Awareness and Action

OREGON STATE ADVANCE's educational activities address the symbolic dimension of systems of oppression. By introducing a wide variety of audiences to difference, power, and discrimination concepts these educational activities challenge existing ideologies and stereotypes and offer alternative and inclusive understandings of the relations of power and privilege in STEM.


  • Co-Chair, Michelle Kutzler, Associate Professor, Animal and Rangeland Sciences
  • Co-Chair, Susan Shaw, Professor and Director of the School of Language, Culture, and Society
  • Alyssa Deline, PhD Student, Environmental Engineering
  • Rebekah Elliot, Associate Professor, College of Education
  • Lisbeth Goddik, Professor, Food Science and Technology
  • Kimberly Japhet, Instructor, Crop and Soil Science
  • Sujaya Rao, Professor, Crop and Soil Science
  • Barbara Taylor, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology
  • Aaron Wolf, Professor and Department Chair of Geosciences