Dr. Renetta G. Tull

Mentor and Co-Founder: Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull

Renetta Tull is Associate Vice Provost for  Graduate Student Development and Postdoctoral Affairs (formerly Assistant Dean) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland.) She is also the Founding Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), a program of the National Science Foundation.


Renetta Tull works with both faculty and students. She is trained as an engineer and speech scientist, but as an Assistant Dean, she has been a speaker and participant of programs of other disciplines such as the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland Baltimore, La Escuela de Asuntos Ambientales (The School of Environmental Sciences) at Universidad Metropolitana in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the American Institute of Mathematics in Palo Alto, California.  Dr. Tull’s greatest joys come when she is able to help students to achieve their goals and dreams.

Renetta Tull is a former member of the board of the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools. She is a regular speaker at universities (e.g., MIT and Cornell), and at conferences such as the National Society of Black Engineers and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.  She takes appointments at UMBC and will meet with as many students as possible at conferences and throughout her travels as she speaks for the GEM GRADLab “Graduate School Tour.”

Renetta Tull Online – Professional Page with CV: 


Renetta Tull on Linked In:


GEM Award Press Release:


Personal Website and Blog: http://renettatull.wordpress.com/

Dr. Tull will answer questions online.  Follow her (@Renetta_Tull) and connect! http://twitter.com/#!/Renetta_Tull

Consultations with Dr. Tull at UMBC and in various locations across the U.S. are paid for and sponsored by The National Science Foundation’s PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP, the UMBC Graduate School, The National GEM Consortium, Universidad Metropolitana (UMET, Puerto Rico), Cornell University, MIT, The Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Institute for Broadening Participation.


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Sample publications:


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

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]

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 ProgramsProceedings 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.

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