About Us - Project Personnel
Professor of Political Science
Co-PI and ADVANCE Policy Advocate
The ADVANCE Policy Advocate Efforts will lead efforts with UMaine and the UMS to formalize, expand, and implement work-life balance policies.
Susan K. Gardner
Associate Professor of Higher Education
Co-PI, and Director of the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center
Professor of Entomology
Chair, Grants Committee
Grants may fund visiting scholars, travel for covered faculty to conduct collaborative research, travel to UMaine from other UMS campuses, writing groups, release time for professional development, equipment and summer salary to develop initial data to support future research, consultant fees for departmental climate activities, institutional transformation studies, administrative internships, and other efforts supporting ADVANCE goals.
Karen J. Horton
Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology
Karen works proactively with departments that require additional assistance in establishing positive environments for women faculty. Current initiatives include development of a student professionalism in the classroom program piloted in the School of Forest Resources and the College of Engineering.