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Administrative Experience

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1985 Ph.D. Physics, University of Missouri-Columbia
1979 B.S. Physics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Professional Experience

• Director, Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, FIU, 2011-present
• Professor, Department of Physics, FIU, 2016-present
• Associate Professor, Department of Physics, FIU, 1992-2016
• Member, FIU Preeminent Programs Strategic Committee, FIU, 2014-present
• Member, FIU Diversity Initiative, 2011-present
• Mentor, FIU Faculty Mentor Program, 2014-present
• Chair, Provost’s Council, for the Advancement of Women and Minorities, 2014-present
• Co-Director, STRIDE Committee, NSF ADVANCE grant (Strategies and Tactics to Increase Diversity and Excellence in faculty hiring), 2011-present
• Member, Search Committee for Dean of College of Arts & Sciences, FIU, 2014-2015
• Member, Committee on Minorities, American Physical Society (APS), 2009-2012
• Elected Education Officer, National Society of Hispanic Physicist (NSHP), 2002-2008
• Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, FIU, 1987-1992
• Research Associate, Department of Physics, West Virginia University, 1984-1987
• Research Scientist, Amoco Research Center, Standard Oil of Indiana, Naperville, IL, 1983-1984


• Cosponsor of the International Women’s Congress, Ankara, Turkey
• Cosponsor of the FIU Women Faculty Leadership Institute, 2011-present
• Cosponsored two highly attended public events on Women, Gender and Violence
• Cosponsored more than 100 events in the past five years
• Fundraising: $320,000
• Grants: NSF ADVANCE grant, $573,000
• Developed faculty interest in two research foci: women, gender and violence initiative and women in science and engineering
• Conducted a successful 7th year CWGS program review, 2013-2014
• Increased WGS majors to 48 and Certificate earners to 30
• Established 2.0 fully online B.A. degree program in WGS
• Introduced a new course: WST 3106: Introduction to Global Diversity
• Created a new course: The Global Scientific Revolution and Its Impact on the Quality of Life (IDS3212/IDS3212L); Fulfills a Global and UCC requirement in Physical Sciences
• Initiated a Women’s and Gender Studies Essay Writing Competition for Dade and Broward County High Schools
• Cosponsored the annual GeekiGirls conference for middle school girls (>400 attending)

Professional Societies

Miami-Dade County Women’s Chamber of Commerce
American Physical Society
American Association of University Women
Southeastern Women Studies Association
National Women’s Studies Association
Materials Research Society
American Vacuum Society