Dr. Rose's research interests include bystander intervention to reduce gender and race bias, strategies to increase women in STEM, romantic relationships, sexuality, and friendship, sexual orientation, bias crimes, and domestic violence, and career development for women faculty.


FIU ADVANCE is supported by a five-year $3.2 million Institutional Transformation grant awarded in 2016 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for FIU to develop innovative organizational change strategies to produce comprehensive change within an academic institution across all STEM disciplines. Provost Kenneth G. Furton serves as the project PI, and Suzanna Rose, Yesim Darici, Mike Heithaus, and Ranu Jung are Co-PIs. The goal of FIU’s ADVANCE program is to develop institutional structures, processes, and climate that build an affirming and fair workplace for women and underrepresented groups.

FIU ADVANCE is guided by four objectives: Attract, recruit, retain, and promote more women STEM faculty, particularly underrepresented minority women, to better reflect the demographics of the FIU student body; educate faculty about gender-by-ethnic biases and microclimates that affect the advancement of women; move faculty from insight to action to promote gender equity by developing and implementing an evidence-based intervention program and a university-wide diversity, inclusion, and excellence plan; and to develop the ADVANCE Florida Network, a joint steering committee and seminar series for women STEM faculty and postdoctoral fellows comprised of the Florida metropolitan research universities of FIU, University of Central Florida, and University of South Florida.

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