The Way Up

Developing Women Leaders to Enhance Iowa Higher Education

Keynote Speakers - 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

9:30-10:15 am  Opening Keynote Speaker

Dr. Sue Curry
University of Iowa
Dean, College of Public Health

"Finding, Appreciating and Using Our Strengths as Women Leaders"

Dr. Sue Curry is the Dean of the University of Iowa College of Public Health and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy. Prior to joining the College of Public Health, Dr. Curry served as professor of health policy and administration and director of the Institute for Health Research and Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Curry is recognized internationally for her expertise in behavioral science and translation of research findings into health policy. Her bibliography includes over 180 publications. Dr. Curry has served as a principal investigator or co-investigator on 30 grants funded by NIH, CDC, and major foundations. Dr. Curry is a fellow of both the Society of Behavioral Medicine and the American Psychological Association. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Society for Preventive Oncology's Joseph R. Cullen Memorial Award in 2000 and the Society of Behavioral Medicine's Distinguished Scientist Award in 2001. She is past-president of the Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco, a member of NCI's Board of Scientific Advisors, and a member of the US Preventive Services Task Force.


5:30 - 7:00pm   Evening Banquet with Dinner Speaker

Dr. Herma Williams
Fresno Pacific University
Provost and VP for Academic Affairs

"Develop your Strengths: Enlarge your Vision and Reach New Heights"

Dr. Herma Williams joined Fresno Pacific University, a Mennonite Brethren Institution, as provost and academic vice president August 1, 2006. Dr. Williams' current goals include strengthening the university's commitment to teaching and research, and reaching out to Fresno and the surrounding communities. Dr. Williams came to FPU from Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts. As associate provost at Gordon, Dr. Williams helped build enrollments of under-represented students, recruit a more diverse faculty and engage students to address Boston's problems. These efforts helped Gordon College earn the Council of Christian Colleges and University's Racial Harmony Award. The author of one book and numerous articles and papers, Williams is committed to faculty scholarship and student research. As a Fulbright Scholar, she directed a program to strengthen academic excellence at two universities in South Africa.


Friday, November 5, 2010

11:30 - 1:15 pm Lunch with Closing Speaker

Dr. Lois Bartelme
Kirkwood Board of Trustees

"The Wisdom of Athena: Collaboration and Questions"

Dr. Lois Bartelme has more than 35 years experience in management and administration of programs in human resource development in corporate, military, and educational environments. She has 35+ years experience teaching in a variety of institutions and environments. Dr. Bartleme has 12 years experience in various aspects of community college operation including teaching credit courses, managing adult basic education programs, working as a graduate assistant in the Office of Community College Affairs, The University of Iowa. She is currently serving on the Board of Trustees at Kirkwood Community College and has been the Chair since 2003. She brings a wealth of experience, many ties to the community, leadership in education. Lois has had her work published in the areas of Leadership and Reward and Recognition.

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