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Life After Tenure: Leadership Roles In Academia

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2009 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Austin, Texas

Publication Date

June 14, 2009

Start Date

June 14, 2009

End Date

June 17, 2009

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

WEPAN and WIED Joint Panel: Life after Tenure--Leadership Roles in Academia

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Women in Engineering

Page Count

5

Page Numbers

14.851.1 - 14.851.5

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https://peer.asee.org/4800

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Donna Reese Mississippi State University

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Donna S. Reese. Professor Reese is currently the Associate Dean for Academics and Administration for the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University and a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. She has been on the faculty at MSU since 1989. She may be reached via email at dreese@engr.msstate.edu.

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Priscilla Nelson New Jersey Institute of Technology

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Dr. Priscilla Nelson. Dr. Nelson is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and International Program Director, and former Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Before NJIT, she held senior staff and executive appointments at the National Science Foundation for 11 years, and was Professor at The University of Texas at Austin for 13 years. She may be reached via e-mail at pnelson@njit.edu.

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Patricia Davies Purdue University

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Dr. Patricia Davies. Dr. Davies currently serves as a professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University and director of the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories. She joined the faculty at Purdue in 1987. She may be reached at daviesp@ecn.purdue.edu.

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Cheryl Schrader Boise State University

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Cheryl B. Schrader is Dean of the College of Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boise State University. Dean Schrader has an extensive record of publications and sponsored research in the systems, control and engineering education fields. Recent recognition related to this work includes the 2005 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Engineering and Mathematics Mentoring from the White House and the 2008 IEEE Education Society Hewlett-Packard/Harriett B. Rigas Award. Dean Schrader received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Valparaiso University, and her M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. in Systems and Control, both from University of Notre Dame.

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W. M. Kim Roddis George Washington University

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Dr. Kim Roddis. Professor Roddis is professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at George Washington University. She has been at GWU since 2004. She may be reached at roddis@gwu.edu

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Life After Tenure: Leadership Roles in Academia

Abstract

This is a panel presentation and is part of the joint ASEE-WIED coordination with the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) in making Wednesday of the ASEE general meeting overlap with the first day of the WEPAN annual conference. The leadership of WEPAN and ASEE-WIED have coordinated to plan a day of activities that will benefit members of both organizations and help to introduce members of each organization to each other and to both organizations. Following the panelist’s presentations, there will be time for questions from the audience to the panel.

Introduction

Although the appointment of women as deans and academic leaders in engineering is becoming more commonplace, women are still underrepresented in academic leadership positions. A panel of women who have successfully moved into leadership positions has been assembled to share their experiences in moving into leadership roles in academia. They hope to provide guidance to other women faculty on how to successfully prepare themselves for leadership positions, move into these positions, and then be successful once they have.

Panelist Introductions

Dr. Priscilla Nelson is currently serving as director of international programs, having stepped down from her position as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) at the end of 2008. Priscilla has degrees in geology and structural engineering and a PhD in geotechnical engineering. She began her faculty career at the University of Texas at Austin where she advanced through the ranks from assistant to full professor. Priscilla spent 11 years at NSF serving in many roles before assuming her current tenured faculty position at NJIT.

Dr. Cheryl Schrader is currently dean of engineering at Boise State University where she has been since 2003. Cheryl’s undergraduate degree is in electrical engineering with an MS and PhD in control systems. She has held positions at McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company, Valparaiso University, Rice University and Chimera Research. She served as associate dean for graduate studies and research at the University of Texas at San Antonio before moving to Boise State to become dean. Two awards of which Cheryl is most proud are the 2005 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring and the 2008 IEEE Education Society Hewlett-Packard/Harriett B. Rigas Award.

Dr. Patricia Davies currently serves as a professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University and director of the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories. Patricia received her BS degree in mathematics and MS and PhD degrees from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at Southampton, U.K. She came to Purdue in 1987 as a visiting professor after

Reese, D., & Nelson, P., & Davies, P., & Schrader, C., & Roddis, W. M. K. (2009, June), Life After Tenure: Leadership Roles In Academia Paper presented at 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/4800

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