Professor Karen McDonald

CHMS Professor Karen McDonald has been appointed as the Faculty Director of the UC Davis ADVANCE program. ADVANCE is a NSF-funded program entitled “Institutional Transformation to Build and Sustain a Diverse Community of Innovative STEM Scholars,” awarded to enhance diversity among university faculty in STEM fields. (Chancellor Linda Katehi is the Principal Investigator). As Faculty Director, Professor McDonald will be an integral part of the leadership and management team, coordinating the ADVANCE initiatives and program activities, interfacing with internal and external advisory boards, evaluators and NSF, and working with the leadership team, initiative Co-Directors, and campus community to advance the goals of the program.