Amy Levin

 

Amy Levin
Chair, English
Co-principal investigator

 

 

As a co-principal investigator, Amy Levin has been the primary day-to-day grant manager. She is a member of the steering and advisory committees. She attended the NSF ADVANCE grantee meeting in November 2010; compiled the IRB documents for the project; and initiated the web site. In 2010-2011, she monitored the grant email address; invited focus group participants; scheduled focus groups; served as the primary grant contact with administrative support staff and Grants Fiscal; and publicized the availability of the campus climate survey.

Levin, who is the former director of NIU’s Women’s Studies program, has initiated other projects for women in STEM, including retreats and speaker visits. As former chair of the university’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Women and current chair of the Provost’s Task Force on Multicultural Education Curriculum Transformation, Levin has worked to reduce barriers to women’s and minorities’ participation in STEM. Levin chaired the NWSA (National Women’s Studies Association) Strategic Planning committee for four years and is a member of NWSA’s women in science and technology interest group. In 2007, Levin participated in a Ford Foundation funded strategic planning process for NWSA and wrote a major report assessing the status of the discipline. Levin is currently co-chair of the Program Administration and Development Committee of the NWSA. Levin won the 2011 Wilma D. Stricklin Award for enhancing the climate on campus for women.