The Appalachian State University ADVANCE APPALACHIAN project is funded by the National Science Foundation (Award #2017536) and aims to recruit, retain, and promote more women faculty and faculty from underrepresented populations in STEM disciplines at the University. The project builds on the “Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” priority of the Appalachian State University Strategic Plan that focuses on the recruitment, support, and success of students, faculty, and staff from underrepresented populations.
The goals of the ADVANCE APPALACHIAN project include:
Creating opportunities for institutional climate change in STEM departments through chair and faculty training
Promoting the career success of women STEM faculty by providing professional development resources and mentoring
Helping faculty and staff find sustainable work-life resources by creating a new Office of Relocation, Dual Career Support, and Work Life Resources and advocating for work life support on campus.
To enact these goals, the ADVANCE APPALACHIAN team has partnered with the Office of Diversity, the Office of Research, the Office of Human Resources, and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Student Success.
- Dr. Andrew Bellemer
Associate Professor, Department of Biology
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- Dr. Claudia Cartaya-Marin
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences
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- Dr. Jamie Parson
Chief Diversity Officer
Associate Professor, Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance
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- Dr. Brooke Hester
Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
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- Dr. Tracie Salinas
Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences
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