Stephanie Goodwin to represent Wright State in support of American Council of Education Women’s Network of Ohio

Stephanie Goodwin, director of faculty and leadership development at Wright State.

Stephanie Goodwin, director of faculty and leadership development at Wright State University, will serve as the university’s institutional representative to support the work of the American Council of Education Women’s Network of Ohio (ACE WNO).

The network supports ACE’s national efforts to assist women at all points in their career to achieve their professional goals, including those who aspire to become presidents and chief academic officers.

“Having a designated institutional representative at Wright State to interface with ACE WNO signals our university’s support for the advancement of women into leadership positions in higher education,” said Wright State President Cheryl B. Schrader.

As institutional representative, Goodwin will provide information to the network about female administrators on campus, including new appointments and vacant leadership opportunities. She will communicate with the network executive board and other state institutional representatives about ideas, strategies and supportive resources to broaden the impact of the work of ACE WNO. Goodwin will also keep women at Wright State informed about the agenda and programs of ACE WNO while encouraging them to get involved and create more linkages among them by organizing and creating roundtables and networks for women on campus.

Already familiar with the network, Goodwin has organized prior attendees of Higher Education Resources Services (HERS) with ACE WNO’s annual conference and introduced many new women to the work the network does in Ohio.

Goodwin is a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, where she conducts research on social biases such as stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination.

Prior to her current role, Goodwin served at Wright State as program director for the LEADER Consortium, a multi-institutional National Science Foundation effort to promote faculty equity and success in STEM disciplines. She remains engaged in support of equity in STEM through her role as an executive adviser to other ADVANCE institutions, including the University of Cincinnati and Florida International University. She is frequently invited to share her leadership expertise with faculty and leaders at other institutions.

Goodwin earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and her master’s and Ph.D. in social and personality psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She completed postdoctoral training in implicit social cognition at Yale University.

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