“It puts us on the map nationally,” said Dr. Marjorie Bowman, who was recently tapped as the first woman to serve as dean of the Boonshoft College of Medicine at Wright State University. She is one of 18 female deans out of some 150 medical schools nationwide.
“When I was being interviewed, it didn’t feel like my gender was important and that felt very good,” said Bowman, who came to Wright State from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. “During my last job, it was still very clear that I was a woman, and I was still proving things relating to gender issues.”
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