TIGERS Advocates

  • Academics at Clemson University, Clemson SC
  • Faculty at Clemson University, Clemson SC
  • Faculty at Clemson University, Clemson SC
  • Faculty at Clemson University, Clemson SC

Do you want to make Clemson a more welcoming, inclusive, and supportive workplace for all faculty? Become a TIGERS Advocate!

Mission Statement

The TIGERS Advocates is a community of Clemson men who support the vision of the TIGERS Advance Project, in principle and through action. Our primary goal is to unlock the potential residing in all faculty at Clemson University by fostering and encouraging a more inclusive community via engagement with the men of Clemson to address existing gender bias and ingrained inequities.

How you can get involved:

Part of the NSF-funded ADVANCE initiative, TIGERS Advocates is a newly-forming group of faculty interested in supporting equality in their departments, colleges and throughout the university.  Advocates are expected to be active and effective proponents of gender diversity and equality specifically in terms of increasing the number of women and underrepresented faculty, encouraging the hiring for and promotion of women and underrepresented faculty into administrative positions, and ensuring the fair and equitable treatment of all faculty within their academic units.

Advocates will be mentored on issues like covert bias, institutional bias, and institutional climate. All are welcome to apply, but Advocates may need to speak out, challenge departmental, college, or university culture, and/or question administrators.

The initial advocate training is 2 hours and will provide trainees with the tools to recognize and combat micro-aggressions in their daily work life. No specific additional time commitment is required. For those with a desire to expand their involvement with the Advocates training, Senior Advocate positions will be available for those who are interested in taking on the role of training future groups of Advocates.

Upcoming Trainings 

If you or someone you know would be a great TIGERS Advocate, please see below for upcoming trainings 


  • Mentoring Session for Previously Trained Advocates- September 24th from 1-3pm-  Zoom meeting Link 

  • Advocates Training- October 15th from 1-3 pm- Please register here

  • Advocates
    • Ashok Mishra
      Andrew Whitehead
      Andrew Tyminski
      Barry Garst
      Bill Lasser
      Brent Hawkins
      Brian Dean
      Brian Dominy
      Bryan Denham
      Bryan Miller
      Brygg Ullmer
      Burak Eksioglu
      Carl Hollingsworth
      Carlos Nicolas Gomez
      Chad Sosolik
      Charles Chancellor
      Charles Starkey
      Charlie Rice
      Charlie Wei
      Chris Kitchens
      Chris Norfolk
      Chris Parkinson
      Christopher Vinson
      Claudio Cantalupo
      Corey Kalbaugh
      Dale Layfield
      Dan Anderson
      David Feliciano
      Daniel Noneaker
      Darren Linvill
      David Ladner
      David Neyens
      Derek Wilmott
      Doug Hirt
      Douglas Bielenberg
      Ed Rock
      Edmond Bowers
      Eric Benson
      Eric Davis
      Eric Pernotto
      Eric Morris
      Fred Switzer
      Feng Chen
      Greg Ramshaw
      Harrison Pinckney
      Harry Kurtz
      J. Antonio Baeza
      James A. McCubbin
      James Morris
      Jason McNeill
      Jeff Hallo
      Jeffrey (Kip) Kingree
      Jerad Green
      Jeremy Mercuri
      Jim Spencer
      John DesJardins
      John Gaber
      John Whitcomb
      Jon Harcum

      Joseph Culin
      Joseph Mai
      Joseph Mazer
      Josh Summers
      Kalyan Piratla
      KC Wang
      Kelly Smith
      Kevin Finneran
      Kyle Barrett
      Mark Blenner

    • Mark Schlautman
      Mark Small
      Matt Brownlee
      Matt Turnbull
      Matt Koski
      Matthew Macauley
      Michael Childress
      Michael LeMahieu
      Michael Sears 
      Mik Carbajales-Dale
      Modi Wetzler
      Murali Sitaraman
      Nathan McNeese
      Nigel Kaye
      Nishanth Tharayil
      Oliver Myers
      Patrick Rosopa
      Patrick Warren
      Peter Laurence
      Rajendra Bordia
      Richard Brooks
      Rick Blob
      Rob Baldwin
      Robert Polomski
      Ron Andrus
      Ryan Toole
      Scott Dutkiewicz
      Scott Mason
      Sean Williams
      Sean Sather-Wagstaff
      Stephen Moysey
      Steve Creager
      Steven N. Jeffers
      Sourabh Dhingra
      Andrew Poehlman
      Taufiquar Khan
      Tharon Howard
      Thomas Britt
      Thompson Mefford
      Tommy Cousins
      Tony Cawthon
      Tony Penna
      Travers Scott
      Wayne Sarasua
      William Pennington
      William R Marcotte Jr
      Zhaoxu Meng
      Zhen Li

  • Senior Advocates

    Harry Kurtz
    Lead Senior Advocate

    Michael Childress
    Sean Sather-Wagstaff
    Mark Schlautman
    Josh Summers
    Brygg Ullmer
    Scott Mason

  • Advocate Advisory Board

    Caitlin Dyckman
    Advocate Advisory Board Coodinator

    Martine LaBerge
    Denise Anderson
    Heidi Zinzow
    Mary Beth Kurz
    Hala Nassar
    Mary Ann Raymond