Patricia Rankin is a Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder whose research interests range from precision measurements as tests of the Standard Model through efforts to understand the symmetries of nature to how to broaden participation in science and engineering. She came to CU in 1988, was tenured in 1995 and became a Full Professor in 2002. She worked for two years in Washington D.C. as a program officer for particle physics at the National Science Foundation and has served as Associate Dean for Natural Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences and a Faculty Director in the Office of Faculty Affairs. As Principal Investigator for CU-Boulder’s NSF Advance Institutional Transformation program she helped develop the campus’s LEAP (Leadership Education for Advancement and Promotion) Program and consults nationally and internationally on professional development programs. She is a recipient of a Sloan Fellowship, a Department of Energy Outstanding Junior Investigator Award, the Elizabeth Gee award, and the “Best Shall Teach” awards among others recognizing her contributions to interdisciplinary research and to the University of Colorado at Boulder.
- The 3081/E Processor and its on-line use, P. Rankin, et al. Chicago Computing Applications (1985)1321
- Radiative corrections at the SLC/LEP, P. Rankin, COLO-HEP-203, A contribution to the proceedings of the Michigan workshop on QED structure functions, Michigan, USA, 1989.
- The BaBar Physics Book, P.F. Harrison and H. Quinn, editors, SLAC-R-504 (October 1998).
- Physics at the U(4s), P. Rankin, A contribution to the proceedings of the International School of Physics ``Enrico Fermi'', Varenna, Italy 1998.
- The Importance of Flavor Physics, P. Rankin, Proceedings of the 2002 Hampton University Graduate School (HUGS) Summer School
- Vital Variables and Gender Equity in Academe: Confessions from a Feminist Empiricist Project, Joyce Nielsen, Robyn Marschke, Elisabeth Sheff, and Patricia Rankin, SIGNS Vol 31(Autumn 2005)1-28.
- ”Networking”, Patricia Rankin and Joyce Neilsen, invited contribution to “Success Strategies for Women in Science” edited by Peggy Pritchard, Elsevier (2005).
- Demographic Inertia Revisited: An Immodest Proposal to Achieve Equitable Gender Representation among Faculty in Higher Education, Robyn Marshke, Sandra Laursen, Joyce Neilsen and Patricia Rankin. Journal of Higher Education 78(1) , 1-26 (2008)
- “Weak Links, Hot Networks, and Tacit Knowledge – Why Advancing Women Requires Networking”, Particia Rankin, Joyce Neilsen, and Dawn Williams, invited contribution to “Transforming Science and Engineering:Advaning Academic Women”, edited by A. J. Stewart, J.E. Malley and D. LaVaque-Manty (2007) University of Michigan Press.