November 20 & 21
Professor and Associate Dean of Engineering
North Carolina State University
Dr. Christine Grant has been empowering individuals and groups towards academic excellence for over 25 years at the university level. Her innovative programs span from middle school students to college students and up through university professors and administrators. She has been recognized for her accomplishments as an educator, leader and mentor with the NSF Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Math and Engineering Mentoring with additional achievement awards from the YWCA, Georgia Institute of Technology, the Council for Chemical Research, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Currently she is a tenured Full Professor and Associate Dean of Engineering at North Carolina State University. She holds Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from Brown University and Georgia Institute of Technology. She is the President and CEO of Leveraged Empowerment LLC.
January 30, 2015
Dr. Ellen Ernst Kossek (PhD, Yale) is Basil S. Turner Professor of Management at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management & Research Director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. She is President of the Work and Family Researchers Network and Associate Director of the Center for Work-Family Stress, Safety & Health of the Work Family Health Network.
Elected a Fellow in the American Psychological Association & the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, to the Academy of Management’s Board of Governors, and Chair of the Gender and Diversity Division, Dr. Kossek’s research has won awards for advancing gender, work-life and diversity in organizations, most recently in 2014 as a recipient of the Families and Work Institute’s Work Life Legacy award, for helping to build or advance the work life movement.