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The WVU ADVANCE Center is an academic hub committed to identifying, analyzing and disrupting institutional inequities while promoting social justice and a positive, inclusive culture at WVU and beyond.

Through unique courses and strategic processes, the ADVANCE Center's interdisciplinary team of scholars works with units, departments and colleges across campus to achieve customized goals that will lead to an internal climate characterized by innovation, collaboration, equity, and inclusion.

About

Kasi Jackson

Kasi Jackson

Director and Master Facilitator, ADVANCE
Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies  

Kasi's Bio

Amena Anderson

Amena Anderson

Assistant Professor of Practice & Assistant Director of the WVU ADVANCE Center

Amena's Bio
Susana Mazuelas Quirce

Susana Mazuelas Quirce

Research Fellow, ADVANCE
PhD Candidate, Higher Education

Susana's Bio

About Master Facilitators

Malayna Berstein

Malayna Bernstein

Master Facilitator, ADVANCE

Director, Learning Sciences Center

Service Associate Professor, Dept. of Learning Sciences & Human Development

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Maja Holmes

Maja Holmes

Master Facilitator, ADVANCE

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Public Administration

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Melissa Latimer

Melissa Latimer

Master Facilitator, ADVANCE

Associate Provost for Faculty Development And Culture

Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Jedi Master Team Builder

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Jim Nolan

Jim Nolan

Master Facilitator, ADVANCE

Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology 

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Christy Rittenour

Christy Rittenour

Master Facilitator, ADVANCE

Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies

Faculty Associate, Women’s and Gender Studies

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About other team members

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Spenser Darden

Director, Diversity Initiatives and Community Engagement, Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Lisa Dilks

Lisa Dilks

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

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Cathy-Jasper

Cathy Jasper

Executive Assistant to the Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Culture and the Associate Provost for Academic Personnel

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