2019 Faculty Advancement Seed Grants Awardees

2019 Theme: Building Community Among Faculty at Duke


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 Outreach for the Thompson Writing 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