October 31, 2014
Dr. Lisa Carter was reappointed dean of Athabasca University’s Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) for a second five-year term effective Oct. 1, 2014.
“We’re fortunate to have a dean with Dr. Carter’s energy, enthusiasm and deep commitment to Athabasca University,” said Dr. Cindy Ives, interim vice-president, academic, at AU. “In her next five years, she will lead the Faculty of Science and Technology toward strengthening relationships with students, academics, staff and the community.”
As the founding dean of FST, which was formed in 2009 when AU reorganized its academic centres into faculties, Dr. Carter has provided leadership for many initiatives. Some of these include:
Carter joined the AU community in 1995 and performed several teaching and administrative roles before becoming the dean of FST. Outside of AU, she’s a strong advocate for promoting careers in science and technology, especially for under-represented groups and communities. She’s currently a board member for BESTT (Bridge for Engineering Science and Technology Talent) and in the past has served on the boards for the Alberta Women’s Science Network and the Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology.
Updated December 09 2014 by FST Technical Staff