Joe Colletti (

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Leadership Team
Senior Associate Dean - ADVANCE Council Member

I have been involved with ISU ADVANCE since the original grant from NSF. I am privileged to be in a college that firmly believes and supports the central idea of recruiting, supporting, retaining and advancing women and underrepresented faculty members. 

Through thoughtful engagement - reader theater, workshops, seminars, working groups - CALS strives to enhance the recruitment, retention and advancement of women and underrepresented faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields and beyond. 


Aileen Keating (

CALS Equity Adviser

As the Equity Advisor for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, I have a role within the college to transform opportunities for women and underrepresented faculty. I work with the other college EAs and the ISU ADVANCE team to design strategies to support diversity, equity and inclusion. I also contribute to recruitment and training activities, train search committees and consult on issues related to mentoring, professional development, promotion, leadership opportunities, and departmental climate.