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Ellen Bass, PhD and Jane Greenberg, PhD Selected as 2015-16 Fellows in Drexel National Leadership Program

CCI Faculty Will Join Women Leaders from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Academic Fields in Incoming Fellows Class

May 20, 2015

Drexel University’s Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE at Drexel®), a leadership development program for senior women faculty in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, (STEM) and related disciplines, has selected College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) Professor Ellen Bass, PhD and Alice B. Kroeger Professor Jane Greenberg, PhD as fellows in their 2015-16 class.

Bass and Greenberg will join the fourth incoming class for ELATE at Drexel, which includes 31 experienced and diverse women faculty from 22 different institutions across the country. Each fellow was nominated by her dean or provost and will contribute to institutional initiatives as she expands her leadership skills.

ELATE is a core program of the International Center for Executive Leadership in Academics within the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at the Drexel University College of Medicine. This one year, part-time program focuses on increasing personal and professional leadership effectiveness, leading and managing change initiatives within institutions, using strategic finance and resource management to enhance organizational missions, and creating a network of exceptional women who bring organizational perspectives and deep personal capacity to the institutions and society they serve. Facilitated by leaders in the fields of STEM research and leadership development, the curriculum includes classroom lessons and activities, online instruction and discussion, and on-the-job application at each fellow’s home institution.

Bass, who was recently appointed head of CCI’s Department of Information Science, shares joint appointments in both CCI and the College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP). She also holds affiliate status in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems.

Greenberg serves as director of CCI’s Metadata Research Center (<MRC>)—the University’s first center dedicated to advancing the analysis and understanding of metadata, semantics and ontologies in the world’s information sources.

Bass and Greenberg will begin work with the incoming class this month, with online assignments and community building activities, until the program concludes in March 2016 with a symposium organized around institutional change projects that have been developed in collaboration with the leadership of their organizations, and then graduation ceremonies attended by their dean, provost, and other University leaders. Fellows begin the first of three week-long, in-residence sessions when they meet for the first time at the ACE Conference Center in Lafayette Hill, Pa., on August 1, 2015.