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. Then they work with the program advocate coordinators, Tom Gregoire, dean of the College of Social Work and Vish Subramaniam, professor and chair in the College of Engineering, 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 feedback to the them, 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
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
Image of Jonathan Baker, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics
Jonathan Baker
Associate Professor
Department of Statistics
Image of James Beatty, Professor, Department of Physics
James Beatty
Professor
Department of Physics
Image of Michael Bisesi, Senior Associate Dean, Professor, Academic Affairs and College of Public Health
Michael Bisesi
Senior Associate Dean, Professor
Academic Affairs and College of Public Health
Image of Thomas Blincoe, Executive Director, Wexner Medical Center Outreach
Thomas Blincoe
Executive Director
Wexner Medical Center Outreach
Image of William Buoni, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine/Family Medicine
William Buoni
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine/Family Medicine
Image of Jose Cabral, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Jose Cabral
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Image of Sam Craighead, Learning Experience Manager, Office of Distance Education and eLearning
Sam Craighead
Learning Experience Manager
Office of Distance Education and eLearning
Image of John Davidson, Chair of Division of Epidemiology/Professor, Department of Humanities, German L&L
John Davidson
Chair of Division of Epidemiology/Professor
Department of Humanities, German L&L
Image of Richard Fletcher, Associate Professor, Department of Classics
Richard Fletcher
Associate Professor
Department of Classics
Image of Tom Gregoire, Dean, Advocate Co-coordinator, College of Social Work
Tom Gregoire
Dean, Advocate Co-coordinator
College of Social Work
Image of Robert Griffiths, Associate Vice President, Office of Distance Education and eLearning
Robert Griffiths
Associate Vice President
Office of Distance Education and eLearning
Image of Christopher Hadad, Divisional Dean, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Christopher Hadad
Divisional Dean
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Image of Michael Ibba, Professor, Department of Microbiology
Michael Ibba
Professor
Department of Microbiology
Image of Judson Jefferies, Professor, Department of African American and African Studies
Judson Jeffries
Professor
Department of African American and African Studies
Image of Joel Johnson, Department Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Joel Johnson
Department Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Image of Tracy Kitchel, Department Chair and Professor, Agricultural Communication, Education and Leadership (ACEL)
Tracy Kitchel
Department Chair & Professor
Agricultural Communication, Education and Leadership (ACEL)
Image of Jesse Kwiek, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology
Jesse Kwiek
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology
Image of Trevon Logan, Professor, Department of Economics
Trevon Logan
Professor
Department of Economics
Image of Richard Martin, Senior Consultant, Office of Human Resources
Richard Martin
Senior Consultant
Office of Human Resources
Image of Aleix Martinez, Professor, Department of Electric and Computer Engineering
Aleix Martinez
Professor
Department of Electric and Computer Engineering
Image of David McComb, Professor, Department of Materials Science Engineering
David McComb
Professor
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
Chief Diversity Officer, Associate Professor of Family Medicine
Wexner Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine
Image of Randy Moses, Associate Dean, College of Engineering
Randy Moses
Associate Dean
College of Engineering
Image of Randy Nelson, Chair and Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Randy Nelson
Chair and Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Image of Michael Oglesbee, Department Chair, Department of Veterinary Biosciences
Michael Oglesbee
Department Chair
Department of Veterinary Biosciences
Image of R. Scott Osborne, Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering
R. Scott Osborne
Associate Dean for Research
College of Engineering
Image of Jeffrey Parvin, Professor, Associate Dean, Interim Chair, Graduate Studies, Department of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medicine
Jeffrey Parvin
Professor, Associate Dean, Interim Chair
Graduate Studies, Department of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medicine
Image of Tim Pawlik, Professor and Chair, College of Medicine, Department of Surgery
Tim Pawlik
Professor and Chair
College of Medicine, Department of Surgery
Image of Tom Ryan, Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine/Heart and Vascular Center
Tom Ryan
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine/Heart and Vascular Center
Image of Cesar Seguil, Director of Academic Services, Department of Teaching and Learning
Cesar Seguil
Administrator of Academic Affairs
College of Pharmacy
Image of Jeff Sharp, Professor and Director, School of Environment and Natural Resources
Jeff Sharp
Professor and Director
School of Environment and Natural Resources
Portrait of Vish Subramaniam
Vish Subramaniam
Chair and Professor, Advocate Co-coordinator
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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, but are unable to meet the commitments associated with being an active advocate due to other administrative or professional responsibilities or are no longer at the university.

Rudolph Buchheit, Associate Dean, Administration & Planning Advocate Coordinator Academic Affairs and College of Engineering
Jeffrey LeJeune, Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
Tom Mauger, Professor and Chair, College of Medicine, Department of Opthamology
Theodoros Teknos, Professor and Chair, 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