are you the secretary?
Galloway Cynthia M
kfcmg00 at TAMUK.EDU
Sat Feb 24 09:57:10 EST 1996
This has been an interesting thread and it is a bit of a relief to hear
that this happens to other people. I come into work at 7:00 a.m. to use
the secretary's computer, since she has a 486 and I have an 8088. Since
I am sitting at her desk I can see the confusion to people who don't know
me. Who would expect students would be around at 7:00 wanting to make
appointments with the chair, drop classes and leave things in the faculty
However, when I go to my own office upstairs with my name on the door,
students will come in looking for Dr. Galloway and want to make an
appointment with "him" when they see me in the office. There is no
question of confusion about a front or back office since there is just
one. I don't dress like a secretary, I'm the only Biology professor on
the floor and we don't have postdocs so, I don't know where the confusion
lies. I think the students still cannot conceive of a women being "Dr."
I am the only women in the Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Geology
departments so the students do not come in contact with any other women
sciences professors. They also seem to have a hard time addressing a
woman as "Dr." I am usually "Mrs. Galloway" and I am not a "Mrs." either.
I guess I've gotten use to it but, every so often, I let it bug me.
Dr. Cynthia M. Galloway
Dept. of Biology
Campus Box 158
Texas A&M University
Kingsville, TX 78363
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