Dr. Oberhauser is a professor of Geography in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. Her research interests include gender and economic restructuring, rural development, women’s economic networks, and feminist methodology. Much of her research takes place in Appalachia and sub-Saharan Africa where she is conducting a comparative analysis of collective economic strategies among rural women. Ann is also involved in research on the use of computer-mediated technology (social media) among college students with colleagues in communication studies and psychology.
The Mary Catherine Buswell Award, established in 1978, honors a WVU faculty/staff/student or a WV citizen who has provided outstanding service to women at WVU. Award recipients are chosen for excellence in their field as it relates to the advancement of WVU women, community and civic activities that serve and advance women, or significant pioneering activities that improve the status of women. The award winner will receive $500 for travel, supplies, salary supplement, or any other use commensurate with WVU policies.
This award, sponsored by the WVU Council for Women’s Concerns, is presented annually to a living person who has provided outstanding service to WVU women (students, staff, and/or faculty). Service in this context normally should be above and beyond the individual’s regular assignment. Those eligible for the award are WVU employees, students and citizens of West Virginia, including both women and men. Personnel on all campuses are included.
Each year, the Buswell Award is presented during the WVU Week of Honors.
Nominations for 2015 will open after the new year .
If you have any questions, please contact Erca Bentley, Chair, WVU Council for Women’s Concerns, at 304-293-8944 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants are chosen for excellence in their field as it relates to:
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Nominations are closed for 2014.