Angelica Stacy is a Professor of Chemistry at UC Berkeley where she has been on the faculty since 1983. She was the second woman ever hired in the College of Chemistry, and the first to start as an assistant professor. Since 2001, she has served as Associate Vice Provost for the Faculty, a position that was the first of its kind to be created in the UC system.
Throughout her career, both as a faculty member and an administrator, Angy has been committed to and furthered the importance of equity and inclusion as an essential component of institutional excellence. In many arenas, especially in her teaching and service, she has worked with colleagues to make UC Berkeley a model for other institutions to emulate. She is also a staunch advocate of faculty, student, and retiree equity, success, and career-life satisfaction.
As Associate Vice Provost, Angy has worked with colleagues to improve and promote family responsive policies for faculty, to create a number of faculty welfare initiatives, to gather and use data to inform policy and advocate for campus needs, to usher in a campus cultural shift on issues of gender and diversity, to improve faculty hiring and advancement policies and systems, and to advocate for new faculty positions that expand research endeavors into multidisciplinary areas such as the diversity research initiatives.
Angy has been an important spokesperson in campus, system-wide, national, and international venues, including, among others, serving on a committee examining men and women in the academy for the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), serving on a National Research Council committee to design new K–12 science education standards, and as a founding member for a Berkeley affiliated charter school, Aspire California Preparatory Academy (CalPrep). Numerous awards and honors mark her career at Berkeley, among them the UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award, the first Prytanean Faculty Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Faculty Flexibility Award, and the National Science Foundation Distinguished Teacher Scholar Award.
Angy received her Ph.D. from Cornell University, a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University, and undergraduate degree at LaSalle University. Her research interests lie in the design of materials for energy applications, and in chemistry education. Her innovative and transformative high school chemistry curriculum, Living by Chemistry, is in use in numerous school districts across the country.