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The AAMU ADVANCE Leadership Team:

  • Dr. Jeanette Jones, PI, Distinguished Professor of Biology and Faculty Trustee, AAMU Board of Trustees;
  • Dr. Tonya Perry, Professor & Chairperson, Department of Social Work, Psychology & Counseling;
  • Dr. Padmaja Guggilla, Co-PI, Professor and Interim Chair of Dept. of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics;
  • Dr. Malinda Swoope, Co-PI, Special Assistant to the President and Associate Professor of Chemistry;
  • Dr. Martha Verghese, Co-PI, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Food Science & Animal Sciences and
  • Ms. Dianne Kirnes, Program Manager.

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The AAMU ADVANCE Leadership Team: L to R: Dr. Malinda Gilmore, Co-PI, Special Assistant to the President and Associate Professor of Chemistry; Dr. Jeanette Jones, PI, Distinguished Professor of Biology and Faculty Trustee, AAMU Board of Trustees; Ms. Dianne Kirnes, Program Manager; Dr. Tonya Perry, Co-PI, Professor & Chairperson, Department of Social Work, Psychology & Counseling; Dr. Martha Verghese, Co-PI, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Food Science & Animal Sciences and Dr. Padmaja Guggilla, Co-PI, Professor and Interim Chair of Dept. of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. 

AAMU ADVANCE Advisory Board

  • Daniel Wims, Chair, AAMU, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Research
  • Patricia Sims, Co-Chair, F. Drake State Technical & Community College, President
  • Jarrett Walton, AAMU – Director of Human Resources
  • Pamela Arrington, AAMU – Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Education
  • Kimberly Sinclair Holmes, Alabama Cooperative Extension, Assistant Director
  • Sheila Nash Stevenson, NASA – Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Pamela W. Whitehead, Missile Defense Command – Redstone Arsenal