Advocates are male faculty and staff who have a record of supporting women faculty and staff. Advocates lead facilitated conversations with other men to expose them to ways of better identifying and behaving as Allies in gender equity. These groups share evidence-based knowledge, skills and strategies to effect positive personal, departmental and institutional change.
Advocates are committed to increasing their understanding of gender bias and its impact on the academic careers of women. They work to develop facilitation materials for male* faculty and staff who are interested in becoming Allies. Once vetted, an Advocate is expected to present two facilitations annually and follow up with informal meetings to discuss case studies.
Advocates also work with the Advocates & Allies Advisory Council (AAAC) composed of staff and faculty of all genders. The AAAC’s role is to advise Advocates, provide them feedback, and help them understand and remain in touch with the experience of women and underrepresented minorities in our academic climate.
*We welcome transgender and nonbinary people who feel comfortable in a setting focused on men’s transformational learning to participate as both Advocates and Allies.
Advocates with an emeritus status have learned evidence-based knowledge, skills and strategies to effect positive personal, departmental and institutional change that supports equity for women faculty and staff and have completed their terms or are no longer at the university.
Rudolph Buchheit, Associate Dean, Administration & Planning Advocate Coordinator Academic Affairs and College of Engineering
Jose Cabral, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Ibba, Chair and Professor, Department of Microbiology
Judson Jeffries, Professor, Department of African American and African Studies, email@example.com
Aaron Kempa, Program Assistant, Engineering Education
Graham Knight, Graduate Administrative Associate, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Jeffrey LeJeune, Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
Trevon Logan, Professor, Department of Economics, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Mauger, Chair and Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology
William Miller, Senior Associate Dean of Research and Professor, College of Public Health, email@example.com
R. Scott Osborne, Vice President, Innovation and Economic Development
Randy Nelson, Chair and Professor, Department of Neuroscience
James Prysock, Director of the Office of Social Justice and Activism, Otterbein University - Student Affairs Division
Thomas Ryan, Executive Director, Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital; Director, Heart and Vascular Center; John G. and Jeanne Bonnet McCoy Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine
Kevin Saghy, Senior Director of Social Media, Head of Audience Activation, University Advancement - Creative and Multimedia
Cesar Seguil, Administrator of Academic Affairs, College of Pharmacy
Vish Subramaniam, Chair and Professor, Advocate Co-coordinator, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Theodoros Teknos, Chair and Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology
David Wilkie, Professor Emeritus, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences
Henry Zerby, Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org