Agenda and Presentations

The National Academies

Seeking Solutions: Maximizing American Talent by Advancing Women of Color in Academia

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June 7-8, 2012
National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20418

Day One: Thursday, June 7

8:30 am Breakfast and Registration
9:00 am WelcomeLance A. Davis, Executive Officer, National Academy of Engineering
9:10-10:10 am  Session I: Statistics on the Career Pathways of Women of Color Faculty in AcademiaModerator: Lydia Villa-Komaroff, Chief Scientific Officer, Cytonome/ST, LLC and Co-chair, Committee on Advancing Institutional Transformation for Minority Women in Academia

Where We Stand: Commissioned Research

Donna Ginther, Professor of Economics, University of Kansas andShulamit Kahn, Associate Professor, School of Management, Boston University  

Sylvia Hurtado, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, Director, Higher Education Research Institute and Member, Committee on Advancing Institutional Transformation for Minority Women in Academia

10:10-10:30 am Public Discussion
10:30-10:45 am Break
10:45-11:45 am Session II: Putting a Face to a Statistic: A Panel of Women of Color in AcademiaModerator: Joan Bennett, Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, Rutgers University and Member, Committee on Advancing Institutional Transformation for Minority Women in Academia

Panelists:

Evelynn Hammonds, Dean of Harvard College, Harvard University

Gilda Barabino, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Georgia Institute of Technology

Patricia Taboada-Serrano, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology

Tamisha Y. Vaughan, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Medicine, Emory University

11:45-12:15 pm Session III: Minority Women and Multiple Marginality: Gender, Race and Equity in Science Education and ResearchModerator: Florence Bonner, Senior Vice President, Research and Compliance, Howard University and Co-chair, Committee on Advancing Institutional Transformation for Minority Women in Academia

Speaker: Joan Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law, College of the Law, University of California, Hastings

12:15-12:30 pm Public Discussion
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch
1:30-3:00 pm Session IV: Concurrent Sessions
  Concurrent Session 1: What Data Can & Cannot Tell Us?Moderator: Alicia Carriquiry, Professor of Statistics, Iowa State University and Member, Committee on Advancing Institutional Transformation for Minority Women in Academia

Speakers: Donna Ginther, Professor of Economics, University of KansasShulamit Kahn, Associate Professor, School of Management, Boston University

Stephen Cohen, Chief Statistician, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, National Science Foundation

Rapporteur: Trisha Vickrey, doctoral student in chemistry, University of Virginia

  Concurrent Session 2: Using a Legal Framework SuccessfullyModerator: Joseph DeSimone, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Member, Committee on Advancing Institutional Transformation for Minority Women in Academia

Speaker: Debra Rolison, Head, Advanced Electrochemical Materials Section, Naval Research Laboratory

Rapporteur: Victoria Gunderson, former Christine Mirzayan Fellow, The National Academies

  Concurrent Session 3: How Does Gender Bias Differ by Race and Ethnicity?Moderator: Vivian Pinn, Director Emerita, Office of Research on Women’s Health, National Institutes of Health and Member, Committee on Advancing Institutional Transformation for Minority Women in Academia

Speaker: Joan Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law & Director of the Center for WorkLife Law, College of the Law, University of California, Hastings

Rapporteur: Gretchen Stanton, doctoral student in chemistry, University of Pennsylvania

  Concurrent Session 4: Where Are Women of Color: Contingent & Administrative Positions in Academia? Moderator: Anthony DePass, Assistant Vice President, Research Development and Director, MBRS Program, Long Island University and Member, Committee on Advancing Institutional Transformation for Minority Women in Academia

Speaker: Cherilynn Shadding, Director of Outreach and Community, School of Medicine, Washington University

Rapporteur: Danielle Haney, Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

  Concurrent Session 5: Work-life and Career Issues for Women of ColorModerator: Florence Bonner, Senior Vice President, Research and Compliance, Howard University and Co-Chair, Committee on Advancing Institutional Transformation for Minority Women in Academia

Speaker: Sylvia Hurtado, Professor, University of California Los Angeles and Director, Higher Education Research Institute and Member, Committee on Advancing Institutional Transformation for Minority Women in Academia

Rapporteur: Tanya Figueroa, doctoral student, Higher Education Research Institute, University of California, Los Angeles

3:00-3:30 pm Plenary: Concurrent Sessions Report Out & Public Discussion
3:30-4:30 pm Session V: Supporting Women of Color through Professional SocietiesModerator: Patrick L. Valdez, Director, College Access and Sucess Initiatives, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities

Panel discussion with representatives from professional societies

Judit Camacho, Executive Director, Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACANAS)

Marian Johnson-Thompson, Chair, Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities, American Society for Microbiology and Professor Emerita of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of the District of Columbia

Suzanne Bennett Johnson, President, American Psychological Association and Distinguished Research Professor, College of Medicine, Florida State University

Linette Watkins, Former Chair, Committee of Minority Affairs, American Chemical Society and Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas State University – San Marcos

4:30-5:00 pm Public Discussion
5:00-6:00 pm Informal Networking Session

Day Two: Friday, June 8

9:00-9:15 am WelcomeJoseph DeSimone, Member, Committee on Advancing Institutional Transformation for Minority Women in Academia and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Lauren Van Wazer, Assitant Director for Cyber Security, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House

9:15-10:15 am Session IV: Impact of Federal AgenciesModerator: Bernadett Gray-Little, Chancellor, University of Kansas

Leading by Example

Jeri L. Buchholz, Chief Human Capital Officer, NASA

Muriel Poston, Director, Human Resources Division, Education Directorate, National Science Foundation

Janine Clayton, Director, Office of Research on Women’s Health, National Institutes of Health

Jim Johnson, Director, National Center for Environmental Research, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency

10:15-11:15 am Session VII: Successful Practices and Strategies for Institutional TransformationModerator: Kelly Mack, Program Director, ADVANCE Program, National Science Foundation

Federal initiatives: ADVANCE and other programs

Loretta Moore, Professor, Computer Science Department & Interim Dean, School of Science and Technology

J. Wayne Jones, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan

Joan Y. Reede, Dean, School of Medicine, Harvard University

11:15-11:30 am Public Discussion
11:30-11:45 am Break
11:45-12:30 pm Closing Session: Next StepsShirley Malcom, Head, Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programs, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
12:30-1:30 pm Networking Lunch & Adjournment