AGEP-NC Senior Personnel

The Senior Personnel collectively  direct the AGEP-NC project, bringing expertise in facilitating diversity initiatives and successful mentoring experience.

North Carolina A&T State UniversityNorth Carolina State UniversityUNC Charlotte
PI: Keith Schimmel,  Associate Professor and Director, Energy and Environmental Systems

Abdellah Ahmidouch,  Dean, College of Science and Technology

C. Dean Campbell, Assistant Dean for Academic Services, Graduate College

Ajit Kelkar, Professor and Chair, Nanoengineering

John Kizito, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
PI: Marcia Gumpertz, Professor of Statistics

Winser Alexander, Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Maureen Grasso, Professor of Textile, Apparel, Technology and Management

David Shafer, Assistant Dean for Outreach and Diversity, Graduate School
PI: Yvette Huet, Director, ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office and Professor of Kinesiology

Project Researcher: Lisa Merriweather, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership

Student Leadership Council

The Student Leadership Council provides input to the Senior Leadership on the needs of students in their disciplines and campuses. The SLC constists of two doctoral students from each institution; each member serves a one-year term.

NC A&T State UniversityNC StateUNC Charlotte
Janelle Robinson, Applied Science and Technology

Tenesha Robinson, Applied Science and Technology
Whitney McCoy, Educational Psychology

Morika Williams, DVM. Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Ana Orejuela, Health Psychology
Ephraim Moges, Electrical Engineering

External Advisory Board

The External Advisory Board brings depth and breadth of  expertise in diversity management, promoting URM doctoral success, organizational change, educational research and assessment, and use of data in support of decision-making.

  • Ayesha Boyce, Assistant Professor, Educational Research Methodology, UNC Greensboro
  • Kathleen deMarrais, Professor and Head, Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy, University of Georgia
  • Frank Dobbin, Chair, Organizational Behavior PhD Program, and Proessor of Sociology, Harvard University
  • Dominique Foster, Senior Research Analyst, Kennesaw State University
  • Leslie Goodyear, Principal Research Scientist, EDC (Education Development Center)
  • Douglass Henderson, Professor and Chair, Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin
  • Adrianna Kezar, Professor for Higher Education, University of Southern California, and co-director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education
  • Keivan Stassun, Stevenson Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University
  • Zakiya Wilson-Kennedy, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, College of Science and Associate Professor of Research, Chemistry Education, Louisiana State University
  • Christa Wright, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health, Georgia State University

This material is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 1820536 182058 and 1820582. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.