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ADVANCE Executive Committee

Launched with an NSF grant and now supported by UMBC, this committee provides advice and counsel to the Provost on programmatic initiatives designed to advance the success of women faculty in STEM at UMBC.

Philip Rous, Provost, Co-Chair






Phyllis Robinson, Co-Chair and Professor of Biological Sciences

Pat McDermott, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

 Dawn Biehler, Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Science

Rachel Brewster, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Linda Hodges, Director of the Faculty Development Center, ex officio
Kathleen Hoffman, Co-Chair of WISE, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics


 Vandana Janeja, Chair and Professor of Information Systems
Bill LaCourse, Dean of College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Professor of Chemistry

 Erin Lavik, Professor of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering

Autumn Reed, Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs   ex officio

Janet Rutledge, Dean of Graduate School, Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Liang Zhu, Professor of Mechanical Engineering