Faculty Advancement Seed Grants 2019

Building Community Among Faculty at Duke

Fostering a Sense of Community and Building Faculty Networks

Duke is committed to advancing faculty excellence by fostering an environment where all faculty can thrive. Our goal is to advance that commitment and support the faculty and their academic programs.
These seed grants are intended to provide a financial head start for novel faculty development initiatives within academic units (schools, departments, divisions, centers, institutes) aiming to foster a sense of community and build 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

contact ashleighshelby.rosette@duke.edu


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

contact lkeister@soc.duke.edu


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


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

contact kathryn.dickerson@duke.edu

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

contact dorian.canelas@duke.edu

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

contact sarah.komisarow@duke.edu

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