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Our Committees

Our Committees

ADVANCE Steering Committee

The ADVANCE Steering Committee is charged with providing overall direction, priority setting, and guidance for development of new initiatives, research, and programming. The current members include:

  • Sara Blair (Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs)
  • Anne Curzan (Dean of Literature, Science, and the Arts)
  • Alec Gallimore (Dean of Engineering)
  • Jennifer Linderman (ADVANCE Director, Chemical Engineering)
  • Noel Perkins (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Lori Pierce (Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs)
  • Isis Settles (ADVANCE Associate Director, Psychology)
  • Michael Solomon (Dean of Rackham)
ADVANCE Advisory Board

The ADVANCE Advisory Board consists of faculty members who have served on the STRIDE Committee. The central purpose of the ADVANCE Advisory Board is to provide advice and guidance to the UM ADVANCE Director on emerging programmatic initiatives. The current members include:

  • Edwin (Ted) Bergin (Astronomy)
  • Charles Brown (Economics)
  • Melvin Hochster (Mathematics)
  • Gary Huffnagle (Internal Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology)
  • Tim McKay (Physics)
  • Beth Moore (Internal Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology)
  • Noel Perkins (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Kenneth Powell (Aerospace Engineering)
  • Denise Sekaquaptewa (Psychology)
  • Steve Skerlos (Mechanical Engineering & Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • Katherine Spindler (Microbiology and Immunology)
  • Gretchen Spreitzer (Business)
  • John Vandermeer (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
College of Engineering Advisory Board

The ADVANCE Program’s College of Engineering (CoE) Advisory Board aims to: identify the highest priority issues influencing diversity within the CoE; represent ADVANCE to the College; and provide advice on particular programs that should be developed for the specific CoE context.

  • Krzysztof Fidkowski (Aerospace Engineering)
  • John Kieffer (Materials Science and Engineering)
  • Mariel Lavieri (Industrial and Operations Engineering)
  • Susan Lepri (Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering)
  • Jennifer Linderman (Chemical Engineering)
  • Allen Liu (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Kathleen Klinich (Transportation Research Institute)
  • Kevin Maki (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering)
  • Annalisa Manera (Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences)
  • Emily Mower Provost (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science – CSE)
  • Ariella Shikanov (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Fred Terry (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science – ECE)
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Advisory Board

The ADVANCE Program’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) Advisory Board aims to: identify the highest priority issues influencing diversity within each of the three disciplinary divisions (Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences) and LSA overall; represent ADVANCE to the three LSA divisions; and provide advice on particular programs that should be developed for the specific LSA context.

Chair:

  • Isis Settles (ADVANCE Associate Director, Psychology)

Humanities:

  • Benedicte Boisseron (Afroamerican and African Studies)
  • Ellen Muehlberger (MES and History)

Natural Sciences:

  • Christine Aidala (Physics)
  • Ben Hansen (Statistics)
  • Keren Sharon (Astronomy)
  • Vanessa Sih (Physics)

Social Sciences:

  • Omolade Adunbi (DAAS)
  • Kristen Harrison (Communication Studies)
  • Linda Tesar (Economics)
  • L. Monique Ward (Psychology)
Research and Evaluation Advisory Board

The evaluation advisory committee consults on major research initiatives undertaken by the ADVANCE Program and is available to consult about evaluation and data analysis strategies. The current members include:

  • William Axinn (Sociology, Institute for Social Research)
  • Lilia Cortina (ADVANCE Associate Director, Psychology)
  • Ben Hansen (Statistics)
  • Janet Malley (ADVANCE)
  • Denise Sekaquaptewa (Psychology)
  • Gretchen Spreitzer (Business)
  • Abigail Stewart (Psychology, Women’s and Gender Studies)
Medical School Advisory Committee

The Advisory Board for ADVANCE in the Medical School aims to: identify the highest priority issues affecting women and other groups within the Medical School; represent ADVANCE to the Medical School; and provide advice on particular programs that should be developed for the specific Medical School context.

  • David Brown (Associate Vice President and Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusion)
  • John Del Valle (Internal Medicine)
  • Dee Fenner (Obstetrics & Gynecology, Urology)
  • Sonya Jacobs (Faculty Affairs)
  • Reshma Jagsi (Radiation Oncology)
  • Ella Kazerooni (Radiology)
  • Eve Kerr (Internal Medicine)
  • Jennifer Linderman (ADVANCE Director, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering)
  • Beth Moore (Internal Medicine, Microbiology & Immuology)
  • Erika Newman (Surgery)
  • Lori Pierce (Radiation Oncology, Provost’s Office)
  • Lisa Prosser (Pediatrics)
  • Elisabeth Quint (Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dean’s Office)
  • Caroline Richardson (Family Medicine)
  • Richard Simon (Internal Medicine)
  • Durga Singer (Pediatrics)
  • Janet Smith (Biological Chemistry)
  • Brian Zink (Emergency Medicine, Dean’s Office)
Respect in Striving for Excellence (RISE) Committee

The RISE Committee is a small group of PhD-level faculty and staff who read and brainstorm about ways to enhance the workplace climate at the University of Michigan.

  • Sara Armstrong (Director, CRLT Theatre Program)
  • Eric Bell (Astronomy)
  • Tom Braun (Biostatistics)
  • Lilia Cortina (Psychology, Women’s and Gender Studies)
  • Cynthia Hudgins (ADVANCE Associate Director of Administration)
  • Jennifer Linderman (ADVANCE Director, Chemical Engineering)
  • Isis Settles (ADVANCE Associate Director, Psychology, Afroamerican and African Studies)
  • Gretchen Spreitzer (Management and Organizations, Business Administration)
  • Ruby Tapia (English, Women’s and Gender Studies)
  • Robin Queen (Linguistics, English Language and Literatures, Germanic Languages and Literatures)
  • Todd Austin – Former Member (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence (STRIDE) Committee

The STRIDE Committee provides information and advice about practices that will maximize the likelihood that diverse, well-qualified candidates for faculty positions will be identified, and, if selected for offers, recruited, retained, and promoted at the University of Michigan.

  • Bart Bartlett (Chemistry)
  • Sarah Burgard (Sociology, Epidemiology and Public Health)
  • Lilia Cortina (ADVANCE Associate Director, Psychology)
  • Mike Liemohn (Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering)
  • Jennifer Linderman (ADVANCE Director, Chemical Engineering)
  • Marc Peters-Golden (Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care)
  • Sara Pozzi (Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences)
  • Deborah Rivas-Drake (Psychology, Education)
  • Laura Ruetsche (Philosophy)
  • Pat Schloss (Microbiology & Immunology)
  • Isis Settles (Psychology, Afroamerican and African Studies)
  • Kristen Verhey (Cell and Developmental Biology)
  • Divakar Viswanath (Mathematics)