Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
at Miami University
Karen Maitland Schilling Prize
WGS Anonymous Donor Endows the Karen Maitland Schilling Prize
On May 6, 2011, the WGS Program announced the endowment of the Karen Maitland Schilling Prize.
Dr. Karen Maitland Schilling served Miami University as Director of the Women's Studies Program, Director of Liberal Education, Chair and Professor of the Department of Psychology, and Dean of the College of Arts and Science. A clinical psychologist by training, she divided her teaching effort between the undergraduate program and the doctoral program in clinical psychology. Her research has focused heavily on program development and evaluation, and she has consulted at dozens of universities in the U.S. and abroad on assessment and curriculum development and served for six years as a program faculty member for institutes on general education for the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Under her determined leadership and through her advocacy, Dr. Schilling has diversified the faculty, effected major curricular reform, and inspired her colleagues with her intelligence, good humor, and grace.
The Karen Maitland Schilling prize is awarded by the Office of Student Financial Assistance to one or more Miami University graduating seniors who best exemplify Dr. Schilling's commitment to scholarship and leadership. Preference shall be given to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGS) and/or Psychology majors or minors, or other students in the College of Arts and Science conducting feminist projects. A committee of WGS faculty shall recommend nominations of the recipient(s) to the Dean of the College of Arts and Science and the Office of Student Financial Assistance.