At #UCDavis: Academic Women’s Leadership Workshop on 4/28

Davis Postdoc Entrepreneurship and Career group (DPEC) presents

Speakers: Dr. Tanya Smith (Prof. Harvard University) and Dr. Beth Russell (Prof. Nazareth College)
Date: Thursday 28th April 2016, 4:30–7 pm (refreshment to follow)

Location: Gladys Valley Hall, Room 1020, School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis campus.

Please RSVP here!

If you have any questions, contact Siobhan at soleary (or) Valentina at valcampanelli.

Academic Women’s Leadership: An Informative and Interactive Workshop

Graduate students, postdocs, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in an interactive discussion of how women are experiencing and influencing academic culture. We’ll present the results of a national survey of academic women in STEM fields and consider how leadership, mentorship, community building, and education can create a more inclusive culture at UC Davis. All genders are welcome!

Bio: Dr. Tanya Smith is an Associate Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. She received her BS in Biology from the State University of New York at Geneseo and her PhD in Anthropological Sciences from Stony Brook University. Dr. Smith subsequently created and managed a research unit at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany before returning to the US for a tenure-track position at Harvard University. She oversees a Dental Hard Tissue Laboratory and studies the evolution of human development. In addition to publishing more than 60 scholarly articles and delivering more than 80 lectures, Dr. Smith has been interviewed by National Public Radio, Voice of America, British Broadcasting Corporation, New York Times, and Slate Magazine. Her research has been featured in documentaries produced by the BBC, PBS Nova, and the Discovery Channel, and the scholarly journals Nature and Science. While still in graduate school, she organized the first Stony Brook University Women’s Leadership Symposium, and subsequently co-founded the Physical Anthropology Women’s Mentoring Network, serving hundreds of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty. Dr. Smith has lectured and led workshops on professional development for women and junior faculty at Duke University, Harvard University, Stony Brook University, and the University of Washington. Her postgraduate training includes the MIT Leadership Skills for Engineering and Science Faculty program, the NSF-funded Women Evolving Biological Sciences (WEBS) program, and the Coaches Training Institute Co-Active Leadership Program. Dr. Smith is a member of the Association for Women in Science, the American Association of University Women, is active on Linked In and Twitter (@DrTanyaMSmith).

Bio: Dr. Beth Russell is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Nazareth College. Her primary appointment is in the Greater Rochester Collaborative Master of Social Work Program. She teaches practice-based classes including specialty coursework in sexual health, evidenced based practice, leadership, supervision, and diversity. She received a PhD in Education with a specialty in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Rochester, New York; a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University. In addition to being a professor, she has worked in a variety of practice settings, including as a case manager for the chronically mentally ill, clinical social worker and sex therapist in a university hospital outpatient setting, child therapist, supervisor of mental health counselors, adult therapist, program evaluator, and a research consultant on several community projects. Her professional interests include sexual health, sex therapy, interpersonal practice, and evidence-based practice. Dr. Russell’s current research focuses on health professionals’ training in sexual health and their clinical practices; intimate partner violence; leadership and diversity issues in academia; and women’s well-being. Dr. Russell has authored and co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles, continuing education courses, book chapters, a book, and several book reviews in the past twelve years. She is a member of the Council of Social Work Education, the National Association of Social Workers, the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and the American Association of University Women, and can be found on Linked In and Twitter (@BethRussellphd).

Academic Women’s Leadership-April2016.pdf

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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