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Dayton-Wright AFCEA March 2024 Luncheon featuring WSU President, Dr Susan Edwards

  • 03/21/2024
  • 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 3520 Pentagon Blvd, Beavercreek, OH

SPEAKER: Dr. Sue Edwards, Wright State University President

Dr. Sue Edwards joined Wright State in 2018 as executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. Edwards began her presidency January 2020 and has had a focus on recruitment, retention, and relationships. She is personally committed to student success, especially in terms of retention, experiential learning, and high quality classroom education.

Prior to coming to Wright State, Dr. Edwards served as vice provost for faculty affairs and professor of Biology at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. In 2007, Dr. Edwards left her native Australia to join the Department of Biology at Appalachian State. She then took on a leadership role as assistant chair for three years before being appointed chair of the department in 2012.

She began her academic career as a faculty member in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences at James Cook University in Australia. She has taught veterinary science, medicine, biology, pharmacy, biomedical science, aquaculture, medical laboratory science, physiotherapy, exercise science, education, and nursing. In addition, she has taught in university programs localized within indigenous communities in Victoria, Far North Queensland, and the Torres Strait Islands in Australia.

Dr. Edwards has published more than 30 research papers and two book chapters, co-edited the book Hagfish Biology, and served on the editorial board of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology from 2006 to 2018. She is a former president of the Physiology Section of the American Fisheries Society. She also participated in the American Council on Education's Spectrum Aspiring Leaders Program in 2016 and the BRIDGES Academic leadership for Women at the University of North Carolina in 2014.

Edwards received a Ph.D. in comparative physiology from Deakin University in Victoria, Australia, an M.S. in neuroscience from The University of Melbourne and a B.S. in biology from Deakin.



RSVP REQUIRED: 48 hours prior to the luncheon. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. 

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION: Individual luncheons are $30 for pre-registered members, $35 for non-members/member walk-ins, and $40 for non-member walk-ins. You may pay online or by cash, check or credit card at the event. There is currently no charge for active duty and civilian government attendees, however, a registered no-show will be charged a nominal fee to cover the cost of the meal.

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DWAFCEA  ANNUAL SPONSOR RESERVATIONS SHOULD ALSO BE SUBMITTED AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE LUNCHEON. Please complete and submit your registration by this deadline in order to guarantee your seats. Please also include the names of your corporate attendees upon submission of your request.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Reservations will be billed unless cancelled 24 hours prior to the luncheon by contacting or No-shows will receive an e-mail notification regarding payment arrangements.

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