Dr Phyllis Wise
Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
Phyllis Wise is Chancellor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to this appointment Professor Wise held a number of top leadership roles, including Interim President of the University of Washington, Provost and Executive Vice President at the University of Washington, Dean of the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California-Davis. At Illinois, Dr. Wise is continuing her research in issues concerning women’s health and gender-based biology. She has been particularly interested in whether hormones influence brains of women and men during development, during adulthood and during aging. She holds memberships in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in the Institute of Medicine and has been a national advocate for increasing access to women and minorities in scientific careers.
Dr. Wise presented “Partnerships for wider access to quality higher education” at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013. Dr. Wise will discuss how the level of complex global societal challenges of the coming decades will require not only new models of scientific collaboration and partnership across institutions and nations, but will also demand innovations in how we provide educational opportunities and in how we attract and foster a truly diverse community of scientists.