Special Interest Articles

Special Interest Articles

 

Please follow the links below to view articles on special programs, initiatives, and events in the history of women at IUPUI.

 

Chancellor's Spouses

Founding Mothers

IUPUI Office for Women 

Women's Studies at IUPUI 

National Center of Excellence in Women's Health

IUSM Women's Advisory Council

Women in Science House 

Last updated by maeowen on 01/19/2013

Exhibit Contents

Exhibit Contents

 

Please click on the following links to view a complete list of all biographies contained in this exhibit and articles featuring topics of special interest regarding women at IUPUI. 

Table of Contents, Biographies (Alphabetical)

Table of Contents, Biographies (By School)


Special Interest Articles

  • Chancellor's Spouses
  • Founding Mothers
  • IUPUI Office for Women
  • National Center of Excellence in Women's Health
  • IUSM Women's Advisory Counsel
  • Women in Science House
  • Women's Philanthropy Institute

 

 

Last updated by maeowen on 11/15/2014

Committee Members

Women Creating Excellence at IUPUI

Planning Committee

 

Last updated by maeowen on 01/19/2013

Sources

Sources

Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives, IUPUI

  • Department and School Records
  • Clipping Files
  • Press Releases
  • Campus news publications, including Green Sheets, Recorder, and Sagamore
  • Photograph Collections

 Online Resources

  • IUPUI Office of Communications and Marketing Photo Gallery
  • Department Homepages for nominees
  • IUPUI News Releases Online
  • IU Newsroom
  • Indiana University Alliance of Distinguished and Titled Professors
  • IU Experts and Speakers Faculty Profiles

Indianapolis Star

Indianapolis News

Gray, Ralph D.  IUPUI: The Making of an Urban University.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003.

Last updated by maeowen on 01/19/2013

Women in Science House

Women in Science House

 

 

Last updated by maeowen on 11/23/2014

Mary Harter Mitchell, J.D.

Mary Harter Mitchell, J.D.

Alan H. Cohen Professor of Law, 2004-2009

Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis Faculty, 1980-2009

 

Mary Harter Mitchell, J.D. taught law courses at Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis for over 25 years.  She taught courses in contract law, elder law, religion and law, prison law, and women and the law.  Mitchell also helped to design the coursework for the prison law classes.  She single-handedly organized the school's course, Women and the Law.  The Women and the Law course was widely acclaimed, and even caught the attention of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who visited the class in 2007.  

Mitchell was loved by both students and faculty and was often credited with fostering a sense of community at the school.  She served on many of the law school's committees and served as a faculty advisor for five student organizations.  She was a 2003 recipient of an IU Trustees teaching award.

Last updated by maeowen on 11/23/2014

Patricia Rogan, Ph.D.

Patricia Rogan, Ph.D.

Executive Associate Dean, IU School of Education at IUPUI

Associate Professor of Education

 

Patricia Rogan has been a member of the School of Education faculty since 1993.  She is also the current Executive Associate Dean of the IUPUI education program, overseeing day-to-day administration.  Her areas of expertise include teacher preparation, urban education, and secondary special education.  Rogan has won six trustee teaching awards during her years at IUPUI.

Rogan serves as a consultant with Indianapolis Public Schools and spina bifida researchers at Riley Hospital for Children.  She is a member of the Indianapolis Public Schools New Teacher Mentor Committee.  From 2002-2005, Rogan was a governor-appointed member of Indiana Work Incentives Council.

 

 

 

 

 

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Last updated by maeowen on 11/23/2014

Ellen Poffenberger, SPHR, CCP

Ellen Poffenberger, SPHR, CCP

 Past Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

 

Ellen Poffenberger, SPHR, CCP worked in human resources at IUPUI for 23 years.  She oversaw a staff of thirty human resources professionals and was responsible for coordinating services and benefits for IUPUI's almost 5000 employees.  Poffenberger was Vice Chancellor from 1999 to 2010.

Last updated by maeowen on 07/28/2011

Dr. Kim Kirkland, Ph.D.

Kim Kirkland, Ph.D.


Director, Office of Equal Opportunity

 

 

Kim Kirkland, Ph.D. has been Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity at IUPUI since 2008.  Previously, she worked in affirmative action for many years, first in private industry and later at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.  Kirkland is an expert in the state and federal laws governing compliance, and at IUPUI, she is charged with monitoring the university's compliance with anti-discrimination and anti-harassment law and policy.

 

Kirkland believes that in order for IUPUI to be an effective institution, it needs to build a foundation of fairness.  She runs the Office of Equal Opportunity utilizing a strategy of both monitoring affirmative action progress at the university and developing outreach programs for women and minorities.

 

Last updated by maeowen on 05/26/2010

Lillian Charleston

Lillian Charleston 

Affirmative Action Officer, 1988-2008 

  

Lillian Charleston spent her career working for affirmative action progress.  Prior to joining IUPUI, she led desegregation efforts at Crispus Attucks High School in the 1970s.  In the 1980s, she held several administrative positions at IUPUI, including student activities officer, assistant to the dean for student services, coordinator of student research, and assistant director for the Center for Urban and Multicultural Education.  In 1988, she became Affirmative Action Officer for the IUPUI campus.  Charleston's duties included overseeing efforts to improve conditions for women and minorities and investigating discrimination charges on campus. Charleston retired in 2008.

Last updated by maeowen on 05/17/2010