Our Leadership Community

Our  Leadership  Community  is  led  by  two  expert  meta-­trainers  who  will  train  eight faculty  to facilitate  Safe Zone Workshops  and to lead an Action-­oriented  Virtual  Community  of Practice (AVCP)  for LGBTQ  equality  in engineering. The participants  in the leadership  community will advance  their advocacy  and support skills, develop workshop  content and produce  actionable resources for their Safe Zone Workshop and VCP.

  • Lisa Abrams, Associate Director of Engineering Education Innovation Center, Ohio State University
  • Elizabeth (Liz) Adams, Residential Faculty, Physical Science & Engineering, Chandler-Gilbert Community College
  • Mahesh Aggarwal, Chair & Professor, Gannon University
  • Colleen Bronner, Lecturer, UC Davis
  • Anthony Butterfield, Assistant Professor (Lecturing), University of Utah
  • Christopher Carr, Senior Manager, Collegiate & Professional Programs, National Society of Black Engineers
  • Benny Chan, Associate Professor, The College of New Jersey
  • Kelly Cross, Research Scientist (Bioengineering Department), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Denise Conner, Vice President of Projects and Programs, oSTEM
  • Stephanie Farrell, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Rowan University (Project PI)
  • Tiago Forin, PhD Candidate, Purdue University
  • Adam Kirn, Assistant Professor of Engineering Education, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Joel Alejandro (Alex) Mejia, Asisstant Professor, West Virginia University
  • Alon McCormick, Professor University of Minnesota
  • David Richter, Lecturer, University of Northern Arizona
  • Donna Riley, Professor of Engineering Education, Virginia Tech
  • Robyn Sandekian, Managing Director, Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Alisha Sarang-Sieminski, Olin College of Engineering Faculty
  • Kyle Trenshaw, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brown University
  • Linda Vanasupa, Professor California, Polytechnic State University
  • Tom Waidzunas, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Temple University (Project Co-PI)