Loyola University Chicago

Gannon Center for Women and Leadership

Farrell Professor - Dr. Dana Garbarski

The Gannon Center for Women and Leadership is pleased to introduce the Center’s newly appointed Carolyn Farrell Endowed Assistant Professor: Dana Garbarski, PhD. An Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Loyola University Chicago, Dr. Garbarski comes to this new position with evidence of her distinguished scholarship, superb teaching, and far-reaching contributions of service to her department, the University, and the Academy. She began her three year term in January 2018.

Her commitment to research and publication in peer-reviewed journals (seventeen articles), is exemplary. Additionally, Dr. Garbarski has developed research works in progress for submission. Her research agenda, clearly intersectional and multidisciplinary, is in close coherence with the University’s Mission and Strategic Plan as well the Gannon Center’s Mission and Strategic Plan. Her research spans not only substantive areas of health disparities (especially maternal and child health disparities), but also in technical areas of reliability of survey instruments and data.

Dr. Garbarski is presently completing a proposal for funding from the National Institutes of Health which will be submitted in February 2018. We think you will find her to be a competent, confident, and self-motivating scholar who enjoys exploring new forms of knowledge and developing strategies in which to encourage other Loyola faculty to pursue multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary research.

Currently, Dr. Garbarski serves as a research mentor for both undergraduate and graduate students, is involved in multidisciplinary research engagements with faculty from all three Chicago campuses, and she is poised to make scholarly contributions to the Gannon Center as well as to the University.

The Gannon Center would like to thank Patrick Boyle, Vice Provost; Anne Reuland, Assistant Provost; Linda Brazdil, Director of the Center for Science and Math Education; Dawn Harris, Associate Professor-Quinlan School of Business; and Patricia Mooney-Melvin, Associate Professor-History Department.