About the Alliance

Framingham State University is leading an MUS alliance with Bridgewater State University and Worcester State University to develop, implement , and institutionalize an equity-minded model for advancing early career STEM faculty who are members of AGEP populations: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. 


Dr. Arnaa Alcon

Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Co-PI, Bridgewater State University

Martina Arndt, Ph.D., MBA G'21

Interim Dean for the Bartlett College of Science and Mathematics PI, Bridgewater State University

Dr. Daron Barnard

Professor of Biology and Director, Aisiku STEM Center, Co-PI, Worcester State University

Margaret Carroll, Ph.D.

Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Co-PI, Framingham State University

Susan Dargan, Ph.D.

Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Co-PI, Framingham State University

Dr. Sabrina Gentlewarrior

Vice President of Student Success and Diversity, Co-PI, Bridgewater State University  

Dr. Nicole Glen

Interim Associate Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs, Co-PI, Bridgewater State University 

Linda S. Larrivee, Ph.D.

Dean of the School of Education, Health, and Natural Sciences PI, Worcester State University

Henry Theriault, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, Worcester State University

Kristen Porter-Utley, Ph.D.

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, Co-PI, Framingham State University

Reema Zeineldin, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lead PI, Framingham State University

  Grant Manager for the NSF-AGEP Grant:

Elizabeth A. Foss, MSM

Grant Manager-Data Analyst


AGEP Leadership Fellows (Coordinators and Planners of Events)

Dr. Cara Pina

AGEP Leadership Fellow, Framingham State University, Assistant Professor, Biology and CELTSS Director of Mentoring

Dr. Eihab Jaber

AGEP Leadership Fellow, Worcester State University, Professor, Chemistry

Dr. Ishara Mills-Henry

AGEP Leadership Fellow, Framingham State University, Associate Professor, Dept. Of Food Science and Chemistry

Dr. Uma Shama

AGEP Leadership Fellow, Bridgewater State University, Professor-Mathematics; Co-Director for GeoGraphics Lab

AGEP Mentors

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This website and all materials produced as part of this project are supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grants: 2149849, 2149858, 2149883. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.