proposals, and is published in the topics of leadership, innovation management, and instructional design. Her current research seeks to develop a national database for STEM faculty to use to locate Broadening Participation research interventions to support broadening participation efforts in STEM.