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The office of ADVANCE at WSU coordinates programs and activities; organizes, monitors, and assesses institutional progress; oversees the faculty-friendly policy review and proposal processes; and disseminates results and best practices to the broader academic community. The office operates under direction of the Steering Committee and is located in Lighty Building, Room 190F.


Masha Gartstein


Gartstein_3423web Director, ADVANCE at WSU
Professor, Department of Psychology

Dr. Masha Gartstein, Director of ADVANCE at WSU, oversees all of the ADVANCE at WSU activities, coordinating events and trainings, as well as programs (i.e., the External Mentor, Transitions, and Leadership opportunities). She initiatives and facilitates multiple infrastructure meetings. Masha meets monthly with the Departmental Liaisons, and every semester with the ADVANCE at WSU Steering Committee. She provides oversight for program development and faculty friendly initiatives, and informs academic units regarding ADVANCE at WSU activities. Dr. Gartstein’s primary focus is to further institutional transformation efforts begun under the NSF ADVANCE grant.

Student Staff

Tatiana Caton


Graphic Design, General Marketing and Front End Website Developer

Ms. Caton creates promotional materials for our ADVANCE programs, assists with advertising, and develops content for our periodic Program Update publication.

Office Staff and Consultants

Jeannie Holt


dddOffice Assistance and Logistics Specialist

Jeannie Holt assists with the ins and outs of all ADVANCE related activities and projects. She assists Dr. Gartstein with program logistics and current projects in the ADVANCE office.

Davi Kallman

Website Development and Event Coordination 

Mrs. Kallman, is a graduate assistant for the Graduate School at WSU. She assists with WSU ADVANCE web development and event coordination and planning.

ADVANCE at WSU Lighty Building, Room 190F  P.O. Box 644820 Pullman, WA 99164  509-335-9739 Contact Us

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