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Faculty Presentations

Dr. Susan Stewart
“Women of the Millennial Generation: Who are They and What Kind of Women Will They Become?” Presented April 15, 2014 to the Ames Chapter of the American Association of University Women

Dr. David Peters
“Demographics of the College Student Population in Iowa.” Presentation to the Iowa Board of Regents Task Force in Urbandale IA (17 Dec 2013).

Dr. David Peters
"Poverty and Inequality in Poweshiek County, Iowa"
at the Poweshiek Leadership on December 12, 2013

Gloria Jones Johnson Awarded Highest Faculty Award

Gloria Jones Johnson

Gloria Jones Johnson was promoted to University Professor, which is one of the highest faculty awards. This awards recognizes faculty members whose professional work has focused upon effecting positive, significant institutional change at Iowa State University.

Gloria Jones-Johnson came to Iowa State in 1986. Her research specializes in social psychology, social inequality and work, and occupations. Her recent research interests are self-employment and the contingent work force.

Mazur: Intent is to Have Signifcant Development Impact

LIndsay Murray

On May 19, the U.S. Agency for International Development released an optimistic progress report about its Feed the Future program, an initiative that has been aided by ISU researchers and that the agency claimed helped 12.5 million children and nearly 7 million smallholder farmers and food producers last fiscal year alone. Robert Mazur, sociology, is one of the ISU researchers involved with USAID hunger efforts. In an article for the May 20 issue of the Ames Tribune, he said, “Simply working with several communities isn’t going to save the world. But trying to come up with innovative management practices and technologies that can, that could then be scaled up and integrated (into larger programs) – the intent certainly is to be able to do things that eventually can have significant development impact.” More