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.

DeAndra Morris

OFA Graduate Assistant & Graduate Coordinator, ADVANCE Programs

DeAndra Morris is a graduate assistant in the Office of Faculty Affairs whose primary responsibilities include coordinating ADVANCE Programs.

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. 

Pamela Abshire

ADVANCE Professor for the A. James Clark School of Engineering

Patricia Alexander

ADVANCE Professor for the College of Education

Amelia Arria

ADVANCE Professor for the School of Public Health

Shannon Dill

ADVANCE Professor for the University of Maryland Extension

Jessica Enoch

ADVANCE Professor for the College of Arts & Humanities

Clara Irazabal

ADVANCE Professor for the School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation

Ginger Zhe Jin

ADVANCE Professor for the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Karen Lips

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

Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz

ADVANCE Professor for the School of Public Policy

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

Vijaya Venkataramani

ADVANCE Professor for the Robert H. Smith School of Business

Colleen Worthington

ADVANCE Professor for the PTK Faculty (campus-wide)