Empowering Leadership: Computing Scholars of Tomorrow Alliance

Dr. Renetta Tull, Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale, and Dr. Rubin Landau led two PhD workshops in August 2012: Proposal Writing, recorded session at http://bit.ly/ELA_proposal_writing_Aug2012, and The Final Defense, recorded session at http://bit.ly/ELA_FinalDefense.  

More about the speaker: 

Renetta Garrison Tull is Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Development at UMBC and Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP (alliance members: UMBC, the University of Maryland Baltimore, and the University of Maryland College Park).   Tull earned the B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Howard University, and both the M.S. in Electrical Engineering and the Ph.D. in Speech Science from Northwestern University.  She was an Anna Julia Cooper Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor of Communicative Disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) and a researcher in speaker recognition technology with the Trace Center (Rehabilitation Engineering) prior to coming to UMBC. In her current roles, Tull works to increase community and professional development opportunities for underrepresented graduate students and postdocs at UMBC, UMB, and UMCP through targeted PROMISE AGEP programs that include: Professors-in-Training (PROF-it), Dissertation House, the Community Building Retreat, Fall Harvest, Research Symposium, Reflections Health and Wellness Seminars, and others. These programs, along with PROMISE’s recruitment efforts and the growing recognition of Maryland’s commitment to diversity at the graduate level, have contributed to increases in applications.