Gretal Leibnitz, Ph.D., C.A.P.M, is trained as an experimental psychologist, is certified as an associate in project management, and serves as the Executive Director of ProActualize Consulting. She is dedicated to identifying and facilitating professional and organizational transformation using research-based strategies. Leibnitz served as co-Principal Investigator and full-time Assistant Program Director for the NSF-funded, ADVANCE at Washington State University. Her ADVANCE work focused on institutional transformation strategies to enhance recruitment, retention and advancement of diverse women faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Leibnitz founded and leads the ADVANCE Implementation Mentors (AIM) Network, a national community of practice of more than 100 change leaders representing more than 70 ADVANCE institutions in the United States. She served as co-PI and Project Director of the AIM Network: Women of Color Allies and Partner’s Project. Leibnitz currently serves as co-PI and Project Director for the Women in Engineering ProActive Network--WEPAN’s innovative Engineering Inclusive Teaching (EIT): Faculty Professional Development project.
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Dr. Yvette Huet, Director, UNC Charlotte ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office and Director of the Health Services Doctoral Program, UNC Charlotte
Dr. Huet is the Director for the UNC Charlotte ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office (FADO), a Professor of Kinesiology and also the Director of the Health Services Doctoral Program in the College of Health and Human Services. She was Co-PI on an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant providing programming for women and URM faculty in STEM that led to the creation of the FADO. Dr. Huet is a former Ford Foundation Fellow and a NC Liaison for the Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship Program. Dr. Huet has a lifelong interest in the importance of mentoring programs and other interactions that enhance student and faculty development. Her other research interests include the role of estrogen in immune function and liver disease, the effects of neonatal exposure to environmental estrogens on adult disease, and the roles of nitric oxide in early pregnancy. Dr. Huet earned her B.S. in Human Biology: Microbiology from the University of Kansas; her Ph.D. (with Honors) in Physiology from the University of Kansas Medical Center, and had a Postdoctoral Fellowship with Monsanto Company in Missouri. Her honors include a National Science Foundation Minority Graduate Fellowship and a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for Minorities. She has served in many other leadership roles at UNC Charlotte, including as coordinator, faculty development, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Interim Chair, Kinesiology.