The CAMPOS Faculty Affiliates Program provides an opportunity for UC Davis faculty to engage with CAMPOS Faculty Scholars in efforts to build diversity within the academic STEM* disciplines and to enhance our campus’s academic engagement with underserved communities.
Membership in a collaborative community of faculty interested in developing new research, teaching and mentoring methods to support diversity at UC Davis
Access to networking and mentoring opportunities
The opportunity to apply for conference travel awards to support professional activities aligned with CAMPOS goals of increasing diversity in STEM (ex: travel to SACNAS, HACU, SHPE, ABRCMS annual meetings)
Priority consideration for enrollment in ADVANCE/CAMPOS professional development opportunities, as they arise
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) – Faculty Success Program
Additional space-limited seminars, roundtables, and networking events.
How can CAMPOS Faculty Affiliates be nominated and appointed?
All UC Davis faculty (Academic Senate and Academic Federation faculty from STEM and non-STEM disciplines) with an interest in contributing to the CAMPOS mission are encouraged to apply to the CAMPOS Faculty Affiliates Program. Applicants should submit the following materials to the CAMPOS Review Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A cover letter explaining how the applicant’s research, teaching, outreach, and mentoring aligns with the CAMPOS mission to support diversity in STEM and increase STEM engagement with underserved communities, including a section that addresses why the applicant would like to become a member of the CAMPOS Faculty Affiliates Program;
A PDF of the faculty applicant’s current CV.
Honorary CAMPOS Faculty Affiliates
Mary Lou de Leon Siantz
Kyaw Tha Paw U
See below for a full list of CAMPOS Faculty Affiliates
Mary Lou de Leon Siantz is a professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She is nationally recognized for her interdisciplinary efforts to prepare health professionals for leadership and policy, and internationally respected for her research in migrant health.
Yvette Flores is a Professor of Chicana/o Studies at University of California, Davis and Co-Investigator of Ninos Sanos/Familia Sana, a USDA-funded study focused on reducing overweight and obesity among Mexican origin children. Dr.
Denneal Jamison-McClung leads the UC Davis ADVANCE team as Program Coordinator and is responsible for managing and supporting the program and initiatives. In this role, she supports Faculty Director Karen McDonald by facilitating communication and outreach, project programming, NSF reporting, and logistical needs of the ADVANCE program.
Susan Kauzlarich is Professor and Chair of Chemistry at UC Davis. Her research interests include synthesis of novel inorganic solids, inorganic nanomaterials for energy applications. In particular, applications of Zintl formalism to the search for new materials with useful properties. Specialties include: thermoelectric materials, nanoparticles for photovoltaic and optoelectrontic applications, nanoparticles as biological probes and for drug delivery.
Dr. Karen McDonald leads the UC Davis ADVANCE Program as Co-Principal Investigator and Faculty Director and provides daily project leadership and management. In collaboration with Chancellor Katehi, Vice Provost Stanton, and Associate Director Shauman, Dr. McDonald is the main point of contact with the External Advisory Board, the Internal Advisory Committee, all initiative committees, Internal and External Evaluators and the NSF ADVANCE Program Officers.
Dr. Oropeza studies the nexus between race and foreign policy: Chicano protest to the Vietnam war, themes of race and empire, Chicano/a history, the history of American foreign relations, post-1945 U.S. history, 1960s U.S. social protest, settler colonialism an and oral history.
Kyaw Tha Paw U is a Professor of Atmospheric Science and Biometeorologist in the Agricultural Experiment Station, at the University of California, Davis Department of Land, Air and Water Resources. His research and teaching activities have been recognized by international awards. His team of students and other colleagues studies the turbulent exchange of trace gases, heat, radiation, and momentum between vegetation and the atmosphere. The team uses advanced computer simulations and field experiments to determine plant ecosystem carbon uptake, water transpiration, methane and nitrous oxide release, the fluid physics of turbulent air flow, and the effects of vegetation on regional scale weather. He and his students teach atmospheric science and plant biology courses.
Kent Pinkerton holds joint appointments in the School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine, and Director of the Center for Health and the Environment. He studies the health effects of environmental air pollutants on lung structure and function and the interaction of gases and airborne particles within specific sites and cell populations of the lungs in acute and chronic lung injury. He also researches the effects of environmental tobacco smoke on lung growth and development.
Dr. Sherman studies the cognitive processes underlying social psychology and behavior; how people perceive themselves, other people and groups of people; how people acquire stereotypes and prejudice; how stereotypes and prejudice affect our perceptions and memories of others, and the extent to which these biases are efficient or even automatic.
The National Science Foundation began supporting ADVANCE initiatives in 2001, and has awarded over $130M in funding for a variety of programs. The most significant efforts seek to create permanent institutional transformation.
Professional disciplinary groups allow members to meet, engage, and share knowledge. This effort is particularly important to foster supportive, collaborative networks among scientists from under-represented groups.
We have compiled multiple publicly available databases of the published research related to NSF ADVANCE program efforts to increase diversity in STEM education and the STEM labor force. These include the literature on implicit bias, mentorship and other topics.
Balance is real challenge facing many faculty, particularly women with children. The perception (and reality) of the inflexibility and rigor of an academic career is one cause for the lack of diversity in STEM disciplines.