In 2006 the University of Washington received a grant from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program (grant SBE-0619159) to offer a series of national leadership workshops for science, engineering, and mathematics department chairs and emerging faculty leaders. LEAD was created as a result of this grant.

As part of the grant, the University of Washington identified several other institutions who can provide feedback and ideas for the workshops. These partner institutions include:

Arizona State University
Spelman College Clark Atlanta University
Howard University.

We look forward to this collaboration.

These workshops are part of the work of the ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change (CIC) at the University of Washington. For more information on UW ADVANCE, please visit our website:

Contact us

ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change
University of Washington
Loew Hall, Box 352180
Seattle, WA 98195-2180

Dr. Joyce Yen
ADVANCE Program/Research Manager
(206) 543-4605

Kristin Hofmeister
ADVANCE Program Operations Specialist
(206) 543-4215

Coleen Carrigan
ADVANCE Research Associate
(206) 616-2453

Dr. Eve Riskin
Director, ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change
(206) 685-2313


Last Updated: July 8, 2009

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This program is made possible through a National Science Foundation grant (SBE-0619159). The project is titled "ADVANCE Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination Award: National Leadership Development Workshops for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Department Chairs." Any opinion, finding, and conclusion or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.