- The Christian Science Monitor – October 26, 2016: How can universities keep minorities in STEM graduate programs?
- The Atlantic – July 6, 2016: Why Do So Many Graduate Students Quit? The Atlantic. http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/07/why-do-so-many-graduate-students-quit/490094/
- The Chronicle of Higher Education – July 3, 2016: To Diversify the Faculty, Start Here. The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Chronicle of Higher Education.
- University of College Park Newsroom – May 10, 2016: Graduate School Introduces New Diversity Programs, http://gradschool.umd.edu/newsroom/1811
- The White House – April 22, 2016: PROMISE AGEP Listed! @WhiteHouse “My Brother’s Keeper STEM+” track #ThinkBigDiversity @NSF
- UMBC Newsroom – Discussions on graduate education, equity, and inclusion, http://news.umbc.edu/?s=promise+agep
Publications & Resources
Carter-Veale, W.Y., Holder, M.B. & Joseph, L.N., “Exit, Voice, Loyalty: Using an Exit Phone Interview to Mitigate the Silent Departure Phenomenon,” Innov High Educ (2019) 44: 367. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10755-019-9469-z
O’Meara, K., Griffin, K. A., Nyunt, G., & Lounder, A. (2018, October 11). Disrupting Ruling Relations: The Role of the PROMISE Program as a Third Space. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/dhe0000095
O’Meara, K., Griffin, K. A., Kuvaeva, A., Nyunt, G., & Robinson, T.(2017). Sense of belonging and its contributing factors in graduate education. International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 12, 251-263.
- W.Y. Carter, R.G. Tull, J.C. Rutledge and L.N. Joseph, “The Dissertation House Model: Doctoral Student Experiences Coping and Writing in a Shared Knowledge Community.” CBE—Life Sciences Education, 15:ar34, Fall 2016. https://www.lifescied.org/doi/10.1187/cbe.16-01-0081
- PROMISE Event Promotes Diversity in STEM Academia by Lou Cortina, University of Maryland, Baltimore
- Resources for Faculty Mentors (Includes slides from PROMISE External Advisory Board Member, Dr. Daryl E. Chubin.)
- Purchase the PROMISE Professional Development Book from Amazon, PROMISE AGEP: Professional Development Workshops for Graduate Students Summer Success Institute (SSI)
R. G. Tull, D. L. Tull, S. Hester, and A. M. Johnson. Dark Matters: Metaphorical Black Holes That Affect Ethnic Underrepresentation in Engineering. 2016 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), New Orleans.
A. M. Reed, D. N. Williams, R. G. Tull, D. A. Delaine, and R. Sigamony. Building Global Infrastructure for
Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering Education. 2016 ASEE International Forum Proceedings. In Press.
W. Y. Carter-Veale, R. G. Tull, J. C. Rutledge, and L. N. Joseph (2016). Doctoral Student Experiences using The Dissertation House Model: Coping and Writing in a Shared Knowledge Community. CBE Life Sci Educ vol. 15 no. 3 ar34.
Okahana, H., Allum, J., Felder, P. P., and Tull, R. G. (2016). Data Sources PLUS: Implications for Practice and Research from Doctoral Initiative on Minority Attrition and Completion. The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS Online Publication: http://cgsnet.org/data-sources-plus-implications-practice-and-research-doctoral-initiative-minority-attrition-and).
Delaine, D. A., Tull, R. G., & Williams, D. A. (2015, Sept). Global Diversity in Engineering Education – An Exploratory Analysis. Proceedings of World Engineering Education Forum/International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, Florence, Italy.
Reed, A. M. & Tull, R. G. (2015). Encouraging Equilibrium: Career-Life Balance Outreach and the Advancement of Women in Engineering. Proceedings of 13th LACCEI Annual International Conference: “Engineering Education Facing the Grand Challenges, What Are We Doing? Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: LACCEI.
Brown, Q, Tull, R. G., Medina, L., Beadle-Holder, M., and Medina, Y. (2015). Factoring Family Considerations into Female Faculty Choices for International Engagement in Engineering, IT, and Computer Science. Paper presented at American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE): 122nd ASEE Annual Conference Exposition, Seattle, WA: American Society for Engineering Education.
Cortes-Rodriguez, M., Nino, M. A., & Tull, R. G. (2015) Desde la Licenciatura Hasta el Doctorado: Los Sistemas de Apoyos Para Estudiantes de Posgrado en Instituciones Fuera de Su País y Lejos de Casa. Revista Cruce.
Reed, A. M & Tull, R. G. (2015) Programmatic Interventions for Developing Diverse Global Eminent Faculty Scholars Through International Collaborations. Paper presented at 4th Annual ASEE International Forum, Seattle, Washington (19.28.1 – 19.28.9). Seattle, Washington: American Society of Engineering Education.
Tull, R. G. (2015, March/April). Global exposure: to increase diversity, engineering programs should promote overseas experiences for underrepresented minorities. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) PRISM.
Tull, R. G. & Cortes-Rodriguez, M. (2015). Starting points for involving underrepresented graduate students in international engagement: a case study on the collaborations between the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and educational institutions in Latin America. Paper presented at 4th Annual ASEE International Forum, Seattle, Washington (19.30.1 – 19.30.19). Seattle, Washington: American Society of Engineering Education.
Tull, R. G., Williams, A. Y., & Hester, S. (2015). An NSF AGEP Program’s Unintended Effect on Broadening Participation: Transforming “Non-STEM” Graduate Students into Engineering Education Faculty, Researchers, K-12 Educators, and Advocates. Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education(ASEE): 122nd ASEE Annual Conference Exposition, Seattle, WA: American Society for Engineering Education.
Carter-Johnson, F. (2014, May). An Emerging Professional Development Intervention for Peer Mentors and Their Mentees. In D. E. Chubin & A. L. DePass. (Eds.). Understanding interventions that broaden participation in research careers: Intervening to Critical Mass (vol. V, pp. 49-51). Summary of conference presentation at 2012 Understanding Interventions that Broaden the Participation in Research Careers Conference, Baltimore, MD.
Aparakakankanange, E., and Tull, R. G. (2014). An AGEP Program Analysis: Minority Graduate Student Diversity in STEM Disciplines at Three Universities. Paper presented at the 17th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL2014)/2014 World Engineering Education Forum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 583 – 590.
Cortes-Rodriguez, M., Nino, M. A., & Tull, R. G. (2014). Preparing for Global Leadership in STEM Fields: Working in an International Setting. Paper presented at the 3rd American Association of Engineering Education International Forum, Indianapolis, Indiana: American Society for Engineering Education.
Ordóñez, P., Krishnaswamy, K., Tull, R. G., Ding, D., & Goldberg, M. L. (2014). Assistive Technology Research as a Mechanism to Broaden the Participation of Women, Underrepresented Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities. Paper presented at the 12th Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology, Guayaquil, Ecuador (1-10): Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology.
Tull, R. G., & Carter-Veale, W. (2014, May). Structured Interventions for Underrepresented Students and Faculty Members in STEM. In D. E. Chubin & A. L. DePass. (Eds.). Understanding interventions that broaden participation in research careers: Intervening to Critical Mass (vol. V, pp. 29-32). Summary of conference presentation at the 2012 Understanding Interventions that Broaden the Participation in Research Careers conference, Baltimore, MD.
Tull, R. G., Nino, M. A., & Holmes, K. M. (2014). Building a community of practice among STEM graduate students to foster academic and professional success. Paper presented at the 121st Annual Conference of the American Association of Engineering Education, Indianapolis, Indiana: American Society for Engineering Education.
Tull, R.G., Ordóñez, F. C., Zayas, Z., Byars-Winston, A., & Cortes-Rodriguez, M. (2014). The Jessica effect: valuing cultural and familial connections to broaden success in academe. AAC&U Peer Review, 16, 13.
Carter-Johnson, F. D.,Ordóñez Rozo, P., Tull, R. G., and Nino, M. (2013). Examining the Intersection of Graduate Student Funding Mentoring, and Training as a Mechanism of Success for Peer Mentors and their Mentees, paper ID#7626. 120th Annual Conference of the American Association of Engineering Education, Atlanta: ASEE
Medina, H., Tull, R. G., Pearlman, J. L., & Goldberg, M. L., (2013). QoLT Engineering Education Outreach Facilitates Systems Analysis Study for Wheelchair Use in Mexico. 9th Annual Global Student Development Forum, Cartagena, Colombia. (Poster) Extended Abstract.
Tull, R. G., Medina, H., Pearlman, J., & Goldberg, M. R. (2013). An Emerging Impact from an Engineering Education Outreach Collaborative “Bridge” Program: Graduate Student Participation in Wheelchair Mobility Research for Mexico. #RP207, Proceedings of the Eleventh LACCEI Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology (LACCEI’2013) “Innovation in Engineering, Technology and Education for Competitiveness and Prosperity,” August 14 – 16, 2013, Cancun, Mexico.
Westmoreland, S. N. (2013). A Post-PhD Reflection on Dissertation House as a Best Practice, Intersections & Inequality, R. E. Zambrana , Ed., College Park, Maryland: The Consortium on Race, Gender, & Ethnicity, p. 25-26.
Williams, A. Y. (2013). Dissertation House as Best Practice: A Reflection, Intersections & Inequality, R. E. Zambrana, Ed., College Park, Maryland: The Consortium on Race, Gender, & Ethnicity, p. 23-25.
Pollack, J. (2012, December). PROMISE Partnership Prepares Grad Students for the Professoriate. The Business Monthly. (Posted in: FOCUS ON TECHNOLOGY & EDUCATION)
Imler, C. and Tull, R. (2012, November). Stem Tide of Grad Student Losses. The Daily Record (Baltimore, Md.), p. 19.
Tull, R. G., and Tull, D. L. (2012, September). A Formula for Success. Optics and Photonic News.
Goldberg, M., Milleville, M. Ding, D., Simmons, R., Brown, S., & Collins, D. (2012). Developing Future Generations of QoLT Researchers through Education, Outreach, and Diversity Initiatives, in Quality of Life Technology Handbook (Robert Shultz, Ed.). p. 270.
Carter-Johnson, F. D., Ordóñez Rozo, P., & Tull, R. G. (2012). Peer Mentoring and Graduate Student Funding: an Emerging Professional Development Intervention for Peer Mentors and their Mentees. (Abstract). 5th Annual Conference on Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Research Careers (UI5), Baltimore, May 10-12, 2012.
Reed, A. M., & Tull, R. G. (2012). Reducing the Bottleneck: Breaking the Bottle! Addressing the Recruitment of Postdocs through Best Practices of AGEP and ADVANCE Horizons Programs. Proceedings of WEPAN 2012, Columbus, OH. Abstract: Webpage
Tull, R. G., Nino, M. & Ramoutar, N. (2012). Preparing for Engineering and Other STEM Graduate/Post-Graduate Masters and Doctoral Programs. Proceedings of the Tenth LACCEI Latin American and Caribbean Conference (LACCEI 2012), Megaprojects: Building Infrastructure by fostering engineering collaboration, efficient and effective integration and innovative planning, July 23-27, 2012, Panama City, Panama. [Spanish Version of Section 4 here: Preparación para Programas de Maestría y Doctorado]
Tull, R. G., Rutledge, J.C., Warnick, J. W., & Carter, F. D. (2012). PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate Enhances Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Minority Graduate Students. Academic Medicine, 87(11), p. 1562-1569.
Matthews, J. N. A. (2011, March). For underrepresented minorities, bridge programs ease transition to PhD studies, Physics Today, Vol. 4, No. 3
Byrne, R. (2011, Fall) “The Write Stuff”, UMBC Magazine. p. 12
Detrick, L., Hernandez, S., Johnson, A., Jones, D. & Tull, R. (2011). Addressing Institutional Barriers in Broadening Participation of Women and Underrepresented Groups in Engineering Higher Education, WEPAN Conference, Seattle, WA.
Hrabowski, F. (2011). Institutional Change in Higher Education: Innovation and Collaboration, Policy Paper: Strategies to Increase STEM Achievement in Higher Education, McGraw-Hill Research Foundation.
Ponjuan, L., Gasman, M., Hirshman, E., & Esters, L. L. (2011). “A New Hope: Recruiting and Retaining the Next Generation of Faculty of Color”, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Issue Brief – Council on Access, Diversity and Excellence (https://www.aplu.org/netcommunity/)
Rutledge, J.C., Carter-Veale, W.Y. & Tull, R. G. (2011). Successful PhD Pathways to Advanced STEM Careers for Black Women in Beyond Stock Stories and Folktales: African Americans’ Paths to STEM Fields, Vol. 11., H. T. Frierson and W. F. Tate, Eds. United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Carter, W. (2010, May). Dissertation house: Graduate innovation in PhD completion and retention. In D. E. Chubin, A. L. DePass, & L. Blockus, L. (Eds.), Understanding interventions that broaden participation in research careers: Embracing a breadth of purpose (vol. III, pp. 69-71). Summary of conference presentation at the 2009 Understanding Interventions that Broaden the Participation in Research Careers conference, Bethesda, MD. (Website: http://www.thedissertationhouse.com)
Glenn, D. (2010, March 31) “Help to the Finish Line: Ways to Reduce the Numbers of Ph.D. Dropouts“, The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Sowell, R. S., Bell, N. E., & Kirby, S. N. (2010). Ph.D. Completion and Attrition: Policies and Practices to Promote Student Success, Washington, DC: Council of Graduate Schools.
Bass, S. A., Rutledge, J. C., Douglass, E. B., & Carter, W. Y. (2007). Lessons Learned: Shepherding Doctoral Students to Degree Completion. Washington, DC: Council of Graduate Schools.
Tull, R. G., M. Jackson, M. & Rutledge, J. C. (2003, November/December). The PROMISE of a Better Graduate School Community, In Chemistry.
Bass, S. A., Tull, R. G., Rutledge, J. C., Jackson, M. & Summers, M. F. (2003). Paving the Pathway to the Professions: Institutional Practices to Facilitate the Success of a Diverse Doctoral Student Population, Journal of Higher Education Strategists, Vol. 1, No. 3.
Additional written dissemination:
Tull, R. G., Hester, S., Lo, A., Waradpande, P., & Medina, Y. Addressing the Intersectionality of Underrepresentation and STEM Identity Through Holistic Professional Development for Graduate Students and Postdocs. Conference summary of 2015 Understanding Interventions that Broaden the Participation in Research Careers conference, San Diego, CA. Material to be published in the 2015 report.
Tull, R. G. (2013, Spring).Optimize Your Summer Research Experience. SHPE – Magazine of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Vol. 15., No. 2. p. 20.
Tull, R. G. (2009, Fall). The ‘Imposter Syndrome’ and How to Avoid it. SHPE Magazine – The Official Magazine of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Vol. 11, No. 3.
Tull, R. G., & Anglón, G. C. (2009, May). Outdoor Community Building Retreats as Interventions to Improve Campus Climate for Graduate Students, Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Conference on Understanding Interventions, Bethesda, MD.
Pollack, J. K., Starr, A., and Tull, R. (2009, April). PROFessors-in-training (PROF-it): Preparing Graduate Students for Teaching Opportunities, Proceedings of the Best Practices in Graduate Student Recruitment and Retention Mini-Symposium, Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools Annual Meeting.
Carter, W., Tull, R. G., & Rutledge, J. C. (2008, April). Dissertation House, Proceedings of the Best Practices in Graduate Student Development Mini-Symposium, Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools Annual Meeting.
Tull, R. G. (2006). Extending Expectations of Excellence: A Multi-ethnic Recruitment and Retention Guide for West Chester University’s Graduate Programs of Study, (unpublished manual).