Date(s) - Thursday September 25
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center, Room Cox B

Academic Motherhood: Managing Complex Roles

Navigating work and family within the faculty career can be both challenging and rewarding. The focus of this session is how faculty members, as parents, manage work and family within the academic career context. Kelly Ward will guide this session with findings from a longitudinal research project that looks at how family formation and career trajectories integrate throughout different career stages

Koehler Event Sessions

This is one of three events available for the Koehler Event: Women in the Academy. On September 25, 2014, The Koehler Center will host a keynote luncheon (11:30AM-1:00PM) followed by two simultaneous breakout sessions (1:30PM-2:30PM). Faculty may attend both the keynote luncheon AND a breakout session of their choice. Alternately, faculty are welcome to attend only the keynote luncheon or only a breakout session. Whatever combination you choose, we ask that you register for each of the three possible events separately.

11:30am-1:00pm Keynote and Luncheon

“Smile Work” and the Double Bind

1:30-2:30pm Breakout Session options

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Building a Research Line of Inquiry from Your Class
Academic Motherhood: Managing Complex Roles

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About the Speaker

Kelly Ward

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Kelly Ward is Chair and Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Sport Studies, and Educational/Counseling Psychology at Washington State University. Her research addresses issues associated with academic careers including how faculty manage work and family and faculty involvement in community engagement.  Her most recent book (co-authored with Lisa Wolf-Wendel), Academic Motherhood: How Faculty Manage Work and Family, draws upon longitudinal data from a broad base of female faculty to critically examine constructs related to academic work and motherhood.  She is also author of Faculty Service Roles and the Scholarship of Engagement and co-author of Developing New Faculty as Teachers and Scholars. She has held faculty and administrative positions at the University of Montana and Oklahoma State University.