October 22, 2021

Butler Center drop-in to look at mental health in competitive academia

The Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence is inviting faculty, staff and students to a Support Circle WEN-U Drop-in at noon-1:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in Dauch Alumni Center.

This session will be led by Women’s Global Health Institute with remarks by Theresa Mayer, executive vice president for research and partnerships. The session will focus on mental health in academia, particularly the stress and anxiety felt by women faculty in the hypercompetitive environment of academic research. A panel of researchers on mental health topics and women leaders in academia will offer their perspectives on the issues and share experiences of staying balanced to achieve work-life fulfillment.


  • Dan Foti, associate professor, Psychological Sciences.
  • Libby Richards, associate professor, Nursing.
  • Kelly LaMaire, clinical assistant professor, Psychological Sciences.
  • Zhao Ma, professor, Natural Resource Social Science.
  • Bridgette Kelleher, associate professor, Psychological Sciences.

This session will be offered both in-person and through livestreaming. A boxed lunch will be served to in-person attendees. All attendees must adhere to Protect Purdue guidelines. Registration is available online.

For more information, contact butlercenter@purdue.edu.

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