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Provost's Advisory Committee on Women's Issues

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The Provost’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Issues (PACWI) promotes the interests of women at the University of Oklahoma (OU), particularly women engaged in research, teaching, and administration. PACWI accomplishes this aim by:

  • Attending to issues of concern to women at OU and making suggestions about these issues to the Provost.
  • Generating opportunities for networking and community building among women at OU.
  • Celebrating the accomplishments of women at OU.
  • Communicating and collaborating with other groups concerned about gender and diversity at OU.

PACWI e-mail:

Executive Committee (2017-2018)
ChairShannon Dulin, Assistant Professor, Geology and Geophysics
Chair-ElectKeri Kornelson, Professor, Mathematics
SecretaryLee Fithian, Assistant Professor, Architecture
Faculty Senate RepMegan Elwood Madden, Associate Professor, Geology and Geophysics
Diversity LiaisonMashhad Fahes, Assistant Professor, Petroleum and Geological Engineering
Working Group Leads
LeadershipMary Sue Backus (
Family Friendly ClimateLaura Bartley (
Gender EquityLori Snyder (, Associate Professor, Psychology
Recruitment/Retention   Janet Allen (, Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering & Shannon Dulin (