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Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academia


Membership of the Commission includes individuals from across the entire University representing faculty, students, and other trainees:

Amy L. Lerner, PhD (co-chair) Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering,
Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Antoinette Esce, (co-chair) Medical Student
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Mary Carey, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, Associate Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Nursing Research Center
School of Nursing

Katherine Ciesinski, MM, Artist Certificate, MS Medical Humanities, Professor of Voice
Eastman School of Music

Charlotte Collins, student, Winds, Brass and Percussion & Music Teaching and Learning
Eastman School of Music

Linh Dang, PhD student, Educational Policy
Warner School of Education

Colleen O. Davis, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACEP, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Sarah Cercone Heavey, PhD, MPH, Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychiatry
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Katrina Heyrana, MD, Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Beth Jorgensen, PhD, Professor of Spanish; Chair, AS&E Board on Academic Honesty
School of Arts & Sciences

Annemarie Kearns, student, Political Science and Business, School of Arts & Sciences

Karen Mackie, PhD, NCC, LMHC, ACS, Assistant Professor (clinical) of Counseling and Human Development
Warner School of Education

Vera Tilson, PhD, Associate Professor of Operations Management
Simon Business School

Emily Tompkins, student, Political Science and Philosophy, School of Arts & Sciences

Amber Williams, SBAC Student Project Assistant, English: LMC and Pre-Law, School of Arts & Sciences


Past Members

Rachel Ellison, student, Public Health (Health, Behavior, and Society), School of Arts & Sciences

Almudena Escobar Lopez, PhD student, Visual and Cultural Studies, School of Arts & Sciences

LaRon Nelson, PhD, RN, FNP, FNAP, FAAN, Assistant Professor and Dean’s Endowed Fellow in Health Disparities, School of Nursing

Laura Shum, PhD student, Translational Biomedical Science, School of Medicine and Dentistry

Jacqueline Tran, BA student of Anthropology, minor in Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies, School of Arts & Sciences

Shirlene Wade, PhD student, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, School of Arts & Sciences