Advocates & Allies for Equity - Advocates and Allies Advisory Council

The Advocates & Allies Advisory Council (AAAC) is composed of women faculty and staff who want to help further gender and minority equity at Ohio State.

The AAAC’s role is to select and advise Advocates (senior male faculty), provide them feedback, and help them understand and remain in touch with the experience of women and underrepresented minorities in our academic climate. The AAAC and advocate coordinators, Tom Gregoire, dean of the College of Social Work, and Vish Subramaniam, professor and chair in the College of Engineering, will select the Advocates from a list of those nominated, review the Advocates’ plans, and advise them on their activities.

The term of appointment to the AAAC is for 3 years, except for the following permanent members: Director of The Women’s Place Jennifer Beard; Program PI Professor Emerita Hazel Morrow-Jones; and the AAAC Co-chairs Associate Vice President Mary Juhas and Professor Emerita Joan Herbers

Image of Lisa Abrams, Director, Department of Engineering Education
Lisa M. Abrams
Associate Chair
Department of Engineering Education
Image of Gunjan Agarwal, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Gunjan Agarwal
Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
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Jennifer Beard
Director
The Women's Place
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Heather Brod
Director
Faculty Affairs, College of Medicine
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Mary Jo Burkhard
Associate Dean
Veterinary Medicine Administration
Image of Virginia Cope, Associate Dean, Newark Campus
Virginia Cope
Associate Dean
Newark Campus
Image of Joan Herbers, AAAC Co-chair, Professor, Evolution, Ecology & Organismal Biology, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Joan Herbers
AAAC Co-chair, Professor Emerita
Evolution, Ecology & Organismal Biology, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Image of Mary Juhas, AAAC Co-chair, Associate Vice President, Professor, Ohio State ADVANCE, Materials Science Engineering
Mary Juhas
AAAC Co-chair, Associate Vice President, Professor
Ohio State ADVANCE, Materials Science Engineering
Image of Jun Liu, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Ophthamology
Jun Liu
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Ophthamology
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Hazel Morrow-Jones
Grant Co-Pl, Professor Emerita
Knowlton School of Architecture
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Nicole Nieto
Program Manager
Ohio State ADVANCE
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Nikole Patson
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
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Helen Patton
Director
Office of the Chief Information Officer Security Operations
Image of Annika Peter, Assistant Professor, Department of Astronomy
Annika Peter
Assistant Professor
Department of Astronomy
Image of Cynthia Preston, Assistant Professor, Department of Research and Education
Cynthia Preston
Assistant Professor
Department of Research and Education
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Kimberly Shumate
Associate Vice President
Department of Human Resources Business Partners
Image of Sandra Velleman, Professor of the Department of Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
Sandra Velleman
Professor
Department of Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center