Welcome to UWF Faculty ADVANCE Enhancing a Supportive and Inclusive Culture for Recruiting, Retaining and Advancing Women Faculty in STEM


The University of West Florida (UWF) is working to build a program for adapting the best practices for Enhancing a Supportive and Inclusive Culture for Recruiting, Retaining, and Advancing Women Faculty in STEM--a university-wide, systemic, and sustainable approach for advancing faculty women in STEM fields, with special attention to women of color and leadership positions. UWF Faculty ADVANCE is supported by the National Science Foundation.

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Congratulations to our ADVANCE Scholars who received tenure and/or promotion! 
  • Jane Caffrey, Biology (tenure)
  • Eman El-Sheikh, Computer Science
  • Jocelyn Evans, Government
  • Michelle Williams, Government
Associate Professor
  • Lisa VanWormer, Psychology (tenure)
  • Lakshmi Prayaga, Applied Science, Technology & Administration (tenure)

Please visit the Link and Resources page for Culture Survey Report, STRIDE Task Force Findings, A-Z guide, Expert Hotline and other resources.

Please visit the Events Page for upcoming ADVANCE events.

Why the NSF ADVANCE Program?

More women than ever are obtaining Ph. D's in science, however women continue to be significantly underrespresented in almost all science and engineering academic positions.

The full participation of women in academic STEM careers is important given the pivotal roles that faculty members and administrative leadership have as intellectual, professional, personal, and organizational role models that shape the expectations of many prospective scientists and engineers.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1107214.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.