Student Diversity Training Committee


In order to improve the workplace climate for women faculty – and indeed all faculty – the ADVANCE Center is engaged in an effort to teach students that respecting all faculty is part of the culture of excellence at Texas A&M.  The Center is working with a two-day student orientation known locally as Fish Camp as well as New Student Conferences to address students’ implicit biases toward women and minority faculty.

 Role Name/Email Title/Department
Activity Leader CJ Woods Assistant Vice President, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Social Science Researcher Kathi Miner Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Social Science Researcher Stephanie Payne Professor, Department of Psychology
Social Science Researcher Xiaohong (Violet) Xu Social Science Research Assistant, Department of Psychology
Member Danielle Harris Assistant Dean for Student Success, Office of the Dean of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Member Craig Rotter Coordinator, Department of Residence Life
Social Science Research Assistant Nathanael Keiser Social Science Research Assistant, Department of Psychology

Others who have contributed to this effort include:

Fish Camp Leadership and Staff Advisor

Andy Andrews, Director of Advising, Liberal Arts

Sonia Garcia, Senior Director for Access and Inclusion, Engineering

Kristin Harper, Executive Director for Undergraduate Studies

Chris Houser, Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Faculty Affairs, Geosciences

Meredith Malnar, Program Coordinator, Office of the Dean of Student Life

Tim Scott, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Development, Science

Chris Skaggs, Associate Dean for Student Development, Agriculture & Life Sciences