Welcome to the Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity

Welcome to the Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity (AWED). Established in 2016 by Provost Kenneth G. Furton, AWED aims to achieve and sustain faculty equity and diversity as an essential element of FIU's academic excellence. AWED develops and manages a wide range of programs to promote faculty equity, diversity and inclusion, including workshops and trainings to improve faculty hiring and promotion processes, faculty mentoring, and interdisciplinary networking. Other activities include strategic planning for salary equity, policy analysis and development, and other initiatives that support faculty diversity. FIU's National Science Foundation Institutional Transformation project, FIU ADVANCE, also is housed within AWED. FIU ADVANCE aims to increase, retain and promote more women and underrepresented minority faculty at FIU.

Best Regards,

Suzanna M. Rose, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Women, Equity & Diversity

Meet the Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity Team:
Kirsten Wood, Ph.D.
Associate Director for AWED and Associate Professor, History
Sanaz Farhangi, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Cinthya Silva-Cruz
Program Manager
Ashley Nicole Garcia, Esq.
Account Manager
Brianna Pankey
Graduate Research Assistant
Tawia Ansah, Ph.D. and J.D.
Faculty Fellow and Professor, Law
Heather Blatt, Ph.D.
Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor, English
Isaac Burt, Ph.D.
Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor, Counseling, Recreation and School Psychology
Suzanne Hollander, J.D.
Faculty Fellow and Instructor, Real Estate
Caroline Simpson
Equity Advisor and Professor, Physics, College of Arts, Sciences & Education
Susanne Zwingel
Equity Advisor and Associate Professor, Politics & International Relations, School of International & Public Affairs

The Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity provides the following services:
FIU ADVANCE FIU ADVANCE is an institutional transformation project funded by the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program. The Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity jointly sponsors FIU ADVANCE with the Center for Women's and Gender Studies (CWGS). Please see http://advance.fiu.edu for a description of the FIU ADVANCE projects.     Faculty Career Development Programs provide faculty with developmental resources for meaningful and productive careers. Specifically, our programs provide faculty with instructional skill development, academic socialization and mentoring, leadership training, and programs to enhance research productivity. Projects and programs encourage a positive climate of engagement and inclusion within departments and across the institution.



Contact Us:
Office to Advance Women, Equity, & Diversity (AWED)
Florida International University, PC 230
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: (305) 348-3787
Email: awed@fiu.edu