Women’s Research On Women Symposium Highlighted Visionary Women
In honor of Women’s History Month, Texas A&M faculty, staff and students attended the 6th annual Women’s Research on Women Symposium at Texas A&M University on March 26.
The event highlights scholars who conduct research on women, girls, and gender issues. This year, attendees experienced three keynote speakers and a research gallery tour.
“The Women’s Research on Women Symposium, in its sixth successful year, is an annual gathering of academics across Texas A&M University to celebrate and round out Women’s History Month,” said Dr. Beverly Irby, founding organizer of the symposium.
The College of Education and Human Development’s Dean Joyce Alexander welcomed attendees. She highlighted the importance of women issues, echoing this year’s theme, “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence”. She praised the diversity of research featured at this year’s symposium, from women’s healthcare access to cultural education.
Dean Alexander’s remarks were followed by three keynotes. First, Dr. Shannon Deer from Mays Business School spoke about her research, ‘Women’s Transition from the Sex Trade to Legal Work’, highlighting their struggles regarding mindset, lifestyle and health risk management when exiting the trade and entering the legal workforce.
Former public defense attorney, Dr. Amber Baylor, from the Texas A&M School of Law presented her research ‘Centering Women in Prisoners’ Rights Litigation’. She said the women-centered frame in her research was inspired by women’s important, yet little-known role in challenging and changing prison policies on prisoners’ rights dating back to the 1970s in New York.
The final keynote by Dr. Diana Z. O’Brien from the Department of Political Science was titled ‘Citizens’ Responses to Women’s Political Representation’. Her research showed across the political spectrum that when women are involved in the decision-making process the decisions are perceived as more balanced.
Irby and the President of the Women’s Faculty Network, Dr. Gabriela Thornton, introduced attendees to the gallery tour of research. During her remarks, Thornton noted that the symposium included one of the most diverse set of presenters among all meetings she has attended at TAMU.
The research gallery tour featured 17 presentations from scholars around the university, including 10 colleges, and a faculty member at the University of California San Diego.
Participant affiliations include:
- Texas A&M University Mays Business School
- Texas A&M University School of Law
- The Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts
- The Texas A&M Bush School of Government and Public Service
- Texas A&M University Libraries
- The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development in the College of Education and Human Development
- The Teaching and Learning Commons at the University of California San Diego
- The Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture in the College of Education and Human Development
- Texas A&M University School of Public Health
- The Department of Nutrition and Food Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- The Department of Health and Kinesiology in the College of Education and Human Development
- The Department of Education Psychology in the College of Education and Human Development
- The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Irma Lerma Rangel College of School of Pharmacy
- The Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering
- The Department of Hispanic Studies in the College of Liberal Arts
- The Education Leadership Research Center in the College of Education and Human Development
- The Department of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health
The event was sponsored by the Educational Leadership Research Center, the Office of Organization Development and Diversity Initiatives, the College of Education and Human Development, as well as the Women’s Faculty Network and Women’s and Gender Studies.
Graduate Research Assistant for Academic Affairs in CEHD, Elizabeth Pugliese, coordinated the event.
For more information visit elrc.tamu.edu.
Written by Matthew J. Etchells and Dadao Hou
About the Writer
Heather is responsible for news coverage in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, as well as the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development.Articles by Heather
For media inquiries, contact our Media Relations Coordinator, Ashley Green
The 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, released today, list the college’s online graduate programs as 10th in the country.
Through a small institutional grant, Kwok worked with an urban elementary school by purchasing stability ball chairs for each student in one classroom. His goal was to find out if the alternative seating would have an effect on student behavior.
The grant, amounting to $150,000 each year, will enhance teacher quality and update approaches to continuous improvement.
Dr. Guy M. Sconzo will be posthumously awarded the most coveted award in Texas public education. He will be announced as the 2020 recipient of the Golden Deeds for Education Award at the Texas Association of School Administrators Midwinter Conference, Jan. 25-27.
At just 12-years-old, Linda’s family faced the unthinkable. Linda’s family, in financial desperation, planned to sell her to a 40-year-old man. Her older sister helped her escape to live with her in the informal settlement of Kibera, often referred to as Africa’s largest slum, in Nairobi, Kenya.
Researchers with Project VICTORY – Virtually-Infused Collaborations for Teaching and Learning Opportunities for Rural Youth – will explore the impact of virtual and face-to-face teaching and learning with a literacy-infused science curriculum.
The findings come from a report developed, in part, by researchers in the Education Research Center in the College of Education and Human Development.
This series of virtual events, available for viewing here, are designed to disseminate the work of faculty and staff in meeting the challenges of our time.
As COVID-19 spread, businesses moved to remote operations or closed doors completely. Some were forced to revoke internship offers made to college students who were counting on the opportunity to fulfill degree requirements.
Byrns, Clinical Professor Emerita of Special Education, is retiring this month after 13 years with CEHD. She joined the faculty in 2003 while working on a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.