June 14, 2009
June 14, 2009
June 17, 2009
Women in Engineering
14.851.1 - 14.851.5
Life After Tenure: Leadership Roles in Academia
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.
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.
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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