Logo with a star design to the left. We are grateful to the distinguished members of our advisory board for their advice and other contributions to our project.

  • Suzanne Brainard, Executive Director of the Center for Workforce Development, University of Washington
  • Molly Carnes, Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Industrial & Systems Engineering, Director of UW Center for Women's Health Research, and Co-director of WISELI, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Elizabeth Creamer (as evaluator); consultant and Professor of Educational Research and Evaluation, Virginia Tech
  • Adrianna Kezar, Professor of Higher Education, University of Southern California
  • Laura Kramer, consultant and Professor Emerita, Montclair State University
  • Patricia Rankin, Professor of Physics and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Sue Rosser, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, San Francisco State University
  • Abigail Stewart, Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies and Director of U-M ADVANCE Program, University of Michigan


NSF logo showing the world with people linked hand in hand around it. Our collaborative research team is based at Michigan State University and the University of Colorado Boulder. Ann Austin (MSU) and Sandra Laursen (CU) co-direct the project. We thank Melissa Soto and Dali Martinez for their work as research assistants at MSU. We also thank Anne-Barrie Hunter (CU), Melissa Arreola Peña (CU) and Karla Bellingar (MSU) for their assistance.

We are grateful to our study participants, those who helped us coordinate interviews and visits, our advisory board, and the many ADVANCE program leaders and colleagues in the broader ADVANCE community who have shared their insights, advice, and encouragement.

This research study and development of the StratEGIC Toolkit and other products has been supported by the National Science Foundation through ADVANCE PAID grant #HRD-0930097.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations are those of the researchers and do not necessarily represent the official views, opinions, or policy of the National Science Foundation.