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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

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Goldie S. Byrd

Director of Center for Outreach in Alzheimer's Aging and Community

Robin N. Coger

Dean for College of Engineering

Stephanie Luster-Teasley

Chair of Civil, Architectural, Environmental Engineering

Margaret Kanipes-Spinks

Interim Director of the Honors Program

Sherrice V. Allen

ADVANCE Project Director

Dionne N. Wells

ADVANCE University Program Associate

Maya Corneille, ADVANCE SBS Leader

Associate Professor of Psychology

Anna Lee, ADVANCE SBS Leader

Associate Professor of Psychology

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. Ericka Smith, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
  • Mrs. Ericka G. Smith, Director, Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence
  • Dr. Mary Smith, Chair, Dept. of Biology
  • Dr. Guoqing Tang, Chair, Dept. of Mathematics
  • Mr. Paul Tuttle, Director, Proposal Development

External Advisory Committee (EAC)

  • Dr. Felecia Nave, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, North Carolina Central 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, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Sub-Committees

ADVANCE IT Faculty Scholars Selection Committee

  • Dr. Shanthi Iyer, Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Dr. Anna Lee, Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology
  • Dr. Bala Ram, Professor and Associate Dean, College of Engineering
  • Dr. Guoqing Tang, Chair, Dept. of Mathematics
  • Dr. Gregory Goins, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology
  • Dean Vicki Coleman, Dean, Library Services
  • Dr. Sherrice V. Allen, Director, ADVANCE IT

ADVANCE IT Professional and Research/Writing Skill Development Committee

  • Mrs. Ericka G. Smith, Director of the Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence (CLOE)
  • Dr. Scott Simkins, Chair, Dept. of Economics
  • Dr. Robert Randolph, Director of the Writing Center
  • Mr. Paul Tuttle, Director of Proposal Development
  • Dr. Stephanie Luster-Teasley, Chair, Dept. of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering; co-PI

Internal Evaluation and Data Collection

  • Dr. Sherrice V. Allen, ADVANCE Project Director
  • Dr. Stephanie Luster-Teasley, co-PI
  • Dr. Vinaya Kelkar, ADVANCE IT Statistician

Social and Behavioral Science Committee

  • ADVANCE SBS Leader, Dr. Maya Corneille, Associate Professor of Psychology
  • ADVANCE SBS Leader, Dr. Anna Lee, Associate Professor of Psychology
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