About the Center

Linda Walters
Professor of Biology and Director of the Center for Success of Women Faculty
Fran Ragsdale
Administrative Assistant, Center for Success of Women Faculty

Executive Council Members (2016 – 2017)

Anya Andrews, Associate Professor, College of Medicine, COM, Main Campus Director of Research Initiatives

Suzan Bunn, Instructor, TEA Department, Rosen College, Rosen Campus

Po-Ju Chen, Associate Professor, Hospitality Services, Rosen College, Rosen Campus

Norma Conner, Assistant Professor, Nursing, CON, Main Campus

Lauren De George, Associate Instructor, Dept of Management, CBA, Main Campus

Carolyn Hopp, Lecturer, School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership, COEHP, Main Campus

Glenda Gunter, Associate Professor, Dept of Educational and Human Sciences, COEHP, Main Campus

Gulnora Hundley, Lecturer, Dept of Child, Family and Community Sciences, COEHP, Main Campus

Claire Knox, Assistant Professor, Public Administration, COHPA, Main Campus

Amanda Koontz, Assistant Professor, Sociology, COS, Main Campus

Mary Little, Professor, Dept of Child, Family, and Community Sciences, COEHP, Main Campus

Debra Reinhart, Pegasus Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Assistant VP for Research, Office of Research and Commercialization, Research Park

Sybil St. Claire, Associate Lecturer, Theatre, CAH, Main Campus

M.C. Santana, Associate Professor, Women’s Studies Program, CAH, Main Campus

Nichole Stack, Instructor, Dept of Writing and Rhetoric, CAH, Main Campus

Valerie Storey, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership, COE and Director Educational Leadership Program, Main Campus

Damla Turgut, Associate Professor, Dept of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, CECS, Main Campus

Parveen Wahid, Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, CECS, Main Campus

Linda Walters, Pegasus Professor, Biology, COS, Main Campus and Director, Center for Success of Women Faculty

Danielle Webster, Lecturer, Dept of Health Professions, COHPA, Main Campus

 

Executive Council Members (2014 – 2015)

Melody Bowdon, Professor, Writing & Rhetoric, CAH, Main Campus Director, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning

Po-Ju Chen, Associate Professor, Hospitality Services, Rosen College, Rosen Campus

Amy Gregory, Associate Professor, Hospitality Services, Rosen College, Rosen Campus

Carolyn Hopp, Lecturer, School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership, COE, Main Campus

Claire Knox, Assistant Professor, Public Administration, COPHA, Main Campus

Amanda Koontz, Assistant Professor, Sociology,COS, Main Campus

Leandra Preston-Sidler, Instructor, Women’s Studies Program, CAH, Cocoa Campus

Adam Pritchard, Assistant Professor, Sociology, COS, Brevard Campus

Debra Reinhart, Pegasus Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Assistant VP for Research, Office of Research and Commercialization, Research Park

M.C. Santana, Associate Professor, Women’s Studies Program, CAH, Main Campus

Eileen Smith, Research Associate, Institute for Simulation & Training, IST, Main Campus Director, E2i Creative Studio, Main Campus

Valerie Storey, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership, COE and Director Educational Leadership Program, Main Campus

Parveen Wahid, Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, CECS, Main Campus

Cynthia Walters, Instructor, Teaching, Learning & Leadership, Education, COE, South Lake Campus

Linda Walters, Pegasus Professor, Biology, COS, Main Campus and Director, Center for Success of Women Faculty

Cherie Yestrebsky, Professor, Chemistry, COS, Main Campus

 

Executive Council Members (2013 – 2014)

Melody Bowdon, Professor, Writing & Rhetoric, CAH, Main Campus Director, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning

Po-Ju Chen, Associate Professor, Hospitality Services, Rosen College, Rosen Campus

Carolyn Hopp, Lecturer, School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership, COE, Main Campus

Claire Knox, Assistant Professor, Public Administration, COPHA, Main Campus

Amanda Koontz, Assistant Professor, Sociology,COS, Main Campus

Leandra Preston-Sidler, Instructor, Women’s Studies Program, CAH, Cocoa Campus

Adam Pritchard, Assistant Professor, Sociology, COS, Brevard Campus

Debra Reinhart, Pegasus Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Assistant VP for Research, Office of Research and Commercialization, Research Park

M.C. Santana, Associate Professor, Women’s Studies Program, CAH, Main Campus

Eileen Smith, Research Associate, Institute for Simulation & Training, IST, Main Campus Director, E2i Creative Studio, Main Campus

Valerie Storey, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership, COE and Director Educational Leadership Program, Main Campus

Parveen Wahid, Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, CECS, Main Campus

Cynthia Walters, Instructor, Teaching, Learning & Leadership, Education, COE, South Lake Campus

Linda Walters, Pegasus Professor, Biology, COS, Main Campus and Director, Center for Success of Women Faculty

Cherie Yestrebsky, Professor, Chemistry, COS, Main Campus

 

Executive Council Members (2012 – 2013)

Melody Bowdon, Professor, Writing & Rhetoric, CAH, Main Campus
Director, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning

Claire Knox, Assistant Professor, Public Administration, COPHA, Main Campus

Amanda Koontz, Assistant Professor, Sociology,COS, Main Campus

M.C. Santana, Associate Professor, Women’s Studies Program, CAH, Main Campus

Eileen Smith, Research Associate, Institute for Simulation & Training, IST, Main Campus
Director, E2i Creative Studio, Main Campus

Leandra Preston-Sidler, Instructor, Women’s Studies Program, CAH, Cocoa Campus

Parveen Wahid, Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, CECS, Main Campus

Cynthia Walters, Instructor, Teaching, Learning & Leadership, Education, COE, South Lake Campus

Linda Walters, Pegasus Professor, Biology, COS, Main Campus
Director, Center for Success of Women Faculty

Cherie Yestrebsky, Professor, Chemistry, COS, Main Campus


History
The Women’s Research Center was established in August, 2001, with support from the President and Provost under the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. In 2006 the WRC became one of the 10 centers and institutes under the Office of Research & Commercialization reporting to Dr. M.J. Soileau, Vice President for Research & Commercialization. Dr. Leslie Sue Lieberman was the founding Director and retired in May of 2011.  In 2011, WRC moved back under the Provost’s purview, with direct reporting to Dr. Diane Chase, Executive Vice Provost, Academic, Faculty and International Affairs. WRC is now located in the Classroom 1 building, second floor, within the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) suite. This move was designed to facilitate collaborations with the FCTL and other units on campus.

In the fall of 2012, the Center’s Executive Committee approached the Provost and President about a name change for the Center to better reflect its mission.  On October 10, 2012 the name change and mission statement were both approved.  The Women’s Research Center is now officially known as the UCF Center for the Success of Women Faculty.

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Linda Walters, Director of the UCF Center for Success of Women Faculty
Linda.Walters@ucf.edu

Fran Ragsdale, Administrative Assistant
Fran.Ragsdale@ucf.edu

Phone: 407-823-4240

Mailing Address
Center for Success of Women Faculty
University of Central Florida
P.O. Box 160955
Orlando, FL 32816-0955

Physical Address
4000 Central Florida Blvd. Orlando, FL 32816

Internal Mail (UCF)
Center for Success of Women Faculty
CL1 Room 207
32816-0955