Mentors and Faculty


Susan Elrod
Indiana University-South Bend
Susan Elrod, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Susan Elrod began as the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater on April 15, 2016. Prior to this appointment, she served as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at California State University, Chico (Chico State) from October 2014 - March 2016. At Chico State, she implemented programs to improve faculty diversity and salary equity, revitalized support for research, launched new data dashboard and E-portfolio projects, and assisted the campus in preparing for a presidential transition. Read more »

Benjamin Flores
University of Texas at El Paso
Benjamin Flores, University of Texas, El Paso
Dr. Benjamin C. Flores joined the faculty of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in 1990 after receiving his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University. He is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and has held several administrative positions including Dean of the Graduate School, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies for the College of Engineering, Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and Interim Chair of the Computer Science Department. Read more »

Judith Ramaley
Portland State University
Judith Ramaley, Portland State University
Dr. Judith A. Ramaley is President Emerita and Distinguished Professor of Public Service at Portland State University in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government and President Emerita of Winona State University. She serves on the Board of Campus Compact of Oregon and the Board of Second Nature, an organization devoted to assisting colleges and universities in responding to the challenge of climate change. She served as the 14th President of Winona State University (WSU) in Minnesota from 2005 to May 2012. Read more »

Sue Rosser
San Francisco State University
Sue Rosser, San Francisco State University
Sue Rosser has served as the Special Advisor on Research Development and External Partnerships for the California State University System Office of the Chancellor since September, 2016. From 2009-2016, she was the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at San Francisco State University. From July 1999 – 2009, she served as Dean of Ivan Allen College of liberal arts college at Georgia Institute of Technology, where held the endowed Ivan Allen Dean's Chair of Liberal Arts and Technology. Read more »


Andrea Beach
Western Michigan University
Andrea Beach, Western Michigan University
Dr. Andrea L. Beach is a Professor of Higher Education Leadership and Co-Director of the Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education (CRICPE) at Western Michigan University. She founded and was Director of the Office of Faculty Development at WMU from 2008-2015. She received her Master's degree in Adult and Continuing Education and her PhD in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) from Michigan State University in 1998 and 2003, respectively. Her research centers on organizational change in higher education, support of innovation in teaching and learning, faculty learning communities, and faculty development as a change lever. Read more »

Maura Borrego
The University of Texas at Austin
Maura Borrego, University of Texas at Austin
Maura Borrego is Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Texas at Austin. She previously served as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation, on the board of the American Society for Engineering Education, and as an associate dean and director of interdisciplinary graduate programs. Read more »

Charles Henderson
Western Michigan University
Charles Henderson, Western Michigan University
Charles Henderson is a Professor at Western Michigan University (WMU), with a joint appointment between the Physics Department and the WMU Mallinson Institute for Science Education. He is the co-founder and co-director of the WMU Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education (CRICPE). His research program focuses on understanding and promoting instructional change in higher education, with an emphasis on improving undergraduate STEM instruction. Read more »