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Renetta G. Tull, CV – April 2017 

Updated April 9, 2017

Student/Mentee Testimonials

2017 Vice President of Initiatives (Int.) – Latin and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI)

2016 ABET Claire L. Felbinger Diversity Award

2015 Top 3 Finalist, Global Engineering Deans Council/Airbus Diversity Award (Representing the USA; with finalists from Germany, and the United Arab Emirates)

  • University System of Maryland (USM – 12 Institutions) Director for Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development, and Special Assistant to the USM Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (On detail part-time from UMBC)
  • Associate Vice ProvostGraduate Student Development & Postdoctoral AffairsUniversity of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland)


Short Bio

Renetta Garrison Tull is Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland), where she is the Co-PI and Founding Director for the National Science Foundation’s PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) for the 12 institutions in the University System of Maryland, and Co-PI Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridge to the Doctorate at UMBC. Dr. Tull has worked with thousands of students from Alaska to Puerto Rico, and in Latin America through graduate school preparation workshops that have been sponsored by AGEP, The National GEM Consortium, National Society of Black Engineers, Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society for the Advancement of Chicano, and Native American Scientists, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, and the Alliance/Merck Ciencia Hispanic Scholars Program. She has presented workshops on graduate school admissions, “The Success Equation,” STEM initiatives, and PhD Completion in Panama, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Puerto Rico, and schools across the United States. Tull is on the board of advisors for the PNW-COSMOS Alliance to increase the number of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students who complete STEM graduate programs, and is a speaker on “GRADLab” tour with the National GEM Consortium, giving talks around the US on Saturday mornings during the Fall. Tull researched speech technology as former member of the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has co-authored several publications on achievement in STEM fields, and is a mentoring consultant for Purdue, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, MIT, and other schools. She co-leads the “ADVANCE Hispanic Women in STEM” project in Puerto Rico, and the Latin and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions’ (LACCEI) “Women in STEM” forum. Tull was a finalist for the 2015 Global Engineering Deans Council/Airbus Diversity Award, and has presented on diversity in the US, Latin America, Europe, Australia, and India. She was honored with the 2016 ABET Claire L. Felbinger Award for Diversity, and is a Tau Beta Pi “Eminent Engineer.”



An effective administrator with research interests in international STEM education, America’s competitiveness, and equal access to higher education.  Technical interests and work are in the areas of speech related applications to medicine, engineering and technology; interests also include accessible technology resources for persons with disabilities.  Diverse work and leadership skills are demonstrated through experience with universities, technology councils, Fortune 500 and start-up companies, medical facilities, and government projects.


Global Diversity & Inclusion in STEM, Access to STEM, Gender Equity and STEM, Diversity and STEM, Access to Education, Graduate Education, Postdoctoral Training, Professional Development


UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON, Madison,Wisconsin, ANNA JULIA COOPER POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, Department of Communicative Disorders, 2000,  Research:  The Impact of Vocal Pathologies on Speech Technology

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Evanston, Illinois, Ph.D., Speech Science, 1999.  Dissertation:  Acoustic Analysis of Cold-Speech: Implications for Speaker Recognition Technology and the Common Cold.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Evanston, Illinois, M.S., ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, 1994.  Thesis: Analyses of Geriatric Laryngectomized Voice for Alaryngeal Speech Enhancement

HOWARD UNIVERSITY, Washington, D.C., B.S., Electrical Engineering,  1991.


Global travel has been sponsored by: The National Science Foundation, the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, Airbus Corporation, the Ana G. Mendez University System (SUAGM – Universidad Metropolitana)

  • Co-leading the “Women in STEM” project for the Latin and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI), representative at the World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF), invitee to activities of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES)
  • Co-PI for the ADVANCE Hispanic Women in STEM project for Puerto Rico
  • LACCEI: Panama, Mexico, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica
  • WEEF: Colombia, Dubai, Italy, Korea
  • Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC/Airbus Diversity activities): Australia
  • International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education: India
  • Ecuador Collaborations – La Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL)
  • Mexico Collaborations – Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Pacific Sciences Congress “Women in STEM” forum – Taiwan
  • International Gender Summit – GS8 Mexico
  • Coming in Fall 2017: Discussions on women and equity in STEM: Malaysia

FACULTY TOOL: The Mentor Mirror:


PROMISE-based publications:

Publications listed though ASEE Peer (American Society for Engineering Education – Papers on Engineering Education Repository):

Selection of Students’ Acknowledgements of R. Tull as a mentor (Unsolicited) in Dissertations and Master’s Theses

  1. Amanuel, Yared, Surface Morphology and Mechanical Properties of a Microwave Plasma Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposited Microtextured Carbide Layer on Co-Cr-Mo Alloy Used for Artificial Joints, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, UMBC, 2007.
  1. Alexander, Lauren M., Professional prerequisites for entry-level technical positions, M.A., Intercultural Communication, UMBC, 2007.
  2. Dyer, Philip S., SoftSeparator: A method for dynamic separation of the signatures generated by two cows walking in tandem over the longitudinally-split floor of the StepMetrix(TM), M.S., Mechanical Engineering, UMBC, 2007.
  1. Siraj, Zaker, Time-varying compression amplification with spectral sharpening, M.S. Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, UMBC, 2008.
  1. Wilson, Marcella J., The comparison of online social networks in terms of structure and evolution, Ph.D., Computer Science, UMBC, 2008
  1. Briggs, LaTese L., Biophysical analysis of the RFX complex: An essential regulator of the adaptive immune system, Doctor of Philosophy, Chemistry, UMBC, 2008.
  1. Garrett, Adia J., The Role of Picture Perception in Children’s Performance on a Picture Vocabulary Test, Ph.D., Psychology, UMBC, 2008
  1. Pollack, Judith K., Study of the Morphology and Physiology of Filamentous Fungi During Nutrient Starvation Using the Parallel Plate Flow Chamber, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, UMBC, 2008
  1. Akobundu, Ucheoma O., Short-term Home-delivered Meal Intervention and the Health, Nutrition and Functional Status of Hospital-Discharged Older Adults, Ph.D., Nutrition, University of Maryland College Park, 2008
  1. Reader, Jocelyn C. Identification and characterization of a novel NUP98-PHF23 fusion gene from acute myeloid leukemia, Ph.D., Genetics, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2009
  1. Bacon, Jennifer N., Culturally Responsive Poetry: The Lived Experience of African-American Adolescent Girl Poets, Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Maryland College Park, 2010.
  1. Glover, Charles N., Computationally Tractable Stochastic Integer Programming Models for Air Traffic Flow Management, Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Maryland College Park, 2010
  1. Williams, Asha-Lateef, IDEA Part C Referrals, Determination of Eligibility, and Services Recommended for Infants and Toddlers Affected by Illegal Substances: A Policy Implementation Study. Ph.D., Special Education, Univ. of Maryland College Park, 2010.
  1. Mozie-Ross, Yvette D., An Examination of High School Graduates Who Identify Teachers as Influential in their Choice of College, D., Higher Education, Policy, and Leadership, University of Maryland College Park, 2011.
  1. Mitchell, Susan M., Software Process Improvement through the Removal of Project-level Knowledge Flow Obstacles| The Perceptions of Software Engineers, Ph.D., Information Systems, UMBC, 2012
  1. McRae, Angela, Teacher Competence Support for Reading in Middle School, Ph.D., Human Development, University of Maryland College Park, 2012
  1. Gomez Riquelme, Luis Angelo, The Lived Experience Of Latina/o Peer Mentees: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Approach, Ph.D., Counseling and Personnel Services, University of Maryland College Park, 2012
  1. Williams, Alexis Y., Applications of Dweck’s Model of Implicit Theories to Teachers’ Self-Efficacy and Emotional Experiences, Ph.D., Human Development, University of Maryland College Park, 2012
  1. Westmoreland, Sophoria, Design thinking: Cognitive patterns in engineering design documentation, University of Maryland College Park, 2012
  1. Connell-Albert, Yvette, Aberrant Signaling in Astrocytomas and Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM): Utilizing Inhibitors of Proliferation as Potential Therapies, George Mason University, 2012