Gender Equity

University Faculty Gender Equity Council

The University Faculty Gender Equity Council was created in the Spring 2013 semester. It consists of one representative from each college/school at The University of Texas at Austin. The purpose of the Council is to advance gender equity efforts by providing a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas across campus. The Council will meet twice a semester with the Provost and Vice Provost for Gender Equity.


Chair: Janet Dukerich, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Lynn Baker, Professor, School of Law
Phil Bennett, Professor, Jackson School of Geosciences
Tasha Beretvas, Professor, College of Education
Carolyn Brown, Professor, College of Pharmacy
Jane Dimmit Champion, Professor, School of Nursing
Susan Cox, Executive Vice Dean for Academics, Dell Medical School
Jennifer Glass, Professor, College of Liberal Arts
Hillary Hart, Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Cockrell School of Engineering
Martha Hilley, Professor, College of Fine Arts
Shelley Payne, Associate Dean, College of Natural Sciences
Maggie Rivas Rodriguez, Associate Professor, Moody College of Communication
Laura Starks, Associate Dean for Research, McCombs School of Business
Sanna Thompson, Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Lynn Westbrook, Associate Professor, School of Information
Nichole Wiedemann, Associate Professor, School of Architecture
Bob Wilson, Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

Ex Officio Members
William Beckner, Chair of Faculty Council Executive Committee
Janet Ellzey, Vice Provost, International Office
Brian Evans, Chair of the Committee of Counsel on Academic Freedom and Responsibility
Lynn Katz, Chair of the Faculty Women's Organization
Susan Heinzelman, Director of the Center for Women & Gender Studies
Judith Langlois, Senior Vice Provost and Dean, Graduate School
Geetika Jerath, President of the Senate of College Councils
Blinda McClelland, Chair of the Faculty Welfare Committee
Faith Sandberg, Graduate Student Assembly

Del Watson, Director of Faculty Affairs
Lydia Cornell, Senior Administrative Associate