Gender Equity Task Force

Michael Hogan appointed the Gender Equity Task Force in fall 2005 to take a broad look at the status of women faculty at The University of Iowa and recommend changes and programs to increase the number of women faculty and improve their quality of life.

Task Force Charge

The Gender Equity Task force will take a broad look at the status of women faculty at The University of Iowa and recommend changes and programs to increase the number of women faculty and improve their quality of life. The Task Force will consider the following issues, among others:

  • Support that women faculty receive for research (e.g., lab and office space, equipment funding, RA support, etc.);
  • Opportunities (and barriers) for women to develop successful careers as researchers and/or in higher level administrative positions;
  • Support (and barriers) for women attaining tenure, full professorship, and named chairs and professorships. Specifically, what are the root causes of women's under-representation among full professors and named positions, and what can be done to address them (possibilities include such things as inadequate support/recognition for integrating work, family, and community life; inequitable service burdens either voluntarily or as assignments; and disproportionate exodus from The University of Iowa or the academy altogether).

Task Force Membership

  • Pat Cain, Vice Provost
  • Lee Anna Clark, Associate Provost for Faculty
  • Corey Creekmur, Associate Professor, English
  • Robin Davisson, Associate Professor, Anatomy & Cell Biology
  • Maureen Donovan, Associate Professor, Pharmaceutics
  • Jennifer Glass, Professor, Sociology
  • Beth Ingram, Professor, Economics
  • Jean Jew, Professor, Anatomy & Cell Biology
  • Linda Kerber, May Brodbeck Professor, History
  • Craig Kletzing, Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy
  • Tonya Peeple, Associate Professor, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
  • Catherine Ringen, Professor, Linguistics
  • Tom Rocklin, Associate Provost for Faculty Development
  • Jarjisu Sa-Aadu, Professor, Finance
  • Victoria Sharp, Associate Professor, Urology
  • Adrien Wing, Professor, Law (Chair)