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Faculty Fellows/Equity Advisors

Program Overview

 As a demonstration of Florida International University’s commitment to institutional transformation, faculty have the opportunity to serve as FIU ADVANCE Faculty Fellows.

ADVANCE Faculty Fellows with the Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity receive a two course release for a one-year term. ADVANCE Faculty Fellows who have joint positions as Equity Advisors with their respective units receive a one course release for a one-year term.

Faculty Fellows gain experience with university leadership and administration and make valuable contributions to increasing diversity and improving the climate at FIU. Fellows participate in all aspects of FIU ADVANCE project initiatives, as well as assume leadership within one of the four major activities of the Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity.

For more information about the Faculty Fellows Program, email

Current Faculty Fellows

Our 2019-2020 AWED Faculty Fellows are:

 tawia ansah                    heather blatt

                 Tawia Ansah                                                        Heather Blatt
               Professor, Law                                              Associate Professor, English

isaac burt                     suzanne hollander

Isaac Burt                                                                  Suzanne Hollander
 Associate Professor, Counseling,                                Instructor, Real Estate
Recreation and School Psychology

Current Equity Advisors

Our 2019-2020 Equity Advisors are:

 caroline simpson                       susanne zwingel                          

            Caroline Simpson                                                     Susanne Zwingel
             Professor, Physics                           Associate Professor, Politics & International Relations
College of Arts, Sciences & Education                 School of International & Public Affairs



           Anthony McGoron
Associate Director for Academic Affairs
College of Engineering and Computing