Joan Straumanis

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OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & SERVICE

DC Philosophy and History of Biology discussion group, 1977 – present.
Training Seminars for Grant Program Managers, National Science Foundation, 2008, 1977.
Great Lakes Colleges Association: Board member, 2002 – 2004; Science Advisory Committee, 1982 – 1986; Academic Council (elected by Denison University Faculty), 1978 – 1982; Women’s Studies Consortium and annual conferences, organizer (with others), 1975 – 1986.
Harvard Seminar for New Presidents, Harvard University, 2002.
Leadership Seminars for Academic Officers, the Educational Leadership Project of the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation, 1988 – 2001.
International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, session chair, “Biological Mechanisms,” 2001.
National Institutes of Health National Genome Project, Advisory Committee on Diversity, representative of the U.S. Department of Education, 2001.
Science Education Reform,” Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, NY, panelist, workshop leader, 1999.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, accreditation team, 1989.
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, congressional testimony on 1988 National Science Foundation Budget Authorization, Feb. 19, 1987 (excerpted in The Chronicle of Higher Education; see §Publications).
American Philosophical Association: Central Division nominating committee, 1985 – 1986; Mellon Congressional Fellowships (annually awarded grants to academic philosophers to serve as Congressional staff members) selection committee, 1979 – 1986; Committee on the Status of Women, 1976 – 1983;  committee chair, 1982 – 1983.
Oberlin Conferences on Undergraduate Science (“Oberlin Group” of research-active colleges), 1986, 1985.
Lilly Endowment Workshop on the Liberal Arts, Colorado Springs, CO, staff, 1986; Kenyon College delegation, team leader, 1984.
National Conference on Philosophy of Biology, Denison University, staff, 1983.
Assertiveness Training workshops (for faculty, community women and students), co-leader (with A. Fitzgerald), 1983, 1976, 1975.
Institute on Philosophy of Biology, Council for Philosophical Studies and National Endowment for the Humanities, Cornell University, 1982.
Society for Women in Philosophy, founder (with others), Chicago, IL, 1971; program chair, 1982.
National Summer Institutes in Women’s Studies (faculty development), Ann Arbor, MI, staff, 1982, 1981.
Intergovernmental Task Force on Women: Status Report of the Carter Administration Action on International Women’s Year Resolutions for the President’s Domestic Policy Staff, Washington, DC, co-author (with Jean Lipman-Blumen and others), 1978.
Institute on Human Nature, Council for Philosophical Studies and National Endowment for the Humanities, Colorado Springs, CO, 1977.
State of Ohio legislation: guided student campaign to include sexual assault and rape counselors under confidentiality statutes, 1974 – 1976; signed into law 1976.