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

Keith Bowman, Dean of the College of Engineering and Information Technology

Rachel Brewster, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Theodosia Gougousi, Professor of Physics

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

 Vandana Janeja, Chair and Professor of Information Systems

Lisa Kelly, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Bill LaCourse, Dean of College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Professor of Chemistry

 Erin Lavik, Professor of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering


Tinoosh Mohsenin, Associate Professor, Computer Science and Electrical 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