Dr. Perry receives 2018 Rising Tide Professor award

Dr. Jennifer Perry, an Assistant Professor of Food Microbiology, was named as a 2018 Rising Tide Professor. Her project was one of two chosen for support.  She will implement a two-year project focused on enhancing diversity and advancing equity at UMaine.  Dr. Perry seeks to promote a climate of acceptance and respect at UMaine by establishing a diversity-focused book club intended to facilitate positive discussion of issues surrounding inclusion in science and education, beginning in September 2018.

Rising Tide Professorships were introduced in 2016 to further the mission of the Rising Tide Center through implementation of equity initiatives focused at the unit or campus level.
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