Advocates & Allies for Equity - Advocates

Advocates are senior faculty and administrative men who have a record of supporting women staff and faculty. Advocates lead facilitated conversations with other men to expose them to ways of better identifying and behaving as Allies in gender equity. These groups share evidence-based knowledge, skills and strategies to effect positive personal, departmental and institutional change.

Advocates are committed to increasing their understanding of gender bias and its impact on the academic careers of women. They work with the program advocate coordinator, Tom Gregoire, dean of the College of Social Work, to develop facilitation materials for male faculty who are interested in becoming Allies. Once vetted, an Advocate is expected to offer facilitations regularly and follow up with informal meetings to discuss case studies.

Advocates also work with the Advocates & Allies Advisory Council (AAAC) composed of women staff and faculty. The AAAC’s role is to select and advise Advocates, provide them feedback, and help them understand and remain in touch with the experience of women and underrepresented minorities in our academic climate.

Image of Mark Angelos, Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Mark Angelos
TITLES: Chair and Professor
UNIT: Department of Emergency Medicine
Image of Jonathan Baker, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics
Jonathan Baker
TITLE: Associate Professor
UNIT: Department of Statistics
Image of James Beatty, Professor, Department of Physics
James Beatty
TITLE: Associate Professor
UNIT: Department of Physics
Image of Michael Bisesi, Senior Associate Dean, Professor, Academic Affairs and College of Public Health
Michael Bisesi
TITLES: Vice Dean; Interim Chair, Professor
UNITS: Academic Affairs and Academic Administration; College of Public Health
Image of Thomas Blincoe, Executive Director, Wexner Medical Center Outreach
Thomas Blincoe
TITLE: Executive Director
UNIT: Wexner Medical Center Outreach
Image of William Buoni, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine/Family Medicine
William Buoni
TITLE: Associate Professor
UNIT: Department of Medicine/Family Medicine
Image of Sam Craighead, Learning Experience Manager, Office of Distance Education and eLearning
Sam Craighead
TITLE: Associate Director of Learning Experience
UNIT: Office of Distance Education and eLearning
Image of John Davidson, Chair of Division of Epidemiology/Professor, Department of Humanities, German L&L
John Davidson
TITLE: Professor
UNIT: Department of Humanities, German L&L
Image of Richard Fletcher, Associate Professor, Department of Classics
Richard Fletcher
TITLE: Associate Professor
UNIT: Department of Classics
Image of Tom Gregoire, Dean, Advocate Co-coordinator, College of Social Work
Tom Gregoire
TITLES: Dean, Advocate Coordinator
UNIT: College of Social Work
Image of Robert Griffiths, Associate Vice President, Office of Distance Education and eLearning
Robert Griffiths
TITLE: Associate Vice President
UNIT: Office of Distance Education and eLearning
Image of Christopher Hadad, Divisional Dean, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Christopher Hadad
TITLE: Professor
UNIT: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Image of Joel Johnson, Department Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Joel Johnson
TITLE: Professor
UNIT: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Image of Tracy Kitchel, Department Chair and Professor, Agricultural Communication, Education and Leadership (ACEL)
Tracy Kitchel
TITLES: Senior Associate Dean; Director of Faculty and Staff Affairs
UNITS: CFAES; Agricultural Communication, Education and Leadership (ACEL)
Image of Jesse Kwiek, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology
Jesse Kwiek
TITLES: Vice Chair for Undergraduate Education, Associate Professor
UNIT: Department of Microbiology
Image of Richard Martin, Senior Consultant, Office of Human Resources
Richard Martin
TITLE: Leader Effectiveness Consultant
UNIT: Office of Human Resources
Image of Aleix Martinez, Professor, Department of Electric and Computer Engineering
Aleix Martinez
TITLE: Professor
UNIT: Department of Electric and Computer Engineering
Image of David McComb, Professor, Department of Materials Science Engineering
David McComb
TITLES: Director; Ohio Research Scholar and Professor
UNITS: Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis; Department of Materials Science Engineering
Image of Leon McDougle, Chief Diversity Officer, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Wexner Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine
Leon McDougle
TITLES: Chief Diversity Officer; Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Associate Professor; Director
UNITS: Wexner Medical Center; Department of Family Medicine; MEDPATH Premedical Postbaccalaureate Program
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Randy Moses
TITLE: Senior Associate Vice President for Research Administration
UNIT: Office of Research
Image of Michael Oglesbee, Department Chair, Department of Veterinary Biosciences
Michael Oglesbee
TITLES: Director; Faculty Lead; Director; Professor
UNITS: OSU Infectious Diseases Institute; Infectious Diseases Discovery Theme; College Summer Research Program and Infectious Diseases Signature Program; Department of Veterinary Biosciences
Image of R. Scott Osborne, Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering
R. Scott Osborne
TITLE: Vice President of Economic and Corporate Engagement
UNIT: Corporate Engagement Office
Image of Jeffrey Parvin, Professor, Associate Dean, Interim Chair, Graduate Studies, Department of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medicine
Jeffrey Parvin
TITLES: Associate Dean of Graduate Studies; Louis Levy Professor for Cancer; Co-Director
UNITS: College of Medicine; Department of Biomedical Informatics; Comprehensive Cancer Center
Image of Tim Pawlik, Professor and Chair, College of Medicine, Department of Surgery
Tim Pawlik
TITLES: Urban Meyer III and Shelley Meyer Chair for Cancer Research; Professor
UNITS: Comprehensive Cancer Center; College of Medicine, Department of Surgery
Image of Tom Ryan, Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine/Heart and Vascular Center
Tom Ryan
TITLES: Executive Director; Director; John G. and Jeanne Bonnet McCoy Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine
UNITS: Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital; Heart and Vascular Center; Department of Medicine
Image of Jeff Sharp, Professor and Director, School of Environment and Natural Resources
Jeff Sharp
TITLES: Professor; Director and Professor of Rural Sociology
UNIT: School of Environment and Natural Resources, CFAES

Emeritus Advocates

Advocates with an emeritus status have learned evidence-based knowledge, skills and strategies to effect positive personal, departmental and institutional change that supports equity for women faculty and staff and have completed their terms or are no longer at the university.

Rudolph Buchheit, Associate Dean, Administration & Planning Advocate Coordinator Academic Affairs and College of Engineering
Jose Cabral, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, cabral.1@osu.edu
Michael Ibba, Chair and Professor, Department of Microbiology
Judson Jeffries, Professor, Department of African American and African Studies, jeffries.70@osu.edu
Jeffrey LeJeune, Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
Trevon Logan, Professor, Department of Economics, logan.155@osu.edu
Tom Mauger, Chair and Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology
William Miller, Senior Associate Dean of Research and Professor, College of Public Health, miller.8332@osu.edu
Randy Nelson, Chair and Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Cesar Seguil, Administrator of Academic Affairs, College of Pharmacy
Vish Subramaniam, Chair and Professor, Advocate Co-coordinator, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Theodoros Teknos, Chair and Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology, ted.teknos@osumc.edu
David Wilkie, Professor Emeritus, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences
Henry Zerby, Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, zerby.8@osu.edu