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March 29, 2023

Women in Academia: Overcoming Barriers and Inspiring Change

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: The Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Charles Carroll Room A

The event aims to shed light on the challenges and barriers faced by women in academia and to provide a platform for women to share their experiences and inspire change. The event will feature a diverse range of panelists and will offer an opportunity for participants to engage in meaningful discussions and networking. Refreshments will be served!

Our distinguished panelists are:

Dr. Kimberly A. Griffin, Dean of the College of Education and a Professor in the Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy Program at the University of Maryland. Dr. Griffin's research interests are primarily focused in three areas: diversity and equity in graduate education and the professoriate; diversity within the Black higher education community; and mentoring and career development.

Dr. Sandra C. Quinn, Chair of the Department of Family Science and Senior Associate Director of the Maryland Center for Health Equity at the University of Maryland. Dr. Quinn is  engaged in research related to the COVID-19 and influenza vaccines specifically focused on vaccine acceptance among African Americans and other communities of color, and crisis and emergency risk communication with a specific focus on minority populations.

Dr. Jennifer D. Roberts, Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. Dr. Roberts' scholarship focuses on the impact of built, social and natural environments, including the institutional and structural inequities of these environments, on physical activity and public health outcomes of marginalized communities.

Dr. Georgina Dodge, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. Dodge joined the University of Maryland as the inaugural Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion in 2019 after serving in similar roles for nearly 20 years. As a first-generation college student, Dr. Dodge brings a unique perspective as an individual who took an unconventional path to educational and professional success.

Dr. Rachel E. Rosenberg Goldstein, Assistant Professor, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health. Dr. Rosenberg Goldstein is a water quality specialist, analyzing water quality and the most effective ways to communicate about water. She is the co-project director for Extension and Outreach for CONSERVE, a Center of Excellence at the Nexus of Sustainable Water Reuse, Food, & Health.


We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact Ibiyinka Amokeodo,, who conceived and organized the event.