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Project Leadership Team

The project leadership team is responsible for the implementation of critical and significant project activities, coordinating the project’s internal and external evaluation, and the day-to-day management of the project. The team consists of the PI, co-PIs, ADVANCE IT  staff, and the SBS research team.

Beryl McEwen, PhD (PI)

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Robin N. Coger, PhD (Co-PI)

Dean for College of Engineering

Stephanie Luster-Teasley, PhD (Co-PI)

Chair of Civil, Architectural, Environmental Engineering

Anna Lee, PhD, ADVANCE SBS Leader (Co-PI)

Associate Professor of Psychology

Margaret Kanipes-Spinks, PhD (Co-PI)

Director of the Honors Program

Sherrice V. Allen, PhD

ADVANCE Project Director

Dorian Davis, PhD

ADVANCE University Program Associate

Maya Corneille, PhD, SBS Researcher

Internal Advisory Committee (IAC)

  • IAC Facilitator (Ex Officio): Dr. Sherrice Allen, ADVANCE IT Project Director
  • Ms. Vicki Coleman, Dean, Library Services
  • Dr. Shanthi Iyer, Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Dr. Stephen Knisley, Chair, Dept. of Chemical, Biological and Bioengineering
  • Dr. Robert Randolph, Director, Writing Center
  • Dr. Erickia Elbert, Interim Vice Chancellor of Human Resources
  • Dr. Mary Smith, Chair, Dept. of Biology
  • Dr. Guoqing Tang, Chair, Dept. of Mathematics
  • Mr. Paul Tuttle, Director of Proposal Development

External Advisory Committee (EAC)

  • Dr. Felecia Nave, President, Alcorn State University
  • Dr. Orlando Taylor, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Research, Fielding Graduate University
  • Dr. Yvette Huet, Director, ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office, UNC-Charlotte
  • Dr. Robbin Chapman, Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, Harvard University– Kennedy School of Government 


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