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Gregg Selected to Participate in Regional Leadership Workshop

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Martha Gregg, Augustana assistant professor of mathematics, has been accepted to attend the Upper Midwest Regional Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Leadership Workshop for Early Career Faculty.

The June 11-13 workshop is hosted by St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN.

Gregg, who grew up in Baltimore, MD, has completed two years teaching in the Augustana Mathematics Department. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan, her M.S. from the University of Arizona, and her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has also studied at the University of Munich.

The weekend workshop, modeled after the successful weeklong PKAL Leadership Institute, is designed to enhance the leadership capacity in our region's colleges and universities and to provide support for early career faculty acting as change agents on their campus or in their profession.

Participants will:

  • Engage in discussions of the challenges and opportunities for STEM faculty in leading educational initiatives.
  • Learn from experienced facilitators about the political dimensions of change.
  • Practice the art of successful communication and leadership.
  • Share their career and educational project plans with peers and experienced mentors.
  • Network with others in nearby campus communities.

Most importantly, the workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to reflect privately and with mentors and peers on finding balance in their personal and professional lives, on being an agent of change, and on leadership that makes a lasting difference.