Task Force on Women Faculty


The campus task force will develop proposals for actions that NC State can implement to increase the number of women faculty in areas where they are underrepresented and to ensure a climate and working environment that is attractive and welcoming to female candidates and current faculty.

Convened April 4, 2007; culminated June 10, 2008.



  • Marcia Gumpertz (chair), Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity

Members at Large

  • Nina Allen, Past Chair of the Faculty, Professor of Plant Biology
  • Betsy Brown, Special Assistant to the Provost
  • Cheryl Brown, American Council on Education Fellow
  • Barbara Carroll (ex officio), Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
  • Jo-Ann Cohen , Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, PAMS
  • Karen Daniels, Assistant Professor of Physics
  • Margo Daub, Head, Department of Plant Biology
  • Heidi Grappendorf, Assistant Professor of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
  • Louis Martin-Vega, Dean, College of Engineering
  • Kathryn Moore, Dean, College of Education
  • Hatice Ozturk, Teaching Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Fay Cobb Payton, Associate Professor of Information Science
  • Laura Severin, Professor of English
  • Dan Solomon, Dean, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • Joanne Woodard, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity & Diversity
  • Mary Wyer, Assistant Dean of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Helen Zhang, Assistant Professor of Statistics



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