outstanding academician with a dedication and commitment
to students that goes above and beyond
-Dr. Luis A. Vazquez, 2000
Ursula Delworths lifelong commitment to her profession has positively
influenced the field of psychology as well as the status of women.
Gender differences in education was a focus in her career long
before the institutionalization of Womens Studies.
A counseling psychologist by training, Delworth joined the faculty
at the University of Iowa in 1976 as the first woman hired with
tenure status. She was an expert in the field of women in psychology
and multicultural issues and chaired the Affirmative Action Subcommittee
of the University of Iowa Council on the Status of Women. Delworths
contributions to academia were extensive. She served as departmental
chair as well as associate dean of the College of Education.
She was published regularly in prestigious journals and volunteered
tirelessly for professional organizations and university committees.
She was often sought after as a panel presenter, organizational
consultant, and task force member. She was dedicated to helping
the system of education become more inclusive in scope. In recognition
of her efforts she has received many professional honors. In
addition to her work with the University of Iowa, Delworths
dedication extended to the Iowa City community evidenced by her
involvement with the Johnson County Humane Society and Altrusa
Club of Iowa City. Delworth was born October 22, 1934 and died
May 24, 2000. Delworth was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall
of Fame in 2001.