Women's Research on Women Symposium Honors Women's History Month

Date: February 21, 2014

Women’s history month is an annual worldwide event to celebrate and highlight the contributions of women in history and contemporary society. The public celebration of women’s history began in the 1970s as a weeklong celebration and expanded to a month, observed every March in the U.S.

In honor of women’s history month, the College of Education and Human Development Office of Organization Development and Diversity Initiatives, the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development Climate and Diversity Committee and the Center for Research in Educational Leadership are sponsoring a symposium featuring Texas A&M University faculty who are conducting a wide range of research on women, girls and gender issues.

Join us for a panel discussion and gallery tour presentations.

When: Monday, March 17, 2014, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Where:  MSC 2405, Light refreshments provided

Please R.S.V.P. by March 7 to indicate your attendance by emailing Minjun Kim, EAHRD graduate research assistant, mjkim37 [at] tamu [dot] edu

Symposium Agenda
2:00        Welcome
Dr. Douglas Palmer, Dean, College of Education and Human Development
Dr. Nancy Watson, TAMU, Assistant Dean for Organization Development and Diversity Initiatives, College of Education and Human Development  

2:05        Symposium Panel

Introduction
Dr. Beverly J. Irby, TAMU, Professor, Chair of P-12 Educational Administration, Associate Department Head- Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, and Director of Educational Leadership Resource Center, College of Education and Human Development

Gender-linked Cognitive and Social Behavior
Dr. Gerianne Alexander, Professor and Associate Dean, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts

African American Girls and Latina Girls in Elementary School in STEM
Patricia Larke, Professor, Teaching Learning and Culture and Dr. Gwendolyn Webb-Hasan, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Human Resource Development, College of Education and Human Development

Black Women and Hair
Professor Rebecca Hankins, Associate Professor and Curator of African Studies, Library, Cushing Library

Western Feminist Portraiture
Professor Felice House, Assistant Professor, Department of Visualization, College of Architecture

3:30        Gallery Tour Presentations

Introduction
Dr. Gwen Webb-Hasan, TAMU, Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development Climate and Diversity Committee, and Associate Director of Educational Leadership Resource Center, College of Education and Human Development

Anglophone Caribbean Women in U.S. Higher Education
Dr. Mary Alfred, Professor, Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, and Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Research, College of Education and Human Development.

Gender Stereotypes in Textbooks
Dr. Zohreh Eslami, Associate Professor, Teaching Learning and Culture, College of Education and Human Development

Seventeenth-Century Women: Speaking Out for Equality
Dr. Margaret Ezell, Distinguish Professor of English and Sara and John Lindsey Chair of Liberal Arts, College of Liberal Arts

Latina Aggie GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science)
Dr. Elsa Gonzalez, Research Associate, Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, College of Education and Human Development

Women’s Stats Project
Dr. Valerie Hudson, Professor and George Bush Chair, Bush School of Government and Public Service

Synergistic Leadership Theory: First Published Educational Leadership Theory in the Twenty-First Century
Dr. Beverly J. Irby, TAMU, Professor, Chair of P-12 Educational Administration, Associate Department Head- Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, and Director of Educational Leadership Resource Center, College of Education and Human Development

Research on Curves Project
Dr. Richard Kreider, Professor, Thomas A. and Joan Read Endowed Chair for Disadvantaged Youth, and Department Head, Department of Health and Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development

Gender Differences in Early Childhood Gifted Education among Hispanic English Language Learners
Dr. Fuhui Tong, Associate Professor, Associate Director of the Center for Research on Dual Language and Literacy Acquisition, and Coordinator of the Bilingual Data Center, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development

Yinan Fan, Doctoral Candidate, Bilingual Programs, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development

Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, Professor, Director of Bilingual Programs, and Director of the Center for Research on Dual Language and Literacy Acquisition Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development

Dr. Barbara Polnick, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, College of Education, Sam Houston State University

Social Networking –Women’s Career Development
Dr. Jia Wang, Associate Professor Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development,  College of Education and Human Development and President, Women’s Faculty Network, TAMU

eMentoring – Women’s Career Network
Dr. Jia Wang, Associate Professor Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, College of Education and Human Development and President, Women’s Faculty Network, TAMU

RNAs in Obesity
Dr. Beiyan Zhou, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences

4:00        Final Comments:  Dr. Nancy Watson, TAMU, Assistant Dean for Organization Development and Diversity Initiatives, College of Education and Human Development