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Sharon Stephenson, PhD

Sharon Stephenson, PhD, is Professor and Chair of Physics at Gettysburg College. Her scholarship is in nuclear structure, fundamental properties of the neutron, and accelerator applications. She has recently started writing and publishing literary nonfiction. Married and a mother of two extremely energetic children, Sharon most recently pushed the limits of her work-life balance when she agreed to get a puppy.

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Post-tenure productivity
  • Transitions in scholarship
  • Balancing administration with teaching and scholarship









Badia Sahar Ahad, PhD


Badia Sahar Ahad, PhD, is Associate Professor of English and Director of Undergraduate Programs in English at Loyola University Chicago and is the author of Freud Upside Down: African-American Literature and Psychoanalytic Culture (U of Illinois Press, 2010). Her areas of specialization are post-World War II African American literature, cultural studies, the history of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic theory. Currently, Badia is working on a second book project that examines the concept of nostalgia and black radical iconology. When she is not working, Badia enjoys running, learning how to golf, Breaking Bad, and eating her way through Chicago.

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:

 

  • Academic publishing
  • Moving from dissertation to book
  • Maintaining work-life balance
  • Networking
  • Post-tenure mentoring




Julie Artis, PhD
Julie Artis, PhD, is Associate Professor of Sociology at Depaul University in Chicago. In addition to being an excellent classroom teacher and scholar of motherhood, family and law, Julie is happily married and mother of two children. Julie is also currently Chair of her department and an expert in balancing teaching, research and administrative roles and responsibilities.

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Post-tenure productivity
  • Mid-career challenges
  • Transitions into departmental leadership
  • Balancing work, family and administrative responsibilities






David Cook-Martin, PhD

David Cook-Martin, PhD, is Associate Professor of Sociology at Grinnell College. His scholarship focuses on race, ethnicity, law and citizenship. He is the author of The Scramble for Citizens: Dual Nationality and the Competition for Immigrants (forthcoming, Stanford University Press). David is currently working on a project that examine ethnic racial exclusions in immigration and nationality policies in the Americas since 1850. His life is otherwise about getting two kids wherever they need to go and finding time to hang out with their mother.

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Work-family balance
  • Using technology to enhance productivity
  • Working smarter by understanding work flows
  • Moderating emotional investments in service and teaching
  • Post-tenure planning








 

Maurice Stevens, PhD

Maurice Stevens, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Comparative Studies at the Ohio State University, and an adjunct faculty member at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in the department of Depth Psychology. His research interests include the formation and representation of identity in and through visual culture and political performance, critical trauma theory, popular cultural performance, affect and embodiment, and American, ethnic, and gender studies. His first book is titled Troubling Beginnings: Trans(per)forming African-American History and Identity, and he is currently working on a second book called From the Past Imperfect: Towards a Critical Trauma Theory. Maurice is the father of two fiercely fantastic teenage daughters and has a passion for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Managing work-life integration
  • Cultivating meaningful conversations
  • Post-tenure productivity
  • Academic career transitions
  • Navigating institutional dynamics








Erin Marie Furtak, PhD

Erin Marie Furtak, PhD, is Associate Professor of Science Education in the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Frustrated while trying to realize educational reforms as a public high school biology teacher, Erin transitioned into a career studying how science teachers learn and improve their daily classroom practice. In addition to running several research projects and coordinating a research team with a growing number of research assistants, Erin is finishing a book project that involves academics' humorous reflections on their work and life (Rowman & Littlefield, expected 2014). Outside of work, Erin prioritizes taking quality time with her husband and two young children, reads the New Yorker voraciously, and continues her quest to bake the perfect chocolate chip cookie.

 

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Work-life balance
  • Working as a professor with young children
  • Writing productivity
  • Managing multiple research projects











Monica Ogra, PhD

Monica Ogra, PhD, is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Gettysburg College. A geographer by discipline, she holds a joint appointment in the Department of Environmental Studies and the Globalization Studies Program. Her research examines the intersections of wildlife conservation and rural development, with a focus on how conservation conflicts at the ground level intersect with gender issues.  She is currently working on issues of gendered impacts of climate change, and is developing a new project that examines human/animal spaces in the context of endangered species.  Monica has experience successfully navigating the tenure-track as part of a dual-career couple, working in interdisciplinary contexts, and maintaining an research agenda while teaching in the liberal arts tradition. She is the mother of two active boys (5 and 8 years old), a practicing student of yoga, and has recently found her way back to cultivation of her personal interests including reading for pleasure, cooking, and painting.  She has been part of the FSP community since 2011.

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Work-family balance
  • Daily scientific/empirical writing
  • Thriving on the tenure track
  • Overcoming perfectionism






Aimee Carrillo-Rowe, PhD


Aimee Carrillo-Rowe, PhD, is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge. Aimee works in the areas of third world feminism, rhetoric, and cultural studies. Her work on power and relationality across contexts appears in her books, Power Lines: On the Subject of Feminist Alliances (Duke, 2008), Silence, Feminism, Power: Reflections at the Edges of Sound (Palgrave/MacMillan, 2013), and Answer the Call: Virtual Migration in Indian Call Centers (Minnesota, forthcoming). Aimee is the queer single mother of a vibrant two-year old girl. She loves surfing, backpacking, and cooking with friends.

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Writing with young children
  • Work-life balance
  • Writing as spiritual practice
  • Writing in community






Karla Erickson, PhD


Karla Erickson, PhD, is Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology at Grinnell College where she teaches courses on labor, class, and inequality. Karla is a feminist ethnographer of labor. She studies interaction and community in market exchanges. Her first book, The Hungry Cowboy, was about a Cheers-like restaurant, and her second single-authored book How We Die Now studies how residents and workers in a Midwestern elder community manage the challenges of longer lives and slower deaths. With the support of her husband and toddler son, Erickson is committed to public intellectual work including public lectures, community partnerships, and working on boards. Karla likes yoga, poetry, and traveling.

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Midcareer challenge and satisfaction
  • Power and inequality in interactions
  • Managing conflict
  • Using personal writing to manage stress




Peggy Jones, MFA


Peggy Jones, MFA, is an Associate Professor of Black Studies and soon to be Associate Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her most recent publication was six essays for the permanent painting collection catalog of the Sheldon Art Museum. She also has a book chapter in African American Women's Language: Discourse, Education and Identity. She found out she has an entrepreneurial mindset while "living” in academia, which explains so much! She and her boyfriend have two cats who keep them greatly entertained.

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Pre-tenure guidance
  • Finding the art in academic writing
  • Working with anxiety











Rebecca L. Davis, PhD


Rebecca L. Davis, PhD, is an Associate Professor of History, with a joint appointment in Women and Gender Studies, at the University of Delaware. Her teaching and research focus on the intersections of gender, sexuality, religion, and race in 19th and 20th century U.S. history. Her book on the history of marriage counseling and guidance in the U.S. More Perfect Unions: The American Search for Marital Bliss (Harvard University Press, 2010) explores secular and religious attempts to define and privilege heterosexuality. Her other publications explore topics ranging from Jazz Age debates over egalitarian marriage to conservative evangelical Protestant sexual advice of the 1970s. Her latest project is a history of notable religious converts--and the idea of self-transformation--in the mid-20th-century U.S. In addition, she is the Co-Chair of the Women's Caucus at UD, a group that researches, advocates, and organizes around issues of gender equity for faculty and staff. In seeking that golden "work-life balance," Davis is devoted to two young children (newborn and 4), plans dates with her spouse and evenings-out with other working moms, and spends as much time as possible gardening, fixing up an old house, and otherwise "nesting."

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Work/family balance with young children
  • Pre-tenure guidance
  • Developing and sustaining a daily writing practice
  • Addressing gender inequity within academic institutions








Laurie Johnson, PhD


Laurie Johnson, PhD, is Associate Professor of German at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She writes and teaches on intellectual history, literature, philosophy, and film, with particular emphasis on Romanticism. She has taught at private and public research universities, a liberal arts college, and a community college. Her published books are The Art of Recollection in Jena Romanticism and Aesthetic Anxiety, and she is finishing the book Forgotten Dreams: The Cinema of Werner Herzog and a New Romanticism. Laurie is married to another professor, and they have two young daughters born while Laurie was on the tenure track. She enjoys playing the cello, working out at her very social gym, and learning from her kids about how to keep things in perspective.

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Work/life balance at R1 institutions
  • Parenting and the tenure track; parenting and post-tenure productivity
  • Moderating emotional investments in/around the workplace
  • Pre- and post-tenure mentoring; how to get the support you need Transforming inveterate procrastination into peaceful productivity







Delida Sanchez, PhD


Delida Sanchez, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on racial and ethnic identity development among Black and Latino adolescent and adult populations, with a particular emphasis on the influence of racism, discrimination and health disparities on behavioral and mental health outcomes. She is currently conducting a mixed-methods study that explores the developmental and cultural pathways by which Black and Latino adolescents differentially engage in high-risk sexual behaviors. Outside of work, Delida prioritizes time with her husband and very energetic 4-year old daughter. She also loves to travel, watch movies, and work out.

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Pre-tenure guidance
  • Work/family balance with young children
  • Working with anxiety around writing and productivity








Naomi Greyser, PhD
Naomi Greyser, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and English at the University of Iowa. Naomi does research in the areas of critical race, queer and feminist theory; U.S. literature; affect studies; and rhetoric. She recently co-edited a forums feature for American Quarterly and is currently completing her first book. Inspired by her experiences working through a history of writer's block with Kerry Ann's help, Naomi is also researching how writer's block
is raced, gendered and classed — and social and institutional, as well as deeply personal
for a new project, Writing through Writer's Block.
Naomi negotiated the two-body problem, welcomed a little girl into her life while on the tenure track, and continues to practice overcoming resistance to writing when she sits down at the computer every day!

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Writing from intellectual and political commitment and curiosity, rather than fear or defensiveness
  • Work-family balance
  • Developing a daily writing practice
  • Overcoming resistance to writing, or writer's block
  • Working with high-anxiety writers








Anthony C. Ocampo, PhD


Anthony C. Ocampo, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Sociology at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona in Southern California. His research on Filipino and Latino children of immigrants has been published by Ethnic and Racial Studies, Latino Studies, and the Journal of Asian American Studies, and has received various recognitions from the American Sociological Association. Currently, he is working on his first book manuscript on how Filipinos navigate the rules of race along the new Latino-Asian racial spectrum. He is also developing publications on his second project, which is on gay children of immigrants in Los Angeles. Beyond the job, Anthony spends most of his time doing Crossfit and watching Netflix and Hulu on his Roku, the greatest device ever invented.

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Maintaining work-life balance
  • Networking
  • Developing your authentic scholarly voice
  • Closing the deal with publications, especially journal articles
  • Marketing your scholarly ideas to a broader audience







Mindi Thompson, PhD, HSP


Mindi Thompson, PhD, HSP, is an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at The University of Wisconsin-Madison and a licensed and registered Health Service Psychologist. She is also the Head Coach for FSP. Applications of her research agenda occur within two primary domains: (1) vocational and educational development and (2) mental health and psychotherapy. Specifically, she attends to interpersonal and systemic factors (e.g., experiences with oppression, access to resources, unemployment) that contribute to mental health and career development among individuals from diverse and underrepresented groups. Mindi spends her time away from work traveling, cultivating relationships, preparing and enjoying food, athletic events, and celebrating the outdoors.

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Juggling multiple responsibilities
  • Moving manuscripts out the door
  • Daily scientific/empirical writing
  • Finding supportive communities and decreasing isolation









Tasleem Juana Padamsee, PhD


Tasleem Juana Padamsee, PhD, is currently a Research Scientist in the Institute for Population Research at The Ohio State University, and teaches Sociology courses for Baker College and Grantham University. Her sociological research explores the intersections of health care, politics, and social inequality. She is in the midst of writing a book comparing national HIV/AIDS policy choices in the United States and the United Kingdom, and applying for grants to fund a new project on the prevention decisions of women at elevated risk for breast cancer. Outside of work, Tasleem enjoys spending time with her awesome 12 year old son, organizing social justice projects for kids, playing board games, and nurturing her new passion for TRX.

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Identifying and overcoming psychological barriers to writing
  • Forging an academic career outside of the tenure track
  • Thriving as both academic and parent
  • Work-life balance
  • Creating supportive communities












Ray Block, Jr., PhD


Ray Block Jr., PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science and Public Administration department at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse (UW-L). Ray has a long-term fascination with the study of social identity. His dissertation analyzed racial group differences in levels of "political involvement” (defined as a citizen’s psychological and behavioral connection to politics), and some of his more recent articles explore the political consequences of social identity more generally. The desire to understand how group identity shapes political involvement inspires his current curiosity with presidential politics. He has published several papers that seek to put Barack Obama’s candidacies and two-term presidency into perspective, and he is working on a collaborative project that examines the influence of racial and gender stereotypes on both media depictions and public perceptions of Michelle Obama. In recognition of his scholarly achievements, Ray received a Faculty Excellence Award from UW-L’s College of Liberal Studies in the spring of 2012. He also won the prestigious Wisconsin Teaching Fellows Award during the 2011-2012 academic year, which is given to outstanding, early-career faculty member who are deemed by their colleagues to be exceptional teachers. In his spare time, Ray and his wife train for triathlons, cook Cajun dishes, and watch episodes of "Scandal.”

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Daily scientific/empirical writing
  • Mid-career challenges
  • Maintaining research productivity while managing a 4/4 teaching load
  • Work-life balance and wellness












Rosemarie A. Roberts, PhD


Rosemarie A. Roberts, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Dance at Connecticut College, where she teaches the theory, pedagogy and practice of dance and performance as well as the life of mind and body. Her artistic and scholarly work blends history, dance, and critical social theory. She writes about dance and the body as sites of resistance, public scholarship and critical pedagogies of embodiment. In addition to co-authoring a book and dvd project (Echoes of Brown: Youth documenting and performing the legacy of brown v. board of education)recent publications include: How Do We Quote Black and Brown Bodies? Critical Reflections on Theorizing and Studying Embodiments, Facing and Transforming Hauntings of Race Through the Arts and Research to Performance Methodology: Embodying Knowledge & Power from the Field to the Concert Stage.She is writing a book about the relationship among hip hop dance, racialized bodies, knowledge, and power. She serves on the board of the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD). A transplanted city girl, Rosemarie enjoys the beautiful land and waterscape of Southeast Connecticut where she lives with her awesome teenage daughter.

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Work-family balance in academia
  • Academic Career Transitions
  • Identifying and overcoming writing/research resistance
  • Productive writing and other artistic practices
  • Interdisciplinary and collaborative research



Caryn Rodgers, PhD


Caryn Rodgers, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a licensed clinical psychologist. Her research focuses on using community-based participatory research methods to develop strength-based adolescent health interventions for youth living in low-income urban communities. Caryn is developing writing projects based on her research and spends her time away from work with friends and family, traveling and enjoying food.

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Networking
  • Acknowledging Strengths
  • Juggling multiple responsibilities




Estela Ene, PhD


Estela Ene, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the English Department at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI), where she directs the English for Academic Purposes Program. As an applied linguist, she conducts research on technology and language learning, ESL writing, teacher training and program administration. She strives for balance in her roles as wife, mother, teacher, researcher and administrator.

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Balancing administration with teaching and scholarship
  • Productivity
  • Leadership
  • Cultural differences in the workplace




Riyad Shahjahan, PhD


Riyad Shahjahan, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of higher, adult, and lifelong education (HALE) at
Michigan State University. His scholarship is on equity and social justice education, globalization of higher education, and anti/postcolonial theory. His scholarship has appeared in over 23 peer-reviewed journal articles. When not occupied with his beautiful 2 year old daughter, 7 year old son, and/or partner, he loves reading novels, practicing Tai Chi, cooking, eating out, and posting yelp reviews.

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Work-family balance with small children
  • Writing productivity
  • Working on multiple-writing and co-authored projects
  • Overcoming resistance to writing, or impostor feelings








Sarah Roberts, PhD


Sarah Roberts, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education in the School of Education at Iowa State University. Sarah was a middle and high school math and science teacher before heading to graduate school to think about how to create more equitable mathematics classrooms. Her research focuses on supporting pre- and inservice mathematics teachers, and she is particularly interested in how professional learning experiences help teachers to develop inclusive mathematics classrooms and learning experiences for English learners.

Sarah spends time away from work visiting with her family, reading for fun, working out at the gym, riding her road bike, and baking cookies, bread, cakes, and pies.

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Developing a daily writing practice
  • Work-life balance
  • Networking
 



Kim Blockett, PhD


Kimberly Blockett is an Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of English and Honors at Penn State Brandywine. Her area of specialization is 19th century African American literature including women writers, literary and religious history, and trans-Atlantic studies. Her recent publications and book in progress focus on the trans-Atlantic travels and itinerant preaching of a black female evangelist. In addition to her efforts in teaching, research and administration, Kim enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, gardening, spoiling her dog and making time to travel at every opportunity.

 

 

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Post-Tenure Productivity
  • Mentoring
  • Transitions in Mid-Career
  • Balancing work, family and administrative responsibilities 
  Virginia Matzek, PhD

Virginia Matzek is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Santa Clara University,  a private, Jesuit, undergraduate-focused institution in the San Francisco Bay Area. She specializes in linking ecological restoration and invasive species management to the provision of valuable ecosystem services to humans, especially carbon storage. She also works interdisciplinarily to understand how scientific information is translated (or not!) into on-the-ground conservation actions. Virginia is married to another academic and has two teenage boys, so she considers herself an expert in both navigating the two-body problem, and washing smelly gym clothes.

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Doing research with undergraduates
  • Balancing scholarly work with teaching
  • Overcoming impostor syndrome

 
David Perez II, PhD

David Pérez II, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Miami University in Oxford, OH. His research focuses on increasing Latino male access, persistence, and success in higher education. David recently launched The National Study on Latino Male Achievement in Higher Education to examine factors that contribute to the success of Latino males at twenty selective postsecondary institutions in the U.S. He was recognized as an Emerging Scholar by ACPA – College Student Educators International and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education for his scholarly contributions.
Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Being strategic with research, teaching and service activities
  • Developing mutually beneficial mentoring networks
  • Using technology to increase productivity and visibility in the profession
 

 
Marta Robertson, PhD

Marta Robertson, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Music in the Sunderman Conservatory and former Program Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Studies at Gettysburg College. An ethnomusicologist, her research examines transcultural processes of Americanization in music and movement.She iscurrently working on a book project examining music and dance in North American Okinawan diasporic communities, the collaborative process between
Aaron Copland and Martha Graham, and the artistic culture of the
incarceration camps of the Japanese Americans during World War II. She
loves to train (bike, run), take walks with her partner and their
rambunctious golden retriever, garden, and dance at a moment's notice.

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Mid-career work/life integration
  • Negotiating academic perfectionism
  • Transitions to and from departmental administration
 


 
Erica Williams, PhD

Erica Lorraine Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Spelman College. She earned her Ph.D and M.A. in Cultural and Social Anthropology from Stanford University, and her B.A. in Anthropology and Africana Studies from New York University. Her first book, Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements (2013), won the National Women’s Studies Association/University of Illinois Press First Book Prize. Her current project explores Afro-Brazilian feminist activism in Northeast Brazil. She has also held fellowships from the UNCF/Mellon Faculty Programs, the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University, the Future of Minority Studies Project, and UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Black Studies. Her work has been published in Feminist Studies, Gender, Place, and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, Policing Pleasure: Global Reflections on Sex Work and Public Policy (Kelly and Dewey, eds., NYU Press, 2011); and the Encyclopedia of Globalization. She is an occasional blogger on sites such as Ms. Magazine, The Feminist Wire, and Counterpunch. She is Co-Director of a five-week summer study abroad program in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, and was the recipient of the 2013 Vulcan Materials Teaching Excellence Award. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and step-daughter,doing Afro-Cuban dance classes, reading fiction, and Zumba.

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Work/life balance and wellness
  • Pre-tenure guidance
  • Creating community around writing (ie. Writing Groups)
  • Maintaining productivity at small liberal arts colleges and HBCUs with heavy teaching loads
 


 
Beth van Es, PhD

Elizabeth (Beth) van Es, PhD, is Associate Professor of Education in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine. Beth pursued a career in education after teaching high school for four years, during which time she experienced the often weak and uneven opportunities for professional growth. As a researcher, she designs video-based learning experiences for teachers and studies teacher learning in these contexts, as well as how different features of these learning environments influence learning. Beth oversees a team of graduate students who are conducting research related to innovating and improving teacher preparation, professional development and teacher practice. Away from academia, Beth spends time with her husband, two young children, and her cat. She enjoys hosting dinner parties, yoga and pilates, watching movies, and reading a good book.

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Pre-tenure guidance
  • Work-family balance and wellness
  • Writing with young children
 
 Edna Viruell-Fuentes, PhD

Edna A. Viruell-Fuentes, PhD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My scholarship focuses on the health and wellbeing of Latinas/os and immigrants from a transnational perspective. In particular, it highlights the health impacts of racialization processes and discrimination; transnational processes and practices; and structural contexts, such as neighborhoods and immigration policies. In pursuing these lines of inquiry, she uses an interdisciplinary approach and utilizes both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, thereby broadening the theoretical and empirical base for addressing the health needs of the fast-growing Latino and immigrant populations. She is the co-editor of an upcoming book manuscript that investigates the combined impacts of immigration and security policies on the lives and deaths of Latino immigrants.  Her research has been published in top-tier journals such as Social Science and Medicine, the American Journal of Public Health, Ethnicity and Health, the DuBois Review: Social Science Research on Race, and Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, among others. She is the recipient of the Helen Corley Petit Scholar Award for an exemplary tenure evaluation and scholarship record in College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:
  • Developing a daily writing practice
  • Responding to reviewers
  • Maintaining work/family and health balance
  • Working with collaborators
  • Pre-tenure Guidance



Edie Sparks, PhD

Edie Sparks, PhD is an Associate Professor of History at the University of the Pacific, a private, comprehensive, national university in the Central Valley of California. She specializes in the history of women in business and is the author of Capital Intentions: Female Proprietors in San Francisco, 1850-1920. In her second book project, she is examining the history of three women who founded manufacturing companies in the U.S. during the 1930s and were recognized as leading executives by the 1960s and 70s when all of them became the first female board members of the corporations to which they sold their companies. A special interest for Edie is nurturing women’s leadership. This grows out of both her scholarship and her experience as a former Senior Associate Dean at Pacific, a position she held for six years. She enjoys traveling, watching movies and laughing with her two young daughters and husband and entertaining friends. Walking, yoga and volunteer work help her keep things in perspective.

Faculty Success Coaching Specializations:

  • Juggling family and work responsibilities
  • Scholarly productivity during administrative appointments
  • Navigating institutional systems and relationships
  • Making room for personal goals to improve productivity


 


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