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Past Leaders


Image of ADVANCE leaders sitting with former President Bowen Loftin in front of the ADVANCE Center sign (circa 2013)

The individuals listed below served on the ADVANCE Leadership Team, Social Science Team and/or Evaluation Team during the initial years of ADVANCE (2010-2017). These individuals played the key roles listed below during that time period, and many of them continue to be involved with ADVANCE programs, activities, and research.

Robin Autenreith
Current Position: Department Head of Civil Engineering
Former ADVANCE Role: Co-PI and Chair of ADVANCE Recruitment and Retention

Michael Benedik
Current Position: Vice-Provost and Chief International Officer
Former ADVANCE Role: Co-Chair of ADVANCE Success Enhancement Initiatives

Mindy Bergman
Current Position: Director of Interdisciplinary Critical Studies and Professor of Psychology
Former ADVANCE Role: Chair of the STRIDE Committee and Member of the ADVANCE Social Science Studies Team

Adrienne Carter-Sowell
Current Position: Associate Professor of Psychology
Former ADVANCE Role: Co-Investigator on the Social Science Studies Team

Jeff Froyd
Current Position: Professor of Educational Engineering (Ohio State University - current affiliation)
Former ADVANCE Role: Co-Leader of Evaluation Team

Chris Kaunas
Current Position: Executive Director for Interprofessional Education & Research
Former ADVANCE Role: Program Director of the ADVANCE Center

Joanna Lahey
Current Position: Associate Professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service
Former ADVANCE Role:  ADVANCE Evaluation Team Co-Leader

Blanca Lupiani
Current Position:  Dean of Faculties
Former ADVANCE Role: Principal Investigator of the ADVANCE Grant (in later years)

Stephanie Payne
Current Position: Professor of Psychology
Former ADVANCE Role: Co-PI and Co-Team Leader of ADVANCE Social Science Studies

Mary Jo Richardson
Current Position: Regents Professor of Oceanography
Former ADVANCE Role: Co-Chair of ADVANCE Climate Change Initiatives

Dorothy Shippen
Current Position:  University Distinguished Professor and Regents Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Former ADVANCE Role:  Co-Chair of ADVANCE Success Enhancement Initiatives

Christine Stanley
Current Position: Professor of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development
Former ADVANCE Role: Co-PI and Co-Chair of ADVANCE Climate Change Initiatives

Linda Stelly
Retired
Former ADVANCE Role: ADVANCE Program Coordinator

Lori Taylor
Current Position: Professor and Head of Public Service and Administration Development
Former ADVANCE Role: Co-Investigator and ADVANCE Evaluation Team Leader

Jyotsna Vaid
Current Position: Professor of Psychology
Former ADVANCE Role: ADVANCE Center Leadership Team Member and Advisor for ADVANCE Scholars Program

Karan Watson
Current Position: Regents Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Former ADVANCE Role: Co-Principal Investigator for ADVANCE Grant

Sherry Yennello
Current Position: Professor of Chemistry
Former ADVANCE Role: Principal Investigator for ADVANCE Grant (in initial years)