Scholars (2015-2017)


The ADVANCE Scholar Program is a mentoring program that matches women faculty of color with an internal advocate and an external eminent scholar in their field. The internal advocates, all members of the committee that designed the program, serve to broaden the Scholar’s circle of contacts within the university and establish a sustainable development network for them.

The Scholars in this cohort are in the process of selecting their external Eminent Scholar (mentor).

Internal Advocate

ADVANCE Scholar

Eminent Scholar

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Elena Castell-Perez

Professor
Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Sandra Acosta

Assistant Professor
Department of Educational Psychology
Texas A&M University
4225 TAMU
107F Harrington Office Building,
College Station, TX 77843-4225
Email: sacosta@tamu.edu

Guillermo Solano-Flores

Professor of Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language
School of Education
Stanford University

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Sumana Datta

Assistant Provost,
Undergraduate Studies Executive Director
LAUNCH

Angela Arenas-Gamboa

Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and
Cellular Medicine and Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
Texas A&M University
Room 425 Reynolds Medical Building
College Station, TX 77843
Email: amarenas@medicine.tamhsc.edu

Denise Faustman

Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Clinical Assistant
Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital

Director – Immunobiology Laboratory
Massachusetts General Hospital

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Christine Stanley

Professor
Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

Jamilia Blake

Associate Professor
Department of Educational Psychology
Texas A&M University
4225 TAMU
706 Harrington Office Building
College Station, TX 77843-4225
Email: jjblake@tamu.edu

Marion Underwood

Dean of Graduate Studies; Associate Provost;
Ashbel Smith Professor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
University of Texas, Dallas

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Karen Butler-Purry

Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies

Lisa Bowman-Perrott

Assistant Professor
Department of Educational Psychology
Texas A&M University
4225 TAMU
647 Harrington Office Building
College Station, TX 77843-4225
Email: lbperrott@tamu.edu

Thomas Kratochwill

Professor
Educational Psychology
Educational and Psychological Training Center
University of Wisconsin, Madison

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James Rosenheim

Professor
Department of History

Trina Davis

Associate Professor
Department of Teaching,
Learning & Culture
Texas A&M University
4232 TAMU
425,412 Harrington Office Building
College Station, TX 77843-4232
Email: trinadavis@tamu.edu

Punya Mishra

Professor
Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education
Michigan State University

 

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Mark Zoran

Professor and Associate Dean for College of Science
Department of Biology

Maria D. Esteve – Gassent

Assistant Professor
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
Texas A&M University
4467 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4467
Email:
Mesteve-Gassent@cvm.tamu.edu

Patricia Conrad

Professor
Parasitology
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California, Davis

Michael Stephenson

Professor and Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Department of Communication

Alva Ferdinand

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
Texas A&M University
212 Adriance Lab Rd
1266 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-1266
Email: ferdinand@tamhsc.edu

Lainie Rutkow

Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management; Health, Behavior and Society
Johns Hopkins

Honorary
Eminent Scholar
Michelle Mello
Professor of Law
Health Research and Policy (School of Medicine)
Stanford University
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Yolanda Padron

Professor
Educational Psychology

 

Cecilia Guisti

Associate Professor
Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
Texas A&M University
2475 TAMU
Langford A344
College Station, TX 77843-2475
Email: cgiusti@arch.tamu.edu 

Edward Blakely

Professor Emeritus
City & Regional Planning
University of California, Berkeley

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Valerie Taylor

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Royce E. Wisenbaker Professor

Idethia Harvey

Associate Professor
Department of Health and Kinesiology
Texas A&M University
4243 TAMU
311 Blocker
College Station, TX 77843-4243
Email:  isharvey@tamu.edu

Nancy Schoenberg

Associate Dean for Research
College of Public Health;
Professor
Department of Behavioral Science
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky

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Dorothy Shippen

Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Hyeran Jo

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Texas A&M University
4235 TAMU
2127 Allen Building
College Station, TX 77843-4235
Email:  hyeranjo@tamu.edu

David Lake

Distinguished Professor  Political Science
University of California, San Diego

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George Cunningham

Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Health and Kinesiology
Department of Education and Human Development

Anna Kwiatkowski

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Texas A&M University
CYCL 245
College Station, TX77843-2117
Phone: (979) 845-1411
Email: kwiatkowski@physics.tamu.edu

Susan Seestrom

Associate Director
Experimental Physical Science Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Professor and Department Head
Department of Veterinary Medicine
& Biomedical Sciences

Chaitanya Lakkimsetti

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Texas A&M University
302 C Bolton Hall
College Station, TX
Email: clakkimsetti@tamu.edu

Sharmila Rudrappa

Associate Professor
Department of Liberal Arts
University of Texas at Austin

Email: rudrappa@austin.utexas.edu

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Patricia Pietrantonio

Professor
Department of Entomology

Chanam Lee

Professor
Department of Landscape Architecture
and Urban Planning
Texas A&M University
3112 TAMU
Scoates Hall 107C
College Station, TX 77843-3112
Email: clee@arch.tamu.edu 

Ann Forsyth

Director of the Master in Urban Planning Program
Professor
Urban Planning
Harvard University

Honorary
Eminent Scholar

James Sallis
Distinguished Professor
Family Medicine and Public Health
University of California, San Diego
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Farida Sohrabji

Professor and Associate Department Chair
Department of Neuroscience and
Experimental Therapeutics

Vani Mathur

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Texas A&M University
2261 TAMU
Psychology Building 218
College Station, TX 77843-2261
Email: vmathur@tamu.edu

Jennifer Crocker

Professor and Ohio Eminent Scholar
Social Psychology
Ohio State University

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Violet Johnson

Professor
Department of History

Lisako McKyer

Associate Professor
Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Studies
Texas A&M University
1266 TAMU
212 Adriance Lab Rd
College Station, TX 77843-1266
Email: eljmckyer@tamu.edu

Marjorie Kagawa-Singer

Research Professor; Professor Emerita
Department of Community Health Sciences and Department of Asian American Studies
University of California, Los Angeles

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Rosana Moreira

Professor and Assistant Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Ranjana Mehta

Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental and
Occupational Health
Texas A&M University
212 Adriance Lab Rd
1266 TAMU
College Station , TX 77843-1266
Email: rmehta@sph.tamhsc.edu

Sandra Hunter

Professor
Exercise Science Degree Program
Marquette University

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Jyotsna Vaid

Professor
Department of Psychology

Lizette Ojeda

Assistant Professor
Department of Educational Psychology
Texas A&M University
4225 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4225
Email: lizetteojeda@tamu.edu

Melanie Domenech – Rodriguez

President, National Latina/o Psychological Association
Professor
Psychology
Utah State University

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Verna Keith

Professor
Department of Sociology

Diana Ramirez

Associate Professor
Evans Library
Texas A&M University
5000 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-5000
Email: dianar@tamu.edu

Carol Tenopir

Chancellor’s Professor
Board of Visitors Professor
School of Information Sciences
University of Tennessee

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Jyotsna Vaid

Professor
Department of Psychology

Vanita Reddy

Assistant Professor
Department of English
Texas A&M University
4227 TAMU
Liberal Arts and Arts & Humanities 531
College Station, TX 77843-4227
Email: vdreddy@tamu.edu

Nayan Shah

Professor
American Studies and Ethnicity and History
University of Southern California