• UNH ADVANCE banner
    An NSF funded program to improve the climate for UNH faculty through fair and equitable policies, practices, and leadership development.
  • ADVANCE IT- Search Committee Seminar
    GEAR UP with interactive theater: Seeking to improve the faculty search process by educating about micro-aggressions and unconscious bias.
  • Sarah Redfield addressing REAL workshop attendees
    Reaching Excellence in Academic Leadership (REAL) by providing opportunities to further enhance the leadership of chairs and directors through the development of skills and tools to create positive department climates.
  • Abigail D’Ambrosia and Will Clyde
    UNH ADVANCE is committed to mentoring as path to career success.


The goal of UNH ADVANCE is to improve faculty climate and academic leadership through increased fairness, transparency, and clarity of recruitment, retention, and promotion and tenure policies and practices. While the ADVANCE grant is directed at retaining and advancing women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), the overall goal to transform the climate of the university benefits the entire UNH faculty.

ADVANCE Spotlight

Vicki Banyard, Ph.D

Vicki Banyard, Ph.D, professor of Psychology with an affiliation with the Justice Studies Program, is the UNH ADVANCE Faculty Fellow leading the ADVANCE social science research study including the development and analysis of the UNH Faculty Climate Survey. She is also a research and evaluation consultant with Prevention Innovations. Due to her extensive experience in this field, she was recently given a position with the United States Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women to do research and evaluation with their Campus Grants Program which aims to end sexual assault, relationship abuse, and stalking.


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Climate Survey Results

Based on the results of the 2013 Faculty Climate Survey, UNH ADVANCE has produced two reports on the respondents who took the survey and faculty perceptions on issues of influence, fit, fairness.

Check back soon for additional reports.

"National Academy of Sciences set to have its first female president"

The Washington Post

By Rachel Feltman
July 7, 2015

UNH Center Releases Sexual Assault Prevention Findings to White House

Prevention Innovations Research Center (PIRC) at the University of New Hampshire released a report, “It’s Not Just the What but the How,” prepared for the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. The findings inform strategies for the prevention of and response to sexual violence on college and university campuses.

Cyberbullying Less Emotionally Harmful To Kids Than In-Person Harassment

In a study published by the American Psychological Association, a team of UNH researchers, led by assistant research professor Kimberly J. Mitchell, Ph.D., found that bullying that starts and stays online is no more harmful than in-person bullying.  In fact, the study finds that online bullying tends to persist for a shorter duration than in-person bullying and does not involve significant power imbalances.

UNH Physicist Patricia Solvignon Receives US DOE Early Career Research Program Award

Dr. Solvignon’s research topic is “New Studies of Short-Range Correlations and their Effects on Nuclei.”  She is one of only 44 researchers to receive the Department of Energy Early Career Research Program award this year.

"The Academic Advantage: Gender Disparities in Patenting"

Public Library of Science (PLoS) One

Authors: Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Chaoqun Ni, Jevin D. West, Vincent Larivière
May 27, 2015

We've Moved

UNH ADVANCE has moved to Dimond 356. Please drop by to say hello or to see our new space.

Events & Opportunities


Building Blocks for Your Career

A professional development lunch series for faculty hosted by UNH ADVANCE in partnership with the UNH Research Development Office.


UNH ADVANCE is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 STEM Women Visiting Scholars Program. Learn more about the program and application details here.

AWIS Webinar: Women Breaking In: How Choices Shape STEM Careers

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM EDT

Click here for more information & to register


Women’s Celebration Lunch:  Telling Our Stories

Keynote Maggie Fogarty, Co-Director of the American Friends Service Committee NH, will share stories of advocacy for NH residents facing barriers to affordable housing and fair wages for women. She brings us ways to make positive changes.


The Women’s Commission will celebrate the work of two faculty members, Kate Hanson and Mary Moynihan, for their work toward the full participation of women at UNH.

MUB Strafford Room
12:10 - 1:15 PM
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Click here for the flyer