GWISE Advisory Board

At its outset, GWISE created an advisory board of key administrators, professors, and professions within and beyond Boston University to help develop its strategic vision. As GWISE grows over the years, we hope to utilize Advisory Board meetings to reflect more broadly on GWISE and its place within the community. We meet with the Advisory Board once each year to reflect more broadly on GWISE’s effectiveness and its place within the community. We draw upon the Advisory Board’s experience and insight to improve our organization. The goal of our this annual meeting is to update them on our progress and to solicit feedback to enable us to better serve the community and fulfill our mission.


Jeffrey Hughes, Associate Dean of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

GWISE Advisor

Andrew West, Professor of Astronomy

Internal to BU

Tim Barbari, Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs
Tom Bifano, Director of Photonics Center
Beverly Brown, Director for the Center for Global Health and Development and for the Officer of Technology Development, Leads GWISE Book Club
Kenneth Elmore, Dean of Students
Gretchen Fougere, College of Engineering Assistant Dean of Outreach and Diversity
Bennett Goldberg, Professor of Phyics, PI on WISE-UP and GK-12
Nicole Hawkes, Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives
Kenneth Lutchen, Dean of the College of Engineering
Gloria Waters, Dean of Sargent College
Julie Sandell, Associate Provost for Faculty Development
Virginia Sapiro, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences


Ed Bertschinger, Professor of Physics at MIT, Institute Community and Equity Officer
Sarah Cardozo-Duncan, Career Strategist
Joannes Kamens, Executive Director of Addgene, President-emeritus of AWIS