ADVANCE - Purdue and the Center for Faculty Success

Center for Faculty Success


At the heart of ADVANCE-Purdue is the Purdue Center for Faculty Success (PCFS), a campus center focused on developing programming and implementing activities and events for faculty on the West Lafayette campus.

Purdue represents a prime oportunity for women's advancement in all STEM fields across the University's 11 colleges. The number of women in STEM tenure-track faculty positions has nearly doubled since fall 2000, based on data gathered from Purdue's four leading STEM-driven colleges - Agriculture, Engineering, Technology and Science.

Tenure-Track STEM Department Faculty Headcount

Graph of Faculty Headcount

STEM Colleges and Departments

College of Agriculture
STEM Departments:

  • Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany and Plant Pathology
  • Entomology
  • Food Science
  • Forestry and Natural Resources
  • Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
  • Youth Development and Agricultural Education

For more information:
Linda Mason

College of Engineering
STEM Schools:

  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Bimedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Education
  • Environmental and Ecological Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering

For more information:
Klod Kokini

College of Health and Human Sciences
STEM Departmens:

  • Nutrition Science
  • Psychological Sciences

For more information:
Howard Zelaznik

College of Liberal Arts 
STEM Departmens:

  • Anthropology
  • Sociology

For more information: 
Joan Marshall



College of Pharmacy 
STEM Departmens:

  • Industrial and Physical Pharmacy
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular
  • Pharmacology

For more information: 
Eric Barker

College of Science
STEM Departments:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics

For more information:
Joe Francisco

College of Technology
STEM Departments:

  • Aviation Technology
  • Building and Construction Management
  • Computer and Information Technology
  • Computer Graphics Technology
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Technology
  • Technology Leadership and Innovation
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology

For more information:
Mary Sadowski

School of Vetrinary Medicine
STEM Departments:

  • Basic Medical Sciences
  • Comparative Pathobiology

For more information:
Sandy San Miguel

About ADVANCE-Purdue

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The ADVANCE 2013 Gender and STEM Research Symposium was held on November 13-14th.  Proceedings from this symposium are available through Purdue e-Pubs.


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