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Georgia Arbuckle-Keil, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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Dr. Georgia Arbuckle-Keil has successfully organized and implemented the first OASIS-Camden Leadership Program, in which twenty-two faculty members participated in fall 2010. She has just finished a work-load survey of STEM faculty in Camden and is now focusing on analyzing the information received. Dr. Arbuckle-Keil has also conducted exit interviews of both male and female faculty in order to understand the needs of faculty and reasons for departure and sponsored several workshops and networking lunches. She is sponsoring a work-life balance workshop by career coach, Julie Cohen in Spring 2011.
Suneeta Ramaswami, Department of Computer Science
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Professor Suneeta Ramaswami earned her PhD in computer and information science from the University of Pennsylvania. She then served as a post-doctoral fellow for the Computational Geometry Group at McGill University before coming to teach for the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers-Camden. She specializes in computational geometry, adaptive meshing techniques for applications in medical imaging, and multivariate data depth computation.
Helen Buettner, School of Engineering
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Buettner’s participation in RU FAIR ADVANCE has been focused on fostering community, developing leadership skills, and spearheading research on women’s participation in engineering and science fields. She plays an active role in nuts- and-bolts decision-making as a co-PI while sustaining a professional development perspective. Moving from engineering to SciWomen, Buettner’s role has been to couple engineering culture to both social science research on gender and the workplace and to practical tips on how to succeed as an academic engineer.
Dr. Helen Buettner has implemented a series of workshops including a Promotion & Tenure Workshop and a Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) Workshop. A focus group in December 2009, as well as two luncheons with Dean Thomas Farris, have been mechanisms for women to communicate on issues related to their advancement in the field and at Rutgers.
Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies and Program in Comparative Literature
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Professor Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel joined the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies and the Comparative Literature program at Rutgers-New Brunswick after earning both her masters and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. She both researches and teaches such topics as Latin-American literature, colonial and postcolonial theory, and literary theory. She also has authored several books on related subject matter. Additionally, she is the director of the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers.
Judith Weis, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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Drs. Judith Weis and Maggie Shiffrar have successfully served as the RU FAIR Professors on the Newark campus. They have conducted a current analysis of the status of women on the Rutgers-Newark campus with the assistance of Economics Professor and Department Chair John Graham; documented the history of the groundbreaking complaint and its resolution in the 1970s in Newark; funded visits for outstanding young women scientists to the campus in an effort to increase the number of women scientists in tenure-track positions; sponsored networking lunches and receptions for women STEM faculty, structured as a colloquium or workshop; developed a mentoring program in Newark; and established a Distinguished
*Dr. Maggie Shiffrar was an RU FAIR Professor on the Newark Campus from 2009 to 2011
Jyl Josephson, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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Professor Jyl Josephson earned her PhD in philosophy from the University of Maryland. After teaching at both the Texas Tech University and Illinois State University for a combined total of over nine years, Professor Josephson joined the Department of Political Science at Rutgers-Newark. In addition to teaching at Rutgers, she has also worked to confront pertinent issues facing gender and public policy today as the Director of the Women's Studies Program at Rutgers and by authoring several articles on the subjects.