Encouraged by overcoming barriers, Worthen becomes youngest full professor at OU

Adam Troxtell / The Transcript

Meredith Worthen, professor of sociology at the University of Oklahoma, poses in her office next to a wood carving of Rosie the Riveter that was given to her by a student. Worthen is currently the youngest full professor at OU, and is possibly the youngest woman to be promoted to full in the university's history.