Meet the Team

Dawn Kiyoe Culpepper

Associate Director & Research Assistant Professor

Dawn leads faculty development programs, education and training initiatives, and research related to creating a more diverse and inclusive academic workplace.

Linda Steiner

Director, ADVANCE Program; Professor of Journalism

Linda Steiner is a professor at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism and director of the University of Maryland's ADVANCE program. 

Wuqi Yu

ADVANCE Program Graduate Assistant; Ph.D. Student, International Education Policy

Wuqi Yu is the Graduate Assistant for ADVANCE Program and a first-year Ph.D. student in International Education Policy Program.

Akua Asa-Awuku

ADVANCE Professor for the A. James Clark School of Engineering

Jessica Enoch

ADVANCE Professor for the College of Arts & Humanities

Kerry Green

ADVANCE Professor for the School of Public Health

Clara Irazabal

ADVANCE Professor for the School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation

Ginger Zhe Jin

ADVANCE Professor for the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz

ADVANCE Professor for the School of Public Policy

Sarah Penniston-Dorland

ADVANCE Professor for the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

Jennifer L. Rhodes

ADVANCE Professor for the University of Maryland Extension

Linda Steiner

ADVANCE Professor for the Philip Merrill College of Journalism

Mega Subramaniam

ADVANCE Professor for the College of Information Studies

Lisa Taneyhill

ADVANCE Professor for the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Jennifer D. Turner

ADVANCE Professor for the College of Education

Vijaya Venkataramani

ADVANCE Professor for the Robert H. Smith School of Business

Colleen Worthington

ADVANCE Professor for the PTK Faculty (campus-wide)