Limestone's Mary Willis Selected As National Conference Panelist

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 5:00pm
Mary Willis

Limestone College Director of Social Work Technological Services, Mary Willis, has been named as a panelist for the Women In Leadership Higher Education Conference taking place in October at Harvard University.

The conference will be held at the Harvard Faculty Club on October 2-3 in Cambridge, MA. The event is an inclusive, two-day conference for senior-level higher education administrators and faculty to engage and share insight on improving gender diversity in higher-education leadership.

Willis was selected as a panelist in recognition of two articles she recently had published, including “Friedrich Nietzsche: Technology and the Abyss” and “The Use of Assisted Technology for the Alzheimer Patient.”

The articles were published online and have been downloaded globally by numerous colleges, universities, and businesses. 

“It is truly an honor to be invited as a panelist at a national conference where participants can keep up on the latest in higher education leadership initiatives and show their support for diversity in higher education,” Willis said. “I look forward to representing Limestone as I connect with fellow administrators and share ideas with some of the top college and university leaders in the nation.”

Willis graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science Systems Security from Limestone College in 2012.  She then graduated in 2014 with an M.S. in Human Environment Science Interactive Technology from the University of Alabama Graduate School.  She won the Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year award for Human Environment Science Interactive Technology in 2014.  Willis went on to graduate in 2016 with an M.A. in Health Studies/Promotion from the University of Alabama.  

The conference is being sponsored by the National Diversity Congress, which is dedicated to providing resources for advocating increased diversity and a better understanding on how to combat sexism, racism, heterosexism, ageism, and ableism in the workplace.