Friday, September 4, 2020

Eight SBS faculty have been named 2020-2021 ADVANCE Faculty Fellows by UMass ADVANCE. They are part of the cohort of 39 selected faculty, each representing different departments; the faculty members will be partnering with the UMass ADVANCE leadership team to promote gender equity for faculty at UMass. Through a combination of research, programming, and interventions UMass ADVANCE seeks to understand and address systemic and intersectional inequalities to lay the groundwork for a fairer, more equitable, diverse, and inclusive campus. The SBS fellows are:

  • Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Anthropology
  • Joshua Braun, Journalism
  • Nathan Chan, Resource Economics
  • Devon Greyson, Communication
  • Rebecca Hamlin, Political Science
  • Fidan Kurtulus, Economics
  • Darrel Ramsey-Musolf, LARP
  • Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, Sociology

UMass ADVANCE’s theme for the upcoming program year is “Inclusion and Equity Amid COVID-19.”

“We look forward to engaging this year’s fellows,” said Laurel Smith-Doerr, Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE Grant. “The ADVANCE Faculty Fellows play a critical role in the work we are doing. Together we will learn from each other at a time when departments and colleges are striving to create and sustain not only gender equity for their faculty but new priorities for addressing systemic racism in the sciences.”

The full cohort of 2020-2021 Faculty Fellows is:

  • Lara Al-Hariri, Chemistry
  • Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Anthropology
  • Katherine Boyer, Kinesiology
  • Joshua Braun, Journalism
  • Marta Calas, Management
  • Isla Castañeda, Geosciences
  • Jacqueline Castledine, University Without Walls
  • Nathan Chan, Resource Economics
  • Lorraine Cordeiro, Nutrition
  • Bryan Coughlin, Polymer Science, and Engineering
  • Paul Dennis, Music & Dance
  • Seth Donahue, Biomedical Engineering
  • Marco Duarte, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Isabel Espinal, Library
  • Debbie Felton, Classics
  • Kimberley Geissler, Health Promotion and Policy
  • Devon Greyson, Communication
  • Owen Gwilliam, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Rebecca Hamlin, Political Science
  • Korina Jocson, Student Development
  • Fidan Kurtulus, Economics
  • Li-Jun Ma, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Narges Mahyar, College of Information and Computer Sciences
  • Lynne McLandsborough, Food Science
  • Sarah Pallas, Biology
  • Kara Peterman, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Sarah Poissant, Communication Disorders
  • Alexandra Pope, Astronomy
  • Darrel Ramsey-Musolf, Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning
  • Pari Riahi, Art, Architecture & Art History
  • Jessica Schiffman, Chemical Engineering
  • Memnun Seven, Nursing
  • Mila Sherman, Finance
  • Enrique Suarez, Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies
  • Brokk Toggerson, Physics
  • Don Tomaskovic-Devey, Sociology
  • Linda Tropp, Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Laura Vandenberg, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Yanfei Xu, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

For more information on UMass ADVANCE Faculty Fellows go to: