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The NCA&T ADVANCE IT Scholar Program is designed to provide a year of focused interventions to increase excellence in teaching, research and engagement; boost scholarly productivity, and enhance the competitiveness for leadership roles of women in the academy. They are part of a unique and groundbreaking group of women representing North Carolina A&T State University.

NCA&T ADVANCE IT is pleased to announce the application period is open for the ADVANCE IT Faculty Scholars Program. This program is designed to connect a cohort of STEM/SBS women faculty, who will participate in activities designed to: (a) increase excellence in teaching, research and engagement, (b) boost scholarly productivity, and (c) enhance women’s competitiveness for leadership roles in the academy.

Benefits

  • Fast-track acceptance into ADVANCE development opportunities
  • Individualized and peer mentoring
  • Community of support
  • Professional development workshops
  • Targeted research initiatives
  • Writing retreats
  • Specialized leadership development

Eligibility

  • A&T women faculty in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Social Science or Behavioral Science Department
  • Priority for tenure-track / tenured women faculty members

Cohort 1

Jing Zhang

Associate Professor Physics Science and Technology

Jenora Waterman

Associate Professor Animal Science Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Xiuli (Shelly) Qu

Associate Professor Industrial Engineering Engineering

Kathy Cousins-Cooper

Associate Professor Mathematics Science and Technology

Fatemeh Afghah

Assistant Professor Electrical Engineering Engineering

Cindy Waters

Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering Engineering

Barbara Tankersley

Associate Professor Mathematics Science and Technology

Evelyn Sowells

Adjunct Assistant Professor Computer Systems Technology Science and Technology

Hye-Won Kang

Assistant Professor Food and Nutrition Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Barbara Butler

Assistant Professor Education Preparation Education

Cohort 2

Dr. Kelsie M. Bernot

Assistant Professor Biology Science and Technology

Dr. Liesl Jeffers Francis

Assistant Professor Biology Science and Technology

Dr. Antoinette Maldonado-Devinnci

Assistant Professor Psychology Health Sciences

Dr. Shea D. Burns

Associate Professor Mathematics Science and Technology

Dr. Yewande Fasina

Assistant Professor Animal Sciences Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Fafanyo Asiseh

Assistant Professor Economics Business and Economics

Cohort 3

Dr. Andrea Ofori-Boadu

Assistant Professor Built Environment Science and Technology

Dr. Suzanne O’Regan

Assistant Professor Mathematics Science and Technology

Dr. Misty Thomas

Teaching Assistant Professor Biology Science and Technology

Dr. Radiah Minor

Associate Professor Animal Sciences Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Jung Hee Kim

Associate Professor Computer Science Engineering

Dr. Dawn Henderson

Associate Professor Psychology Health and Human Sciences

Dr. Jian (Jessica) Han

Associate Professor Biology Science and Technology

Dr. Andrea Gentry

Assistant Professor Animal Sciences Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Ming Dong

Assistant Professor Chemistry Science and Technology

Dr. Dongyang Deng

Assistant Professor Built Environment Science and Technology

Dr. Heather Colleran

Assistant Professor Family and Consumer Sciences-Food and Nutritional Sciences Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Adrienne Aiken Morgan

Assistant Professor Psychology Health and Human Sciences
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