ADVANCE Professors

About ADVANCE: Mission 

Georgia Tech’s ADVANCE Professors seek to develop systemic and institutional approaches that increase the representation, full participation, and advancement of women and underrepresented groups in academic STEM careers—thus contributing to a more diverse workforce, locally and nationally. 

From 2001 to 2007, Georgia Tech's ADVANCE Professors was one of nine institutions to receive a National Science Foundation Institutional Transformation award in the first cohort of awardees. Today, ADVANCE is institutionalized across Georgia Tech. Housed in the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty, the program extends across all six Colleges by taking an integrated approach to the advancement of women faculty and historically underrepresented groups in academia. 


To take continuing action in the initiatives, practices, and policies that support a more accessible and inclusive workplace. 


  • Build and sustain an inter-college network of ADVANCE professors who are world-class researchers and role models to support the community and advancement of women faculty and underrepresented groups in academia. 
  • Initiate policy and structure toward transparency in the reappointment, tenure, and promotion process through clarity of documents and practices, and awareness of bias in evaluation. 
  • Strengthen the scope and impact of productivity and livability practices for faculty at Georgia Tech. 
  • Create effective partnerships within and across colleges through liaisons with Deans.
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Meet the ADVANCE Professors

Learn more about Georgia Tech's ADVANCE Professors: