ADVANCE Coordinator: Sara Spragg
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Experiences of LGBTQ+ Faculty in STEM Panel
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
The ADVANCE program invited three faculty who are apart of the LGBTQ+ community to lead a panel discussion about their experiences as faculty. These three panelists included Dr. Andre Issacs who is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the College of the Holy Cross, who also identifies as a gay black man. The second panelist was Dr. Nicholas Tatonetti who is Vice Chair of Data Science in Computational Biomedicine and Associate Director for Computational Oncology at Cedars-Sinai Cancer. Dr. Tatonetti identifies as pansexual and gender non-conforming. Lastly Dr. Itzel Marquez who is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering at Central Michigan University. Dr. Marquez identifies as a lesbian/bisexual immigrant from Mexico. The panel was not recorded in order to provide a safe space for both panelists and audience members. If you would like a list of questions please contact Sara Spragg. Thank you to Chris Stockdale for being our MC!
Click below to find our previous ADVANCE events. Although AMP is part of ADVANCE, all AMP events are listed on the AMP webpage.
Actions Speak Louder: A Conversation with Deanna Singh
Monday, September 18th, 2023
Deanna Singh is the author of "Actions Speak Louder", which is a step by step guide for managers, leaders and DEI representatives looking to create lasting change in their organizations. Her book covers all stages of employment from recruitment to retention. On September 12th there was an online discussion for a book club including 8 participants. Later that week on the 18th Deanna hosted a discussion which showed audience members how to identify the unique way to view their leadership potential and positively impact the future of their organizations/teams.
Faculty Mentoring Sessions Facilitated by CIMER
Friday, September 8, 2023
Two mentoring sessions took place in the Fr. John Naus room in the AMU. The workshop focused on mentorship in research, both as the mentee and the mentor. A few key takeaways from the workshops include but are not limited to: (1) Meeting faculty across campus to discuss mentoring needs, suggestions and best practices; (2) Mentor/mentee components and shared expectations; and (3) the need for a mentoring network. If you'd like to learn more regarding this event and it's resources, please contact Rosemary Stuart.
Accessibility for Marquette Faculty: A Conversation About Disability
February 15, 2023
This event addressed the topic of accessibility for disabled faculty at Marquette. Dr. Jason Farr (English), Dr. Leah Flack (English and Institute for Women’s Leadership) and Lisa Ploszaj (HR), discussed the rich cultural value of disability as well as how to create more accessible, welcoming environments for disabled faculty, guest speakers, and job candidates. The purpose of this event was to foster a dialogue about how to work toward more accessible and equitable workplace environments. Click here to watch the recording.
ADVANCE Chairs Workshop w/ HR & Title IX Experts
November 17, 2022
At this workshop, folks were given their KINDER data from the 2022 survey and were able to interpret the results. The KINDER asked faculty to measure their department in four (4) areas: Civility Climate, Conflict Resolution, Lack of Hostility Climate, & Sexual Harassment. The workshop hosted experts from Title IX and HR who presented on their roles, and how success in those four categories contributes to a better university climate for faculty, staff & students. Four (4) Chairs and four (4) Assistant Chairs from five (5) departments [SBE=3; STEM=2] were in attendance. The presenters and coordinators included: Wendy Butler (Director of Organizational Development), Liz Sides (Director of Employment & Employee Relations), Cara Hardin (Title IX Director), Dr. John Borg (Chair/Professor of Mechanical Engineering), Dr. Deb Oswald (Professor of Psychology), & Dr. Jennica Webster (Associate Professor of Management). In December, the team will discuss how KINDER results will be distributed to ADVANCE Chairs who could not attend. To review the PowerPoint presentation, click here. If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please contact Dr. John Borg.
ADVANCE welcomed Dr. Corinne Moss-Racusin, Associate Professor of Psychology at Skidmore College, to speak & answer questions from her article, 'Boosting the Sustainable Representation of Women in STEM with Evidence-based Policy Initiative.' Dr. Joya Crear, Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, & Dr. Jennica Webster, Associate Professor of Management & Co-Director of the Institute for Women's Leadership (IWL), joined the panel to discuss current and future implementations for retaining women & underrepresented faculty in STEM/SBE at Marquette University, as well as the results of the Climate survey administered to faculty in Spring of 2020.
"PICTURE A SCIENTIST" Panel Discussion
October 6, 2021
A Live Teams panel discussion took place after the "PICTURE A SCIENTIST" film screening, which featured several Marquette researchers & hosted by Dr. Heidi Bostic, Dean of the Klingler College of Arts & Sciences.
Allison Murray, Ph.D. | Dr. Allison Murray is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in Marquette’s Opus College of Engineering. She received her PhD in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in 2019. Her research focuses on additive manufacturing with a specific interest in dynamic characterization methods for 3D printed components. She also investigates broadening the participation of underrepresented groups in engineering education.
Jier Huang, Ph.D. | Professor Huang received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from Lanzhou University (China) in 2001, an M.S. degree in Analytical Chemistry from Lanzhou in 2004, and her Ph.D. degree from Emory University in 2010. Her interests in biomimetic photosynthetic & photovoltaic materials led her to postdoctoral research at Argonne National Laboratory. She joins the faculty at Marquette as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2013 & promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2019. The research in Dr. Huang’s group is focused on the development of cutting edge materials for various chemical reactions & applications in sustainable energy source. The research program in her group is funded by National Science Foundation and Department of Energy.
Anita Manogaran, Ph.D. | Dr. Manogaran is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Marquette University. She received her Ph.D. from Marquette University & worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on understanding the cellular mechanisms underlying protein misfolding disorders, such as Prion disease & Transthyretin Amyloidosis. Dr. Manogaran credits her success in science to persistence & strong women mentors.
Film Screening: "PICTURE A SCIENTIST"
October 3, 2021
PICTURE A SCIENTIST is a feature-length documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. A biologist, a chemist & a geologist lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination, & years of subtle slights to revolutionize the culture of science. From cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we also encounter scientific luminaries who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, & open to all.
Men Allies for Gender Equity Workshop
February 18, 2021
Dr. Roger Green (Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Dakota State University) led two interactive workshop sessions, to encourage & equip men to serve as effective allies for gender equity in STEM settings. The workshop is structured as an interactive conversation with opportunities to learn, ask questions, & practice skills through scenario-based exercises. The Men Allies for Gender Equity workshop utilizes a men-only format, which helps promote candid discussions & safe conversation spaces for the target male audience.
Invited panelists include university leaders from within & outside Marquette:
Women Scholars During COVID - Solutions For Gender Equity in Academia
January 21, 2021