Pictured in alphabetical order from top left to bottom right:

Ron Adams, Senior Advisor to the President for Strategic Initiatives, OSU Administration

Vrushali Bokil, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, College of Science

Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

Lisa Ganio, Associate Professor, Forest Ecosystems and Society, College of Forestry

Michelle Kutzler, Associate Professor, Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences

Robert Mason, Acting Head, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Science, Oregon State University

Laura Shields, Associate Director of Marketing, University Relations and Marketing

Shanaka de Silva, Professor of Geology and Geophysics, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

The 2017-2018 ADVANCE Faculty Fellows will assemble and review the Action Plans created by all ADVANCE graduates in their college or unit, analyzing both planned and carried-out actions to find patterns and alignments across units and colleges. The Fellows will help to coalesce plans across units into sustainable practices that support an equitable and socially just academic climate, thus helping to move the work of OREGON STATE ADVANCE forward in a more integrated way. They will share the outcomes of their work with the ADVANCE community in Fall 2018.

Vrushali Bokil, an August 2017 seminar graduate in the College of Science, received the first ADVANCE Faculty Fellow award of 2017-2018. Her Fellow project is focused on embedding a systems of oppression perspective in Graduate Student professional development seminars. She successfully piloted the seminar in the Math department along with PhD candidate in Mathematics, Emerald Stacy, and will work with her Associate Dean to integrate the seminar across all College of Science departments. She will additionally communicate with the Dean of the Graduate School to explore creating such a seminar for all graduate students across the university.