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Women's Advisory Council

Women's Advisory Council

The Women’s Advisory Council (WAC) is a critical part of the UD Men for Gender Equity Initiative. The WAC selects and oversees the Men’s Equity Advocates, directs content for Men’s Equity Allies sessions, and informs men of climate issues as it pertains to women. Accountability over Equity Advocates is a critical task of this Council, as is establishing a clear hierarchy with respect to this initiative. Equity Advocates are a group of men-identified faculty, staff and administrators interested in learning from women faculty and staff members in departments, colleges, and the university in order to create equitable treatment at UD.

Women's Advisory Council: 2019-2021

  • Jordyn Baker, Case Manager, Equity Compliance Office
  • Laura Bistrek, Executive Director, Diversity in Engineering Center, School of Engineering
  • Shane Borah, Graduate Assistant, UD Men for Gender Equity Initiative, Women's Center
  • Dr. Lisa Borello, Director, Women’s Center
  • Marie Gaeke, Sr. Administrative Assistant, Department of Engineering Management, Systems & Technology, School of Engineering
  • Dr. V. Denise James, Associate Professor, Philosophy and Director, Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Dr. Allison Leigh, Director of Marianist Strategies, Office for Mission and Rector
  • Dr. Rochonda Nenonene, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education, and Co-Program Director, Urban Teacher Academy
  • Dr. Erin O'Mara, Associate Professor, Psychology
  • Angie Petrovic, Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator, Athletics
  • Dr. Margie Pinnell, Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff Development, School of Engineering
  • Dr. Danielle Poe, Associate Dean for Curriculum and Academic Outcomes, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Gretchen Sabin, Director, Information Technology, School of Business Administration
  • Tiffany Taylor Smith, Executive Director for Inclusive Excellence Education, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Julie Zink, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Professor, Lawyering Skills, School of Law
Share Your Experience´╗┐
The Women's Advisory Council invites you to submit any comments, questions, or concerns related to gender equity and campus climate. The form is anonymous, and will not collect any identifying information. The Council will share these comments in aggregate with the Men's Equity Advocates and Allies as we work collaboratively to affect positive change on campus.
Share Your Experience´╗┐


Individuals should email with any questions or concerns.

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