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Empowering Women As Leaders And Scholars: Advance Leadership Programs At A Doctoral Stem Dominant University

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2009 Annual Conference & Exposition


Austin, Texas

Publication Date

June 14, 2009

Start Date

June 14, 2009

End Date

June 17, 2009



Conference Session

Focus on Faculty

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Women in Engineering

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14.530.1 - 14.530.10

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Ane Johnson Virginia Tech

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Ane Turner Johnson is the graduate assistant for AdvanceVT at Virginia Tech. Her research interests include higher education and development in Africa, undocumented student access to higher education, and gender issues in the academic sciences and engineering fields. She received her M.S. from George Mason University and her Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.

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Margaret Layne Virginia Tech

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Peggy Layne, P.E., joined Virginia Tech in 2003 as director of the AdvanceVT program. Ms. Layne previously worked as a diversity consultant for the American Association of Engineering Societies and as director of the program on diversity in the engineering workforce at the National Academy of Engineering. Ms. Layne is a registered professional engineer with degrees in environmental and water resources engineering from Vanderbilt University and the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, and worked for 17 years as an environmental engineering consultant. She spent a year as an AAAS Congressional Fellow sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers and served as president of the Society of Women Engineers in 1996-97.

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Janis Terpenny Virginia Tech

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Janis Terpenny is an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Education, and an affiliate faculty of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. She is Director of the Center for e-Design, a multi-university NSF I/UCRC center. Her research focuses on methods and representation schemes for early design process and on engineering design education. Dr. Terpenny was previously faculty at the University of Massachusetts and worked at General Electric (GE), including the completion of a two-year management program. She is a member of ASEE, ASME, IIE, and Alpha Pi Mu and is the Design Economics area editor for The Engineering Economist and the Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design. She also serves on the AdvanceVT leadership team.

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Johnson, A., & Layne, M., & Terpenny, J. (2009, June), Empowering Women As Leaders And Scholars: Advance Leadership Programs At A Doctoral Stem Dominant University Paper presented at 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, Texas.

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