PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP and its programs, e.g., Dissertation House, Summer Success Institute (SSI), Professors-in-Training (PROF-it), are mentioned in the following articles and abstracts:

Medina, H., Tull, R. G., Pearlman, J. L., Goldberg, M. L., (2013). QoLT Engineering Education Outreach Facilitates Systems Analysis Study for Wheelchair Use in Mexico.  9th Annual Global Student Development Forum, Cartagena, Colombia. (Poster)  Extended Abstract.

Tull, R. G., Medina, H., Pearlman, J., & Goldberg, M. R. (2013). An Emerging Impact from an Engineering Education Outreach Collaborative “Bridge” Program: Graduate Student Participation in Wheelchair Mobility Research for Mexico.  #RP207, Proceedings of the Eleventh LACCEI Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology (LACCEI’2013) “Innovation in Engineering, Technology and Education for Competitiveness and Prosperity,” August 14 – 16, 2013, Cancun, Mexico.

Westmoreland, S. N.  (2013). A Post-PhD Reflection on Dissertation House as a Best Practice, Intersections & Inequality, R. E. Zambrana , Ed., College Park, Maryland: The Consortium on Race, Gender, & Ethnicity, p. 25-26.

Williams, A. Y.  (2013). Dissertation House as Best Practice: A Reflection, Intersections & Inequality, R. E. Zambrana, Ed., College Park, Maryland: The Consortium on Race, Gender, & Ethnicity, p. 23-25.

Carter-Johnson, F. D., Ordóñez Rozo, P.,  Tull, R. G., and Nino, M.  (2013). Examining the Intersection of Graduate Student Funding, Mentoring,and Training as a Mechanism of Success for Peer Mentors and their Mentees, paper ID#7626. 120th Annual Conference of the American Association of Engineering Education, Atlanta: ASEE

Pollack, J. (2012, December 3). PROMISE Partnership Prepares Grad Students for the Professoriate. The Business Monthly. (Posted in: FOCUS ON TECHNOLOGY & EDUCATION)

Imler, C. and Tull, R. (2012, November 30). Stem Tide of Grad Student LossesThe Daily Record (Baltimore, Md.), p. 19.

Goldberg, M., Milleville, M. Ding, D., Simmons, R., Brown, S., & Collins, D. (2012). Developing Future Generations of QoLT Researchers through Education, Outreach, and Diversity Initiatives, in Quality of Life Technology Handbook (Robert Shultz, Ed.).  p. 270.

Tull, R. G.,  Rutledge, J.C.,  Warnick, J. W.,  and Carter, F. D. (2012). PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate Enhances Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Minority Graduate Students. Academic Medicine, 87(11), p. 1562-1569.

Tull, R. G.,  and Tull, D. L. (2012, September). A Formula for Success. Optics and Photonic News. [The paper describes "The Success Equation." Download the PDF.]

Tull, R. G., Nino, M.  and Ramoutar, N. (2012).  Preparing for Engineering and Other STEM Graduate/Post-Graduate Masters and Doctoral Programs.  Proceedings of the Tenth LACCEI Latin American and Caribbean Conference (LACCEI 2012), Megaprojects: Building Infrastructure by fostering engineering collaboration, efficient and effective integration and innovative planning, July 23-27, 2012, Panama City, Panama.  [Spanish Version of Section 4 here: Preparación para Programas de Maestría y Doctorado]

Carter-Johnson, F. D., Ordóñez Rozo, P., and Tull, R. G. (2012). Peer Mentoring and Graduate Student Funding: an Emerging Professional Development Intervention for Peer Mentors and their Mentees. (Abstract). 5th Annual Conference on Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Research Careers (UI5) , Baltimore, May 10-12, 2012. 

Reed, A. M. and  Tull, R. G.  (2012). Reducing the Bottleneck: Breaking the Bottle! Addressing the Recruitment of Postdocs through Best Practices of AGEP and ADVANCE Horizons Programs. Proceedings of WEPAN 2012, Columbus, OH.  Abstract: Webpage

Rutledge, J.C., Carter-Veale, W.Y.  & Tull, R. G. (2011).  Successful PhD Pathways to Advanced STEM Careers for Black Women in Beyond Stock Stories and Folktales: African Americans’ Paths to STEM Fields, Vol. 11., H. T. Frierson and W. F. Tate, Eds. United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.

Hrabowski, F. (2011). Institutional Change in Higher Education: Innovation and Collaboration, Policy Paper: Strategies to Increase STEM Achievement in Higher Education, McGraw-Hill Research Foundation.

Byrne, R.  (2011, Fall) “The Write Stuff”, UMBC Magazine. p. 12

Detrick, L.,  Hernandez, S., Johnson,  A., Jones, D.  &  Tull, R. (2011). Addressing Institutional Barriers in Broadening Participation of Women and Underrepresented Groups in Engineering Higher Education, WEPAN Conference, Seattle, WA.

Matthews, J. N. A. (2011, March).  For underrepresented minorities, bridge programs ease transition to PhD studies, Physics Today, Vol. 4, No. 3

Ponjuan, L., Gasman, M., Hirshman, E., & Esters, L. L. (2011). “ A New Hope: Recruiting and Retaining the Next Generation of Faculty of Color“, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Issue Brief – Council on Access, Diversity and Excellence (

Glenn, D. (2010, March 31) “Help to the Finish Line: Ways to Reduce the Numbers of Ph.D. Dropouts”, The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Sowell, R. S., Bell, N. E., & Kirby, S. N. (2010). Ph.D. Completion and Attrition: Policies and Practices to Promote Student Success, Washington, DC: Council of Graduate Schools.

Chubin, D.E., DePass, A. L., & Blockus, L. (2010). Understanding Interventions the Broaden Participation in Research Careers: Volume III. Embracing a Breadth of Purpose. Washington, D.C.: “Dissertation House: Graduate Innovation in Ph.D. Completion and Retention” pp. 69-71.

Council of Graduate Schools. (2008). Ph.D. Completion Project Featured Profile – University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC),

Bass, S. A.,  Rutledge, J. C., Douglass, E. B.,  & Carter, W. Y. (2007). Lessons Learned: Shepherding Doctoral Students to Degree Completion.  Washington, DC: Council of Graduate Schools.

Tull, R. G.,  M. Jackson, M. & Rutledge, J. C. (2003, November/December).  The PROMISE of a Better Graduate School Community, In Chemistry.

Bass, S. A.,  Tull, R. G.,  Rutledge, J. C. , Jackson, M.  & Summers, M. F. (2003). Paving the Pathway to the Professions: Institutional Practices to Facilitate the Success of a Diverse Doctoral Student Population, Journal of Higher Education Strategists, Vol. 1, No. 3.

Additional written dissemination:

Tull, R. G. (2013, Spring) Optimize Your Summer Research Experience. SHPE – Magazine of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Vol. 15., No. 2. p. 20.

Tull, R. G. (2009, Fall). The ‘Imposter Syndrome’ and How to Avoid it. SHPE Magazine – The Official Magazine of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Vol. 11, No. 3.

Tull, R. G.,  & Anglón, G. C. (2009, May).  Outdoor Community Building Retreats as Interventions to Improve Campus Climate for Graduate Students, Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Conference on Understanding Interventions, Bethesda, MD.

Pollack, J. K.,  Starr, A.  and Tull, R. (2009, April).  PROFessors-in-training (PROF-it): Preparing Graduate Students for Teaching Opportunities, Proceedings of the Best Practices in Graduate Student Recruitment and Retention Mini-Symposium, Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools Annual Meeting.

Carter, W., Tull, R. G.,  & Rutledge, J. C. (2008, April).  Dissertation House, Proceedings of the Best Practices in Graduate Student Development Mini-Symposium, Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools Annual Meeting.

Tull, R. G. (2006).  Extending Expectations of Excellence: A Multi-ethnic Recruitment and Retention Guide for West Chester University’s Graduate Programs of Study, (unpublished manual).


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