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Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb

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President Emerita

Phone: (657) ***-****  HQ Phone
California State University , Fullerton
800 North State College Boulevard
Fullerton , California 92831
United States

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Background

Employment History

  • Trustee Professor
    Fullerton

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • University of Michigan
  • biology
  • B.A. , Biology
  • Bachelor's degree , biology
    Talladega College
  • M.S. , cell physiology
  • M.S. Degree , cell physiology
    New York University
  • Ph.D.
  • Ph.D. , Cellular Biology
    New York University
  • full degrees
  • honorary degrees
    Douglass College
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Jewel Plummer Cobb
Jewel Plummer Cobb was born in Chicago on January 17, 1924 to Frank V. and Carriebel (Cole) Plummer.
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Jewel held post-doctoral positions at the Harlem Hospital Cancer Research Foundation, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the National Cancer Foundation.
Jewel's research included work on the relationship between melanin and skin damage, and on the effects of hormones, ultraviolet light, and chemotherapy agents on cell division. She directed the tissue culture laboratory at the University of Illinois from 1952 to 1954 and continued her research as a faculty member at NYU from 1956 to 1960, and at Sarah Lawrence College from 1960 to 1969. In recognition of her research achievements she was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 1974. She was a member of the National Science Board from 1974 to 1980.
She was on the cover of a Time Magazine, Special Edition, as Scientist of the Year.
Jewel's career in academic administration began in 1969 at Connecticut College where she served as Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Zoology. In 1976 she became Dean of Douglass College of Rutgers University, and was also a Professor of Biological Sciences. She served at Rutgers until 1981 when she was appointed President of California State University, Fullerton where she remained until her retirement. Following her retirement she was named California State University Trustee Professor at California State University, Los Angeles.
During and following her presidency at Cal State Fullerton, she received twenty-two honorary degrees, and was on the boards of several large corporations.
In WOODS HOLE: In 1949, Jewel was appointed an independent investigator at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory. She began spending summers in Woods Hole, and eventually bought a summer home where she gave elegant parties bringing together interesting groups of people including her many summer guests and her son, Jonathon.
Jewel Cobb has been especially encouraging and helpful to young women who wanted to pursue a career in science. She is now fully retired and lives in New Jersey.
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Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb (en français ) President Emerita California State University, Fullerton
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Jewel Plummer Cobb, Ph.D.
President Emerita, California State University, Fullerton Executive Director, ACCESS Center Trustee Professor, California State University, Los Angeles
Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb became the third President of California State University, Fullerton on October 1, 1981. As President and Professor of biology, she was the Chief Executive Officer of the sixth largest campus in the California State University system. Dr. Cobb is currently serving as President Emerita, California State University Fullerton and Trustee Professor, California State University, Los Angeles, where her office is now located. She is currently the Principal Investigator of the ACCESS Center; a program designed to encourage economically disadvantage middle and high school students to pursue careers in mathematics, the sciences and engineering.
Dr. Cobb is known for her work in cell physiology, her promotion of the advancement of women in scientific fields, and her activities on behalf of minorities. She has published 36 articles in the area of factors, which influence growth, morphology and genetic expression of normal cancer pigment cells. In addition, nine articles have been published dealing with the advancement of women in scientific fields as well as the advancement of minorities. She has received 22 honorary doctorates and was the recipient of many awards including the 1999 Achievement in Excellence Award from the Center for Excellence for her contributions to science and education.
Dr. Cobb earned her bachelor's degree from Talladega College, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, both in cell physiology, from New York University. In October 1989, Douglass College at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey dedicated the Bunting-Cobb Math and Science Hall at Douglass College of Rutgers University in honor of Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb and Dr. Mary Ingraham Bunting, former Deans of Douglass.
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Dr. Cobb is currently a board member of California Science Center; COMAP, Inc.; Quality Education for Minorities Network; 21st Century Foundation; Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology, Talladega College and Board of Fellows, Claremont Graduate University. She also served six years as a member of the National Science Board. She is a retired Board of Directors of First Interstate Bancorp; Georgia Pacific Corporation; Drew University College of Medicine & Science, CPC International, Inc. and former chair of the National Committee on Women in Science & Engineering (CWISE) of the National Academy of Sciences.
Prior to her appointment as President of California State University, Fullerton, Dr. Cobb served as Dean of Douglass College at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Before her Douglass appointment she was Dean of Connecticut College and Professor of Biology at Sarah Lawrence College.
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Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb (en français ) President Emerita California State University, Fullerton
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Jewel Plummer Cobb, Ph.D.
President Emerita, California State University, Fullerton Executive Director, ACCESS Center Trustee Professor, California State University, Los Angeles
Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb became the third President of California State University, Fullerton on October 1, 1981. As President and Professor of biology, she was the Chief Executive Officer of the sixth largest campus in the California State University system. Dr. Cobb is currently serving as President Emerita, California State University Fullerton and Trustee Professor, California State University, Los Angeles, where her office is now located. She is currently the Principal Investigator of the ACCESS Center; a program designed to encourage economically disadvantage middle and high school students to pursue careers in mathematics, the sciences and engineering.
Dr. Cobb is known for her work in cell physiology, her promotion of the advancement of women in scientific fields, and her activities on behalf of minorities. She has published 36 articles in the area of factors, which influence growth, morphology and genetic expression of normal cancer pigment cells. In addition, nine articles have been published dealing with the advancement of women in scientific fields as well as the advancement of minorities. She has received 22 honorary doctorates and was the recipient of many awards including the 1999 Achievement in Excellence Award from the Center for Excellence for her contributions to science and education.
Dr. Cobb earned her bachelor's degree from Talladega College, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, both in cell physiology, from New York University. In October 1989, Douglass College at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey dedicated the Bunting-Cobb Math and Science Hall at Douglass College of Rutgers University in honor of Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb and Dr. Mary Ingraham Bunting, former Deans of Douglass.
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Dr. Cobb is currently a board member of California Science Center; COMAP, Inc.; Quality Education for Minorities Network; 21st Century Foundation; Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology, Talladega College and Board of Fellows, Claremont Graduate University. She also served six years as a member of the National Science Board. She is a retired Board of Directors of First Interstate Bancorp; Georgia Pacific Corporation; Drew University College of Medicine & Science, CPC International, Inc. and former chair of the National Committee on Women in Science & Engineering (CWISE) of the National Academy of Sciences.
Prior to her appointment as President of California State University, Fullerton, Dr. Cobb served as Dean of Douglass College at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Before her Douglass appointment she was Dean of Connecticut College and Professor of Biology at Sarah Lawrence College.
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