2019 Faculty Advancement Seed Grants Awardees

Building Community Among Faculty at Duke

Fostering a Sense of Community and Building Faculty Networks


Advancing Women in Leadership
Connecting Entities Within Duke’s Professional Schools That Focus on the Barriers and Biases Experienced by Female Faculty Seeking to Either Advance Their Careers or Attain Leader Positions
Ashleigh Shelby Rosette, Associate Professor of Management and Organization and Sociology

Bass Society of Fellows Luncheons and Workshops
Building Community Around Excellent Research and Teaching
Lisa A. Keister, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, Director of Bass Society of Fellows, and Chair of APT Committee

The Black Think Tank (BTT)
Fostering Faculty Advancement and Inclusion Through Community Building, Mentorship, Networking, and Multidisciplinary Research
Gustavo Silva, Assistant Professor of Biology
Jarvis C. McInnis, Assistant Professor of English
Patrice D. Douglass, Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies

Building a Community at Duke to Engage in Constructive Dialogue on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Promoting Cross-Cultural and Cross-Ideological Understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and Promote Civil Discourse and Emphasize the Need for Constructive Problem-Solving
David H. Schanzer, Professor of the Practice of Public Policy and Director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security
Abdullah T. "Imam" Antepli, Adjunct Faculty of Islamic Studies and Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs

Faculty Writing Retreat Project: Building Community Around Writing
Connecting Faculty to One Another and Their Work to Build Diverse and Inclusive Communities Around Writing
Jennifer Ahern-Dodson, Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Thompson Writing Program, Director of Duke Faculty Write Program, and Associate Director of Duke Language, Arts and Media Program
Contact: jahern@duke.edu

Fostering a Positive Community Among Duke Surgery Faculty
Promoting and Facilitating Face-To-Face Interactions Centered on Diversity and Inclusion as Rich and Positive Communal Elements to Foster a Sense of Belonging
Linda Carime Cendales, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery, Chair of Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and Director of Duke Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation Program

Improving Faculty Response to Students Who Report Incidences Involving Discrimination and Harassment in the Classroom, Laboratory, and Clinical Setting
Assisting Faculty in Their Growth and Development as Educators, Specifically in Their Ability to Respond to Student Discriminatory and Harassment Type Behaviors
Brigit M. Carter, PhD, MSN, RN, CCRN, Associate Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Jacquelyn M. “Jacqui” McMillian-Bohler, PhD, CNM, CNE, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing

Navigating Power Dynamics in a Diverse and Inclusive Academic Community
Creating a Healthy, Vibrant, and Inclusive Community That Welcomes All People and Perspectives
Kathryn “Katie” Dickerson, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Nicole Schramm-Sapyta, Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Points of Contact: Building a STEM PoPs Community of Scholarship
Supporting Professors of the Practice in Their Scholarship in Teaching and Stem Education Research
Dorian A. “Dori” Canelas, Associate Professor of the Practice of Chemistry

Working Group for Junior Faculty in Applied Microeconomics
Convening a Working Group Comprised of Campus-Wide Pre-Tenured Faculty With Disciplinary Training in Economics Who Define Their Research Approach Within the Category of “Applied Microeconomics”
Sarah Komisarow, Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Matthew S. “Matt” Johnson, Assistant Professor of Public Policy

Writing and ReseArch Productivity (WRAP) Group for Underrepresented Faculty
Creating a Community-Based Writing Group and Providing Resources to Enhance Underrepresented Faculty Research and Inclusion Within the Duke Community
Tyson Brown, Associate Professor of Sociology
Sarah Elizabeth Gaither, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience