SPHHS Faculty Named 2023-24 ADVANCE Faculty Fellows
Six SPHHS faculty members – Laura Attanasio (Health Policy and Management), Soonkyu Chung (Nutrition), Eliza Frechette (Kinesiology), Megan Gross (Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences), Carrie Nobles (Environmental Health Sciences), and Zhengqing Ouyang (Biostatistics) – are among the 49 UMass Amherst faculty selected to the 2023-2024 cohort of ADVANCE Faculty Fellows.
The fellows, each representing different departments, will partner with UMass ADVANCE to promote gender and racial equity for faculty at UMass. Through a combination of research, programming, and practices, UMass ADVANCE seeks to understand systemic and intersectional inequalities at UMass Amherst and to lay the groundwork for a fairer, more equitable, diverse and inclusive campus.
Faculty Fellows provide recommendations and feedback to the team about ADVANCE programming and liaise with their departments to promote the ADVANCE program. They also inform ADVANCE about successful equity and inclusion initiatives in their units.
Each year ADVANCE announces a theme related to our focus on collaboration and equity. This year’s theme is “Equitable Faculty Evaluation Practices.”