UCF Women in the News

Guin, Karen. (2016. Jan 25). NIH Funds Study on Technology, Services for Children with Severe Speech Disabilities – Jennifer Kent-Walsh.

ACS. (2015). 2015 ACS Orlando Section Outstanding Four-year College Teacher – Karin Chumbimuni-Torres.

Fox News 35. (2014, Nov 24). Study:  Women are putting their husbands’ career first. Fox 35 News Orlando. Retrieved

Kotala, Z. (2014, Nov 13). Oysters to the Rescue? A Natural Way to Clean Up the Indian River Lagoon. UCF Today. Retrieved from

Brown, J. (2014, Nov 12). Fulbright Scholar Taked Education Development Around the Globe. UCF Today. Retrieved from

Miller, N. (2014, Nov 10). UCF program uses exposure therapy to help veterans with PTSD. Orlando Sentinel.

Kotala, Z. (2014, July 21).  Swimming with Sharks, Turtles and Eels Part of UCF Summer Program. UCF Today. Retrieved from

Kotala, Z. (2014. May 7). App Aims to Prevent Boat Mishaps, Protect Mosquito Lagoon. UCF Today. Retrieved from

Guin, K. (2014, May 6). UCF Faculty Members Named Editors of “Race and Justice”. UCF Today. Retrieved from

Abney, B. (2014, May 5). Reinhart Receives Kappe Award for Environmental Engineering. UCF Today. Retrieved from

Pardo, J. (2014, Apr 10). Lactation Privacy Rooms Available on Campus. UCF Today. Retrieved from

Kruckmeyer, G. (2014, Apr 9). UCF Composer’s Opera Brings Marco Polo’s Story to Life. UCF Today. Retrieved from

Kotala, Z. (2013, Oct 16). UCF’s Newest Sea Turtle Expert Studies “The Lost Years”.  COS News. Retrieved from

Kotala, Z. (2013, Oct 16). UCF’s Santana Honored for Work with Farmworkers in Community. UCF Today.  Retrieved from

Kotala, Z. (2013, June 18). National Science Foundation Taps UCF Biology Talent.  UCF Today. Retrieved from

Kotala, Z. (2013, March, 28). UCF Alumna First Female Director of the Secret Service UCF Today. Retrieved from

Davidow, Kacie. (2013, March 24). Elect Her Workshop Encourages Women to Run for Office. Central Florida Future.  Retrieved from

UCF College of Sciences Biology Department.  (2013, March, 22).  Ocean Day at UCF Creative SchoolCOSNEWS.  Retrieved from

UCF College of Sciences Anthropology Department.  (2013, March, 15). Beatriz Reyes-Foster : Women who shaped UCF.  COSNEWS. Retrieved from

Petagno, C. (2013, March, 11). Kelly Allred named Certified Nurse EducatorUCF Today.  Retrieved from

UCF College of Sciences Deans Office.  (2013, March, 5).  Maggie Leclair : Women who shaped UCF. COSNEWS.  Retrieved from

Sarubbi, W. (2013, February, 26). Successful Women Seminar Highlights Fernandez-Valle’s Research. College of Medicine.  Retrieved from

Walters, L. (2013, February, 13). Facing Continual Challenges, Oysters Need Our Help. UCF. Today. Retrieved from

Kotala, Z. (2012, September, 24). UCF Professor Earns National Award for Mentoring in Science. UCF Today. Retrieved from

Petagno, C. (2012, August, 27). First Endowed Chair in Nursing Education AppointedUCF Today.  Retrieved from

Pittman, A. (2012, February, 13). Executive vice provost talks anthropological research, familyCentral Florida Future.  Retrieved from

Kotala, Z. (2012, December 14). UCF Leader in Criminal Law to Facilitate Sanford’s Blue Ribbon Panel. UCF Today. Retrieved from



Women and STEM

Ossola, A. (2014, Dec 15). Vulnerable in the Field:  Sexual Assault is Common Among Scientists. Retrieved from

McDonald, A. (2014, Sept 25). Editoral – Getting girls into Physics – are we saying the wrong things? European Physical Society. Retrieved from

The Boston Consulting Group. (2014, March). Overview of Women Status in Science. BCG. BCG-FWIS-OveviewOfWomenStatusInScience
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Pollack, E. (2013, October 3). Why are There Still So Few Women in Science?  NY Times Retrieved from
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Saitta, E., Legron-Rodriguez, T., Bowdon, M. (2013, August) An Inquiry into the Water Around Us.  Science. Vol. 341 pp.971-972
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NBC News (2013, August 7) NIH Finally makes good with Henrietta Lacks’ family –and its about time, ethicist says NBC News Retrieved from

National Science Foundation Balancing the Scale:  NSF’s Career-Life Balance Initiative

Goulden, M., Frasch, K., Mason, M. (2009, November). Staying Competitive Patching America’s Leaky Pipeline in the Sciences

Chang, K. (2012, September, 24). Bias Persists for Women of Science, a Study FindsThe New York Times. Retrieved from

Pacheco, W. (2012, September, 24). Fewer Women Graduating with Computer-Science DegreesOrlando Sentinel.  Retrieved from,0,6132917.story

Moss-Rascusin, C.A., Dovidio, J., Brescoll, V., Graham, M., Handlesman, J. (2012, August, 21).  Science Faculty’s Subtle Gender Biases Favor Male Students. PNAS. Retrieved from

Dizikes, P. (2012, April 4). Study: Female Students Wary of the Engineering Workplace. Phys Org. Retrieved from 

Wilson, R. (2012, October 22). Scholarly Publishing’s Gender GapThe Chronicle of Higher Education.  Retrieved from

Jaschik, S. (2012, October 19). (Mis) Judging Female Scientists Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from

Zuk, M., O’Rourke, S. (2012, October 29). Is Biology Just Another Pink-Collar Profession? The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from

Coger, R. (2012, October 29). Why STEM Fields Still Don’t Draw More Women. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from

Clark, A. (2012, November 7). Program Aims to Mentor Women Inventors. The Gainesville Sun. Retrieved from

Williams, W. M., Ceci, S. J. (2012, March-April). When Scientists Choose Motherhood. American Scientist. Retrieved from

Phillips, A.L. (2011, November-December). Crowdsourcing Gender Equity. American Scientist. Retrieved from


UCF Women Authored Articles

Guldi, M., Herbst, C. (2015).  Offline Effects of Online Connecting: The Impact of Broadband Diffusion on Teen Fertility Decisions. 

Guldi, M., Durrance C. (2015). Maternal Bed Rest and Infant Health


Women and the Arts

Sung, S.  Dayton Performing Arts Alliance.  The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, the nation’s first merged ballet-opera-symphony orchestra, will partner with composer Stella Sung on an innovative residency that will being in the summer of 2013.  2013 Music Alive Residency Awardees New Music USA

Reichard, R. (2012, September, 23). Successful Women Seminar speaker shares her secrets. Central Florida Future. Retrieved from


Work-Life Balance

Miller, C. C., Alderman, L. (2014, Dec 12). Why U.S. Women are Leaving Jobs Behind. Retrieved from

Tenure, She Wrote. (2013, Sept 26). Don’t be that dude:  Handy tips for the male academic. Retrieved from:

Kay, K., Shipman, C. (2014, April 14). The Confidence Gap. The Atlantic.

Pain, E. (2014, August). New initiatives offer child-care solutions to traveling scientists. AAAS – Science.

Vanderkam, L. (2012, June). What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings–and Life. Penguin Books.

Mangan, K. (2012, October 16). Faculty Project at Stanford Aims to Foster Work-Life Balance with “Banking System“.  The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from

Koch, K. (2012, Nov 13). “Having it all” at Harvard. Harvard Gazette. Retrieved from

Slaughter, A.M. (2012, July). “Why Women Still Can’t Have it all”The Atlantic.  Retrieved from


Women in Higher Education

Pew Research Center. January 2015. Women and Leadership Retrieved from

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  April 2013.  Retrieved from   {84a7195e-5fd3-478d-a2e9-bdbec0df59ab}_CHECOR1246_Salary_Survey_RePrint

Bousquet, M. (2012, October 29). Lady Academe and Labor-Market Segmentation. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from

Kantor, J. (2013, September 7). Harvard Business School Case Study:  Gender Equity. NY Times. Retrieved from

Onwuachi-Willig, A. (2012, October 29). Good Silences, Bad Silences, Unforgivable Silences.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Retrieved from

Smith, J.K. (2013, December 20). Women’s Bragging Rights, Overcoming Modesty Norms to Facilitate Women’s Self-Promotion.  Psychology of Women Quarterly.  Retrieved from

Stanford University. (2008, August). Dual Career Couples:  What Universities need to KnowThe Clayman Institute for Gender Research. Retrieved from

Ward, K., Eddy, P. (2013, December 9). Women and Academic Leadership:  Leaning Out. The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Retrieved from


UCF Center for Success of Women Faculty in the News

Pardo, J. (2013, March 5). Elect Her – Campus Women Win TrainingUCF Today. Retrieved from

Kotala, Z. (2013, March 1).  UCF Salutes Women Who Shaped the UniversityUCF Today. Retrieved from
Kruckemyer, G.  (2012, December 13). Center for Success of Women Faculty Redefines Direction.  UCF Today.  Retrieved from


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