University of South Florida St. Petersburg



Professor wins faculty excellence award for research on dual career couples

Sharon Segrest

By Sarah Sell, University Communications and Marketing 

Sharon Segrest, Professor of Management on the USF St. Petersburg campus, has received the Dr. Kathleen Moore Faculty Excellence Award for her research on the attitudes of females and males in dual career couple scenarios.

Segrest received the award on April 12 during the USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy (WLP) Awards that honored students, faculty and members who made a difference in the lives of women worldwide.

"I am truly honored and excited to receive the Dr. Kathleen Moore Faculty Excellence Award," Segrest said. "It's particularly meaningful to have the support of a group like Women in Leadership and Philanthropy that focuses on women supporting other women. It is a privilege to join the other distinguished women of WLP, and I am excited to continue supporting women through my research, teaching and service at USF and beyond."

Historically, men's careers have taken precedence over women's; however, Segrest believes these attitudes are changing. Her research focuses on understanding more about attitudes toward career decisions when couples face situations such as a job promotion that conflicts with a career opportunity the spouse is considering. 

The WLP Faculty Excellence Award Program recognizes faculty research excellence in six separate award categories, each receiving a $5,000 research grant. The awards include one for a faculty member on each of the three USF campuses, a USF Junior Faculty Excellence Award, Instructor Award and the Valerie D. Riddle, MD Award in Health.

"The WLP strives to promote the educational and research endeavors of women at USF. The Dr. Kathleen Moore Faculty Excellence Awards showcase faculty members' impressive scholarly activity, which promises to make an impact on women's issues. Our grant program has awarded 59 women more than $295,000 to further their research endeavors," said Lauren Gstalder, executive director of the WLP.

Learn more about the USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy program here.

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