PSS's own Jyotsna Sharma is a member of the inaugural cohort of faculty to be highlighted by the Research Spotlight on Texas Tech Women Faculty initiative. Introduced during Women's History Month this year, the initiative is a joint effort between the Office of Research & Innovation, the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DDEI), and the Women's & Gender Studies (WGS) program which aims to shed light on the research contributions of women faculty throughout the university.
Sharma's research investigates how biotic and abiotic processes interact to explain the dynamics of angiosperm populations and communities. Recognitions for her contributions have included the CASNR Outstanding Research Award in 2018 and the 2017 Barnie E. Rushing Distinguished Research Award in STEM.
“Dr. Sharma has been a world-renowned researcher in plant ecology and conservation and a leader at Texas Tech for several years," says Glen Ritchie, PSS department chair. "We place a high value on her leadership within her research program, the PSS department, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and Texas Tech University.”
Sharma's feature by the Office of Research & Innovation includes insight into what led her to a career in academia, how she found her research niche in rare plant ecology, and some advice for future academics.
Learn more about the Research Spotlight on Texas Tech Women Faculty initiative in Texas Tech Today.
See the researchers highlighted in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources in the CASNR NewsCenter.