ADVANCE: Advocates & Allies

A&A fact sheet for hiring committees imageMarquette Advocates & Allies Fact Sheet for Hiring Committees

Please click the link above to read about the A&A tools for the following:
1. How to recruit a diverse pool of candidates

2. How to address the potential for implicit bias when conducting candidate interviews

3. How to address the potential for implicit bias when reviewing applicant files

4. Things to remember when engaged in the hiring process                


Welcome to the Marquette University Advocates and Allies (A&A) Men Faculty Gender Equity Initiative and our ongoing gender equity advocacy efforts in academic institutions.
The objective of A&A is to intentionally involve faculty men in institutional change to transform departmental cultures and practices with respect to issues of gender equity, particularly in units with very few women.This initiative is inspired and adapted from the Advocates and Allies program developed at North Dakota State University (NDSU) as part of their ADVANCE FORWARD NSF grant over 10 years ago. It was created as a signature program designed to improve gender equity through direct and proactive engagement of men faculty. The program has been replicated at more than 20 universities with ADVANCE awards. Based on the premise that men play a central role in deconstructing (and/or perpetuating) gender-inequities, the signature A&A program was designed to support men faculty, in consultation with women faculty, in gender-equity efforts. It includes two essential components: 1) recognizing the implicit and explicit intersectional manifestations of gendered discrimination and 2) effectively and systematically generating individual behaviors and institutional policies that interrupt inequities and foster gender justice.

Our Latest Event

Advocates and Allies gender equity workshop 2022

Men Allies for Gender Equity Workshop - Featuring: Dr. Roger Green
On November 17 & 18, Advocates & Allies hosted this workshop which helped equip men to serve as effective allies for gender equity in STEM settings. Through interactive dialogue, men from around campus were able to have candid discussions, ask questions and practice skills through scenario-based exercises. Thank you, Dr. Green, for joining us!



Senior men faculty who educate themselves about issues of gender [in]equity





 Dr. Cris Ababei
Cris Ababei, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dr. Bob Peoples
Robert Peoples, Ph.D., Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Dr. John Grych
John Grych, Ph.D., Professor, Psychology


Dr. Martin St. Maurice
Martin St. Maurice, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Dr. Nicholas Reiter
Nicholas Reiter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Chemistry


Fr. McNulty
T. Michael McNulty, S.J., Scholar in Residence, Marquette University Center for Peacemaking

Dr. Dennis Brylow
Dennis Brylow, Ph.D., Chair & Professor, Computer Science

Dr. Jolly
Nicholas Jolly, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Economics
Dr. Krenz
Gary Krenz
, Ph.D., Professor, Mathematical & Statistical Sciences


John Borg, Pat McNamara, Tim Tharp, David Baker, Gabriel Velez, Alan Burkard, H. Richard Friman, Bob Scheidt



Men faculty whom the Advocates train as proponents for gender equity in their departments. Contact Cris Ababei if you'd like to get involved!


Past Events

  1. Conference on Advancing Gender Equity for Faculty: Allyship and Inclusive Leadership Strategies
  2. Men Allies for Gender Equity: Learn to be an effective advocate



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In an effort to reach out and collaborate with other Advocates and Allies (A&A) groups, we have created a new emailing list dedicated to discussions of gender equity. This is an emailing list for advocates and allies in ADVANCE or similar programs at US higher education institutions. A&A groups are typically formed by men faculty who work towards addressing gender inequity issues. ADVANCE programs are sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), while similar programs are sponsored by institutions themselves. The objective of this emailing list is to provide a communication and discussion platform for these advocates groups - for the purpose of exchanging ideas and best practices about advocacy and allyship. If you are an advocate or ally who would like to share relevant information or to just receive learning pointers on gender equity, please consider subscribing to the list. Here it is how to subscribe via email:

  • Send an e-mail to
  • Leave the subject line blank of the e-mail
  • In the body (not subject) of the e-mail enter the following:
    SUB ADVOCATES-GLOBE yourFirstName yourLastName 


Advocates and Allies at Other Universities (incomplete list):