Amy Sue Bix, Ph.D.
About the Speaker:
Amy Sue Bix is an associate professor in the History Department at Iowa State University and director of ISU’s Center for Historical Studies of Technology and Science. Bix has also published a number of articles, book chapters, and essays connected to her specialty in the history of women and gender in science, technology, and medicine. Her subjects include the history of gender and alternative medicine, breast cancer and AIDS research funding, gender and the body in Islamic culture, gendered consumerism and home repair, and the history of female aviators, physicians, and home economists.
Hosted by Carmen Sidbury, Ph.D and Stephanie G. Adams Ph.D
Tuesday, June 9
Although women remain underrepresented in STEM fields, as late as 2008 underrepresented minority women comprised only 2% of full-time full professors with STEM doctorates. This panel session led by Carmen Sidbury, Ph.D and Stephanie G. Adams Ph.D. will feature distinguished women of color in STEM leadership positions. It aims to foster dialogue toward building stronger alliances between WEPAN members that span gender and racial differences with the goal of identifying and addressing the special challenges facing women of color, both students and faculty, in STEM fields. In addition, it will serve as a vehicle to promote successful role models for minority women in STEM and shed light for attendees on issues that pertain specifically to women of color within the broader spectrum of women in STEM.
About the Hosts:
Carmen Sidbury is associate provost for Research at Spelman College. In this role, she provides leadership for the cultivation of research capabilities at the college, and assists in the coordination of activities associated with undergraduate student research and research training programs. She is also leading campus wide initiatives to strengthen the infrastructure and the development of policies and procedures that facilitate involvement of faculty in research and scholarly pursuits.
Dr. Sidbury is a seasoned professional with flexibility and adaptability rooted in a broad experience base, which includes experience in industry, government, and higher education institutions. She has developed strong relationships with local and national programs and serves as a diversity champion to promote the participation of underrepresented minorities in science and engineering.
Stephanie Adams is the Department Head and Professor of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech. She served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the School of Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University from 2008 - 2010 and from 1998 -2008 she was a faculty member and administrator at the University of Nebraska -Lincoln (UNL). She also held the following positions while at UNL: Interim Associate Dean, Graduate Studies; Assistant Dean for Research and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, both in the College of Engineering.
Her research interests include Team Effectiveness, Collaborative and Active Learning, Engineering Education, and Quality Control and Management. In 2003 she received the CAREER award from the NSF to support her goal of designing, developing and validating a model for the facilitation of effective teaming in the engineering classroom.
Hazel Rose Markus, Ph.D., and Alana Conner, Ph.D
About the Speakers:
Hazel Rose Markus is the Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, where she studies how culture, race, ethnicity, social class, and gender make and mirror individual psychologies. A pioneer in the field of cultural psychology, she is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a recipient of the American Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution. She is a Faculty Director of Stanford SPARQ: Social Psychological Answers to Real-world Questions, founder and former director of Stanford's Research Institute of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, and co-director of Stanford's Mind, Culture and Society Laboratory. She received her PhD in psychology from the University of Michigan
Alana Conner is a cultural scientist who studies, writes about, and consults on culture, psychology, and health. As the executive director of Stanford SPARQ: Social Psychological Answers to Real-world Questions, she helps create and share evidence-based solutions to social problems. She collaborates with clients like The World Bank, Kaiser Permanente, and the Stanford School of Medicine to design interventions that enhance the wellbeing of diverse people around the world. Her writings have appeared in many outlets, including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review, where she served as senior editor for five years. She received her PhD in psychology from Stanford University.
Praise for CLASH!
“This book is a passkey that opens many doors. Using one simple principle, Clash! explains some of the most bedeviling cultural divides in our workplaces and communities. It’s mandatory reading for teachers, managers, and parents who want to raise their kids to succeed in a multicultural world.”—Chip Heath, PhD, coauthor, Switch: How To Change When Change Is Hard
Joan Buccigrossi, PhD, formerly the Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Rockwell Automation, and Tchernavia Rocker, General Manager, Employee Relations & Workplace Environment at Harley-Davidson Motor Co., will tell you how they adapted the GDIB to guide the diversity and inclusion efforts of leaders and employees in their The GDIB was developed by Julie O’Mara and Alan Richter, working with an 80-person Expert Panel from around the world, to illustrate the breadth, scope, and relationship of various categories of work that comprise diversity and inclusion work. The 13 categories in four groups – Foundation, Bridging, Internal and External – are usable for all types and sizes of organizations in all sectors around the world. The GDIB is free of change but permission is required. Contact Julie O’Mara at Julie@omaraassoc.com Tool (GDIB)
About the Speaker:
Joan Buccigrossi is a highly regarded leader in diversity and inclusion. She has extensive global corporate and consulting experience and proven skills in leadership development, cultural change, race relations, organizational development, and employee engagement. In her recent role as Director of Global Inclusion and Engagement for Rockwell Automation, Joan lead the company’s diversity, inclusion and engagement efforts world-wide, in partnership with business leaders, employees, and HR professionals. Rockwell Automation is a Fortune 500 company with $6.35 billion in sales, operations in 81 countries, and 22,000 employees. Prior to that, she was the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Kellogg Company, producer of cereal and convenience foods around the world.
Thursday, June 11