Advisors and Evaluators
Dr. Laura Kramer
Consultant and Former Program Director, ADVANCE NSF
Emeritus Professor of Sociology/Women's Studies
Montclair State University
Dr. Laura Kramer currently serves as an evaluator and consultant and is a member of several external advisory boards. She is a professor emerita of sociology at Montclair State University, where she chaired her department, served as a special assistant to the vice president for academic affairs, worked with the New Faculty Program and participated in the governance of interdisciplinary programs (Women's Studies and Honors Programs). In 2007 and 2008, Kramer served as an ADVANCE program director at the National Science Foundation. Her involvement in ADVANCE developed out of her interest in higher education, technology and diversity. Her research includes a study of engineering faculty and the retention of undergraduates from traditionally underrepresented groups based on interviews with 100 faculty members at six engineering schools in the Northeast.
ADVANCE IT grant co-PI
Associate Dean, College of Engineering
Utah State University
Dr. Christine Hailey is an Associate Dean in the College of Engineering and a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Utah State University. Her responsibilities within the College include supporting the research infrastructure, budget issues, assessment, and faculty development. She is Director of the National Center for Engineering and Technology Education, an NSF-funded Center for Learning and Teaching. She is a member of the ADVANCE-US team, an NSF-funded program to address issues that impact female faculty's effectiveness and satisfaction in the four engineering and science colleges at Utah State. She also is a Co-PI on an NSF-funded project entitled "Learning Companions as Change Agents: Improving Girls' Self-Efficacy Beliefs in Learning Math."
ADVANCE IT CIC Director
Professor of Electrical Engineering
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
University of Washington
Dr. Eve Riskin is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Director of the ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change at University of Washington and has been on the faculty since 1990. Her research group is working in image and video compression. In collaboration with Professor Richard Ladner of Computer Science and Engineering and Jake Wobbrock of the Information School, they are compressing video of American Sign Language using H.264 in their MobileASL project. They are also conducting a field study with MobileASL in the Seattle area.
Dr. Ronda Callister
Utah State University
Department of Management and Human Resources
PI NSF ADVANCE grant (2003-2006)
Dr. Ronda Roberts Callister is an associate professor in the Department of Management and Human Resources and recipient of the Vernon Maughan Buehler and Maree C. Buehler Endowed Professorship at Utah State University. She earned her doctorate at the University of Missouri. She was principal investigator on the $3 million National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant at USU from 2003 to 2006. Dr. Callister teaches a variety of management courses, including International Management. In 2001, she was selected as the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business Teacher of the Year at USU.
NSF Program Officers