WILMA’s Leadership Institute: Meet Dana Stachowiak

Snapshot of this year's Leadership Institute members

WILMA’s 2023 Leadership Institute, an annual nine-month program, gives area women the opportunity to learn from leaders in the region, visit a range of local companies, and serve as each others’ personal board of directors.

The program is part of WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative, created to help develop more women leaders in our area.

Meet institute member DANA STACHOWIAK.

Dana Stachowiak

StachowiakTitle: Director & Associate Professor, Curriculum Studies

Company: UNCW Gender Studies & Research Center

How long have you been with your current employer? Since August 2016

Alma Mater: UNC Greensboro (PhD), Winthrop University (Master of Ed) & Western Michigan University (BS in Elementary Ed)

Prior career experience:

  • Assistant Professor of Multicultural & Diversity Education, University of Louisiana at Lafayette (2014-2016)
  • Adjunct Professor of Foundations of Education, UNC Greensboro (2013-2016)
  • Curriculum Specialist, Guilford County Schools (2011-2014)
  • Curriculum Specialist & Classroom Teacher, Union County Public Schools (2007-2010 & 2004-2007, respectively)

Current job responsibilities: Oversee the daily operations of the GSRC; provide programming on gender justice for students, faculty, staff, and community members; conduct and support research on gender studies for students, faculty, and staff; and lead the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies program (undergraduate minor and post-bac certificate)

Hobbies: Kayaking, going to see live music (especially Michael Franti!), kicking it with my pups, Amos & Henry, hosting backyard cookouts, and traveling

To learn more about WILMA’s Leadership Institute and Initiative, go to wilmamag.com/women-to-watch.

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Categories: Women to Watch