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WVU professor wins women’s empowerment award

Dr. Neidermeyer

Dr. Presha Neidermeyer

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A West Virginia University professor who has actively worked on the cause of advancing women’s issues both in the U.S. and abroad has earned the Mary Catherine Buswell Award, which recognizes recipients for excellence in their field of study as it relates to the advancement of WVU women. Presha Neidermeyer has addressed the under-representation of women in leadership and academic positions and trained entrepreneurs in Malawi, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, New York, West Virginia and Bulgaria. 


"I am honored to be the 2018 recipient of the Mary C. Buswell award and humbled to join the ranks of the impressive listing of Mountaineer women whose work paved the way for those who follow.  It is a privilege to serve as an ADVANCE fellow and be a part of creating a more inclusive environment." –Dr. Presha Neidermeyer


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Congratulations to the winner of the 2018 Mary Catherine Buswell Award

Dr. Presha E. Neidermeyer, Ph.D

(AUDIO 0:31): Dr. Neidermeyerdiscusses the Mary Catherine Buswell Award

(AUDIO 0:15): Dr. Neidermeyer discusses the Mary Catherine Buswell Award

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WVU students
Women and Gender’s studies majors and professors



CONTACT: Jessica Deshler, Faculty Associate, Center for Women’s and Gender Studies,