Advocates & Allies for Equity - Advocates

Advocates are male-identified faculty and staff who have a record of supporting women faculty and staff. 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 staff and faculty of all genders. The AAAC’s role is to 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
TITLES: Chair; Professor
UNIT: Department of Emergency Medicine
Image of Jonathan Baker, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics
TITLE: Associate Professor
UNIT: Department of Statistics
Portrait of Elvin Beach
TITLE: Associate Professor of Practice
UNIT: Materials Science and Engineering
Image of James Beatty, Professor, Department of Physics
TITLE: Associate Professor
UNIT: Department of Physics
Image of Michael Bisesi, Senior Associate Dean, Professor, Academic Affairs and College of Public Health
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
TITLE: Executive Director
UNIT: Wexner Medical Center Outreach
Portrait of Raymond Brooks
TITLE: Laboratory Supervisor
UNIT: College of Engineering - Engineering Education
Image of William Buoni, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine/Family Medicine
TITLE: Associate Professor
UNIT: Department of Medicine/Family Medicine
Portrait of Paul Clingan
TITLE: Senior Lecturer
UNIT: Engineering Education
Image of Sam Craighead, Learning Experience Manager, Office of Distance Education and eLearning
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
TITLE: Professor
UNIT: Department of Humanities, German L&L
TITLE: Senior Director- Facilities Management/University
UNIT: University Hospital - Facilities Administration
Portrait of Adam Featherling
TITLES: Staff Seargeant; Director of Public Safety
UNIT: Office of Administration and Planning (Business Administration)- Newark
Image of Richard Fletcher, Associate Professor, Department of Classics
TITLE: Associate Professor
UNIT: Department of Classics
Portrait of Eric Fosler-Lussier
TITLE: Professor
UNIT: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Portrait of Jacob Gillam
TITLE: Program Director
UNIT: Academic Affairs (Diversity and Inclusion)- Administration
Portrait of Francisco Gomez-Bellenge
TITLE: Associate to the Dean for Special Projects
UNIT: Fisher College of Business- College Administration
Portrait of Tyler Grassman
TITLE: Assistant Professor
UNIT: Department of Materials Science & Engineering- College og Engineering
Image of Tom Gregoire, Dean, Advocate Co-coordinator, College of Social Work
TITLES: Dean; Advocate Coordinator
UNIT: College of Social Work
Image of Robert Griffiths, Associate Vice President, Office of Distance Education and eLearning
TITLE: Associate Vice President
UNIT: Office of Distance Education and eLearning
Image of Christopher Hadad, Divisional Dean, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
TITLE: Professor
UNIT: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Portrait of Louis Hominga
TITLE: Senior Academic Advisor
UNIT: Admissions and Financial Aid Counselor- Marion
Portrait of Ryan Hunt
TITLE: Associate Registrar
UNIT: OSAS - University Registrar-Academic Affairs
Portrait of Jason Jackson
TITLE: Assistant Professor - Clinical
UNIT: Nationwide Children's (Medicine - Pediatrics)
Image of Joel Johnson, Department Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
TITLE: Professor
UNIT: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Portrait of Aaron Kempa
TITLE: Program Assistant
UNIT: Engineering - Engineering Education
Image of Tracy Kitchel, Department Chair and Professor, Agricultural Communication, Education and Leadership (ACEL)
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
TITLES: Vice Chair for Undergraduate Education; Associate Professor
UNIT: Department of Microbiology
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TITLE: Leader Effectiveness Consultant
UNIT: Office of Human Resources
Image of Aleix Martinez, Professor, Department of Electric and Computer Engineering
TITLE: Professor
UNIT: Department of Electric and Computer Engineering
Image of David McComb, Professor, Department of Materials Science Engineering
TITLES: Director; Ohio Research Scholar; 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
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
Portrait of Stephen McGhee
TITLE: Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
UNIT: Nursing - College Administration
Portrait of Aaron Moore
TITLE: Program Coordinator
UNIT: Administration and Planning
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TITLE: Senior Associate Vice President for Research Administration
UNIT: Office of Research
Image of Michael Oglesbee, Department Chair, Department of Veterinary Biosciences
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
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TITLE: Vice President of Economic and Corporate Engagement
UNIT: Corporate Engagement Office
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TITLE: Senior Security Engineer
UNIT: OCIO - Governance and Risk Management
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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
TITLES: Urban Meyer III and Shelley Meyer Chair for Cancer Research; Professor
UNITS: Comprehensive Cancer Center; College of Medicine, Department of Surgery
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TITLE: Director O. U. Ops. & Events
UNIT: Student Life - Ohio Union Academic Affairs
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TITLE: Dean/Director
UNIT: Office of the Dean- Marion
Image of Tom Ryan, Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine/Heart and Vascular Center
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
Portrait of Kevin Saghy
TITLES: Senior Director of Social Media; Head of Audience Activation
UNIT: University Advancement - Creative and Multimedia
Image of Jeff Sharp, Professor and Director, School of Environment and Natural Resources
TITLES: Professor; Director and Professor of Rural Sociology
UNIT: School of Environment and Natural Resources, CFAES
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TITLE: Chief Administrative Officer
UNIT: College of Engineering
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TITLE: Director-Multicultural Center
UNIT: Student Life - Multicultural Center Academic Affairs
Portrait of Leo Taylor wearing plaid shirt with greenery in background
TITLE: Program Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
UNIT: CFAES
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TITLE: Manager, Academic Advising, Civil Environmental and Geodetic Engineering
UNIT: Depatment of Environmental and Geodetic Engineering

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
Graham Knight, Graduate Administrative Associate, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
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
James Prysock, Director of the Office of Social Justice and Activism, Otterbein University - Student Affairs Division
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