Dr. Erin Lynch, CRA is the President of Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network. Dr. Lynch’s research area is strategic planning and program development. Her work is in educational assessment and evaluation, and systems change in equity centeredness. Educated at James Madison University (BA), Vanderbilt University (MaEd), Tennessee State University (EdD), and Northcentral University (PhD, IO Psych ~2023), Dr. Lynch has applied her training in her roles as President of Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network, as Associate Provost of Scholarship, Research, and Innovation and Dean of Graduate School at Winston-Salem State University, a North Carolina HBCU; Research Director of the Center of Excellence of Learning Sciences (COELS) at Tennessee State University, and a faculty member in the College of Education at Austin Peay State University. As a researcher she has been funded in intervention development for historically marginalized minority groups and adult learners. Her research in funding equity and R&D productivity seeks to support minority serving institutions. She has produced over $600 million in proposals, and is published in the topics of leadership, HBCUs, innovation management, and instructional design.