Renetta Garrison Tull

Renetta Garrison Tull
University of Maryland, Baltimore County | UMBC · The Graduate School

PhD, Northwestern University

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Introduction
I am returning to a culture of research after more than 10 years of administration and 2 years of entrepreneurship. I haven't done any work in speaker recognition in years, but I am excited about my current work which focuses on graduate student success, STEM education, preparing future faculty, early career success, postdoctoral career transitions, professional development, women in STEM, and minority achievement. My conference presentations outweigh publications, but I'll post some here.

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Opportunities to participate in international engagement experiences broaden students’ perspectives and perceptions of real world problems. A strong sense of “global engineering identity” can emerge when students are part of international teams that consider solutions to humanitarian challenges. To encourage retention in engineering among undergrad...
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In the spirit of “hack-a-thons” that build solutions, we leveraged resources from NSF Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), ADVANCE, and Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Bridge to the Doctorate programs to co-develop “hacking diversity in STEM” events for underrepresented groups (URG) in STEM. These activitie...
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Hispanic female faculty, especially those in Puerto Rico. remain understudied in the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE’S efforts. To address this need, a strategic, inter-institutional collaboration funded by an ADVANCE grant zoos initiated to investigate the challenges and opportunities for Hispanic female STEM faculty in Puerto Rico that may...
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The problem of PhD attrition, especially at the dissertation-writing stage, is not solely related to mentoring, departments, or disciplines; it is a problem that affects the entire institution. As such, solutions require collaborative efforts for student success. Building on Yeatman’s master–apprentice model, which assumes mastering disciplinary wr...
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Orbits surrounding engineering departments can have negative effects on diverse scholars, and challenges related to broadening participation in engineering can be metaphorical black holes. As an example, inadequate mentoring can cause graduate students to leave engineering degree programs. However faculty mentoring can be influenced by cultures wit...
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In the 21st century, the global knowledge economy faces numerous challenges, which can only be surmounted through the full participation and equal regard of all diverse talents. In engineering education this broadening of participation is of paramount importance, as this field grapples first-hand with how to effectively address many of these global...
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Symposia abstract for the 2015 Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Science Careers Conference in San Diego, California.
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This paper presents an exploratory investigation of global scale diversity and inclusion efforts within engineering education. The content is an expansion of work that was shared at the 2015 World Engineering Education Forum’s first special session on “Diversity & Inclusion in Global Engineering.” Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are contextualized to...
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The Mentor Mirror is a "reverse" individual development plan (IDP) for the advisors of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The traditional IDP is focused on the actions of the student/mentee. This document allows the professor/advisor/mentor to reflect upon her/his goals for the mentee's success. The full explanation can be found here: http...
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This paper presents an exploratory investigation of global scale diversity and inclusion efforts within engineering education. Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are contextualized topics that shift objectives from country to country. The role of D&I in engineering education and practice has gained prominence in recent years due to the fact that enginee...
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Issues related to career-life balance (CLB) disproportionally affect women in STEM. These issues disrupt women's career pathways, and in many cases, push them out of academia. In order to halt the exodus of women from academic careers in STEM, universities must develop interventions around CLB that recognize and address the everyday gendered CLB ch...
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De acuerdo con el Instituto de Educación Internacional (IIE – Institute of International Education), existen diferentes razones por las cuales alumnos de países diversos deciden emigrar de sus países de para realizar estudios de posgrado en los Estados Unidos. Algunas de las razones son las siguientes: 1) Ganar experiencia e incrementar el conocimi...
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In the 21th century, participation in the global economy is a necessity for a successful science or engineering career. Advances in cyberinfrastructure and telecommunication have enhanced the ability of faculty and students to engage in transnational scholarship. However, as international collaborations in research continue to increase, it is impor...
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The National Science Foundation’s Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program focuses on increasing the numbers of underrepresented minorities (URM) who will get STEM PhDs and go on to become professors. While typically serving students within STEM fields, the AGEP for our state has broadened its reach to include participa...
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The Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) is a federally funded initiative facilitated by the National Science Foundation [3]. AGEP addresses the need to recruit and retain underrepresented minorities to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The University System of Maryland's (USM) PROMISE AG...
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STEM graduate students will enter a competitive and ever-changing workforce, in which networking and the need to build strong professional connections are mandatory for success. STEM graduate programs need to provide comprehensive career preparation, exposure to a wide range of career types, and networking opportunities. Our approach to professiona...
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Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and he is currently completing his PhD in Instructional Design & Technology with a certificate in Learning Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His research interests focus on informal and collaborative learning, professional development, STEM edu-cation, intercultural training, e-portf...
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In our globalized world, we need professionals who can adapt to the interaction of cultures and countries. Students who are interested in pursuing careers in organizations that have a global or international focus need to be culturally competent. Cultural competence (the ability to interact effectively with people from other cultures and socio-econ...
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Maryland's Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) formed an engineering education outreach collaboration to provide a summer research bridge for graduate students. The research "bridge" connects underrepresented minority graduate students in the College of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Maryland, B...
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PROMISE: Maryland's Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), sponsored by the National Science Foundation, is a consortium that is designed to increase the numbers of underrepresented minority (URM) PhDs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields who will pursue academic careers. A strength of PROMISE is its al...
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Scientists often struggle with how to improve diversity in their field, in part because the problem seems overwhelmingly complex and multi-faceted. Here we attempt to lead women, minorities and others toward success using the tool that many physicists love best: the equation.
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PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), sponsored by the National Science Foundation and led by the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), has designed and implemented programs to recruit underrepresented students for graduate programs in engineering and other science, technology, engineering, a...
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At the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), two NSF funded programs, the Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) and the ADVANCE Program have led to measurable increases in the number of graduate students and faculty from underrepresented minority groups (URM) in STEM. In 2002, PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP launched Grad...
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According to national statistics, small numbers of black American women earn science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degrees. Instead of focusing on this disturbing, well-documented trend, this chapter explores STEM career success among black female graduate students who enroll in and complete PhD programs. In other words, we are engaged...
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A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY AMONG students can foster retention and facilitate successful attainment of the Ph.D. degree. Such a supportive graduate school community, particularly among women and underrepresented minority populations, is being developed within the three public research universities in Maryland. Under a unique alliance called PROMISE, ed...
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Many voice‐enabled computer applications (e.g., voice‐controlled web commands, automatic call centers) use automatic speech recognition (ASR) software that allow users to command the computer by voice. Problems occur because ASR does not exhibit 100% accuracy for all speech patterns. In preparation for future evaluation of nonprototypical voices an...
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An October 1999 survey of several leading speech recognition software manufacturers revealed that the speech technology industry is unprepared to serve users with vocal pathologies in 2000. Companies surveyed had neither prepared for consumers with vocal pathologies nor had immediate plans to alter systems to accommodate the pathological voice by 2...
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Speech affected by colds continues to be an issue in speaker recognition technology. This study is a continuation of the ‘‘cold‐affected’’ speech project [R. G. Tull and J. C. Rutledge, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 99, 2549(A) (1996)] which compared ‘‘cold‐speech’’ and normal/healthy speech of a male subject to analyze differences in vowel durations and mel...
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Parameters of speech produced during winter weather are analyzed to determine the potential influence of distorted voices due to common cold on automatic speaker recognition systems. This research examines speech recorded before, during, and after bouts with the common cold. ‘‘Cold‐affected’’ speech shows noticeable acoustic and phonetic difference...
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Linear predictive synthesis was applied to female alaryngeal speech as an enhancement technique to reduce gender ambiguity during speaker identification. Esophageal speech, a form of alaryngeal speech resulting from the removal of the larynx due to cancer, perturbs the theoretical acoustic models for laryngealspeech. This form of pathological speec...
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Thesis (Ph. D., Communications Sciences and Disorders-Speech and Language Pathology)--Northwestern University, 1999.

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