Alumni in the Professoriate and in the STEM Enterprise

We have several PROMISE AGEP alumni who are  professors and others who are in postdocs or STEM positions with plans to enter the professoriate later in their careers or serve as adjunct faculty.

Here is a short list of some of the alumni and their initial placements:

Dr. Patti Ordóñez Rozo (UMBC), Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Dr. Frances Carter-Johnson (UMBC), Postdoctoral Fellow – The Teaching and Learning Laboratory, MIT

Dr. Sophoria Westmoreland (UMCP), Assistant Research Professor of Mechanical Engineering, United States Naval Academy

Dr. Stacey Nicholls (UMCP), Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Anne Arundel Community College

Dr. Adrienne Starks (UMBC), Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health

Dr. Victor Ayala (UMB), Postdoctoral Fellow, Frederick National Lab for Cancer Research

Dr. Oliver Meyers (UMBC), Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University

Dr. Alycia Marshall (UMCP), Professor of Mathematics, Anne Arundel Community College (Dr. Marshall was promoted to Full Professor in 2012, and will soon take the position as department chair.) 

Dr. Stacey Williams (UMB), Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Notre Dame

Dr. Jesus Caban (UMBC), Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, UMBC, Researcher – NIH

Dr. Lorrie Frasure (UMCP), Assistant Professor, Political Science, UCLA

Dr. Christopher Whitt (UMCP), Assistant Professor, Political Science, Augustana College

Dr. Calandra Tate (UMCP), Assistant Professor, Mathematics, College of Staten Island, CUNY

Dr. Cyntrica Eaton (UMCP), Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Norfolk State University

Dr. B. Michelle Harris (UMCP), Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Food Sciences, UDC

Dr. Kholiswa Laird (UMBC), Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry, University of Rochester

Dr. Latese Briggs (UMBC), Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry,  MIT/Harvard Broad Institute on Genomics

Dr. Robert Alexander (UMBC), Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Sylvester Mosley (UMBC), ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow, FDA

Dr. Dawn Ward (UMBC), Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Stevenson College

Dr. T. Sean Vasitis (UMB), Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Dr. Jocelyn Reader (UMB), Postdoctoral Fellow, Greenbaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland School and Medicine, Adjunct Professor at University of Maryland University College

Dr. Marishka Brown (UMB), Postdoctoral Fellow, Respiratory Neurobiology, University of Pennsylvania

Alumni overseas:

Egypt: Dr. Amy Carillo, Postdoctoral Fellow – Psychology, now Assistant Professor of Psychology, The American University in Cairo, Egypt

France: Dr. Michael J. Harrington, Postdoctoral Fellow – Biology, INRA – The French National Institute for Agricultural Research, Paris, France.

Alumni of the Dissertation House are listed here:

This page contains many first placement positions and will continue to be updated.

Published by Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the University of California Davis. She previously served as Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at The Graduate School at UMBC, and was Professor of the Practice in the College of Engineering & IT. She was Special Assistant to the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Director of Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development for the University System of Maryland (12 institutions). She is the Founding Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) –, and Co-PI for the USM LSAMP. Her research on global diversity in STEM continues, and she is an international speaker, covering nearly all continents, for groups and conferences such as the World Engineering Education Forum, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, and the Pacific Sciences Congress. Her personal website is: Connect with her on Twitter: @Renetta_Tull;

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