About Us - Rising Tide Center Personnel
A message from our Provost
The Advance Rising Tide initiative, which was intended to enhance the retention and advancement of women faculty in STEM and Social-Behavioral sciences at UMaine, has fostered a supportive climate beneficial to the broader campus community. The University of Maine embraced diversity initiatives implemented under the auspices of the ADVANCE project, and now seeks to sustain the success of the project in partnership with the Rising Tide Center. While the Center’s name has changed, our mutual goals remain the same: furthering gender equality at the University of Maine.
Rising Tide Personnel
The Director provides day-to-day leadership for the programs focusing on advancing gender equity in academia, and enhancing the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women faculty in all disciplines at the University of Maine. To achieve this mission, the Director collaborates with a multidisciplinary team to address issues that have been identified as barriers for women and coordinates activities with advisory committees and the Provost. The Director reports to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, Dr. Jeff Hecker.
Contact the Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Communications Specialist supports Rising Tide initiatives by developing program materials, including informational flyers, guidelines and announcements, and assisting withreporting duties. In addition, the Communications Specialist manages and maintains the Rising Tide website and works with the Director to disseminate research findings and to share Rising Tide products, such as training and professional development workshops. Our Communications Specialist works under the supervision of the Director.
Contact our Communications specialist: Joan.Perkins@maine.edu
The Administrative Specialist plays a critical role at the Rising Tide Center as she provides support to the Director, the advisory committee (PCAWF), and the Communications Specialist. As our contact person, Laurie stands ready to assist members of the University community seeking information or assistance in addition to scheduling and coordinating Rising Tide activities and managing day to day operations in the Rising Tide Center.