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Center for ADVANCING UH Faculty Success

The University of Houston (UH), through a National Science Foundation Institutional Transformation (IT) ADVANCE grant, has created the Center for ADVANCING UH Faculty Success.

The goal of the NSF ADVANCE program (www.nsf.gov) is to increase the number and success of women faculty in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The five-year ADVANCE grant supports sustainable activities and programs that are part of a systemic effort that will transform the institution.

The College of Technology is pleased to have the following representatives participating in this important endeavor:
 

Holly HutchinsDr. Holly Hutchins, Associate Professor, Human Development and Consumer Sciences
Co-Principal Investigator
Co-Leader: Professional Engagement, Development & Advancement
 

Driss BenhaddouDr. Driss Benhaddou, Associate Professor, Engineering Technology
Advocate
Member: Departmental Mentoring Subcommittee

Neil EldinDr. Neil Eldin, Interim Dean, College of Technology
UH ADVANCE Dean, Internal Advisory Committee

Deniz GurkanDr. Deniz Gurkan, Associate Professor, Engineering Technology
Member: Recruitment & Retention

Rupa IyerDr. Rupa Iyer, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, College of Technology
Member: Administrative Fellows

Jamison KovachDr. Jamison Kovach, Associate Professor, Information and Logistics Technology
Advocate
Member: Professional Engagement, Development & Advancement
Member: Departmental Mentoring Subcommittee
Chair: Career Paths Subcommittee

Fatima MerchantDr. Fatima Merchant, Associate Professor, Engineering Technology
Member: Diversity & Inclusion
Member: Professional Engagement, Development & Advancement
Member: Career Paths Subcommittee

Francisco Robles HernándezDr. Francisco Robles Hernandez, Associate Professor, Engineering Technology
Member: Work-Life Infrastructure