Newly promoted women faculty honored at third annual celebration

The third annual Celebration of Newly Promoted Women Faculty was held March 6 in Posvar Hall and was hosted by Laurie Kirsch, vice provost for faculty affairs, development and diversity, and the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Concerns. The event drew 55 attendees, including 11 women faculty members who were promoted during the 2018 calendar year.

The event also included a panel discussion on the importance of mentors and the power of resilience. Kristin Kanthak, associate professor in the Department of Political Science, and Anne Robertson, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science in the Swanson School of Engineering, moderated the panel which included Vivian Curran, professor of law, Jeannette South-Paul, professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine in the School of Medicine, and  Gretchen Bender, assistant chair and director of undergraduate studies in the History of Art and Architecture in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and assistant dean of academic affairs in the College of General Studies.

For a full report on the celebration, go to @Pitt.

  • Eleven female professors who were promoted in 2018 were honored at a provost-sponsored event on March 6 at Posvar Hall. (Mike Drazdzinski/University of Pittsburgh)
  • Vicky Hoffman (center), professor of business administration, joined others at the reception for newly promoted women faculty. (Mike Drazdzinski/University of Pittsburgh)
  • Yu-Ru Lin, School of Computing and Information, talks to Bruce Childers, associate dean in the school. (Mike Drazdzinski/University of Pittsburgh)
  • Laurie Kirsch, vice provost for faculty affairs, development and diversity, hosted the event. (Mike Drazdzinski/University of Pittsburgh)
  • Audrey Murrell (center), associate dean and associate professor in the College of Business Administration, talks with panel moderator Anne Robertson (right), professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science in the Swanson School of Engineering. (Mike Drazdzinski/University of Pittsburgh)
  • The panel discussion was moderated by Kristin Kanthak (left), associate professor in the Department of Political Science, and engineering professor Anne Robertson. (Mike Drazdzinski/University of Pittsburgh)