Organization of Women Faculty

The Organization of Women Faculty
presented a public lecture by:
Lisa Freehill

Lisa Frehill


The Gendering of Academia

Thursday, April 26, 2007
3pm to 4:15pm

D'Ambra Auditorium in the Life Sciences Research Building

A reception followed

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About Dr. Lisa Frehill

Lisa Frehill is the Executive Director of the Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology (CPST). She holds a doctoral degree in sociology with a minor in systems engineering from the University of Arizona and a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University).

Prior to coming to CPST, Dr. Frehill was an Associate Professor of Sociology at New Mexico State University (NMSU). She was also the Program Director and Principal Investigator of that institution's National Science Foundation-funded ADVANCE: Institutional Transformation award and served for a year at the University of California at Irvine as the ADVANCE Program Director.

Dr. Frehill's research and writing have focused on a range of topics related to gender, race/ethnicity and social class as determinants of educational and occupational outcomes. She has a particular focus on gender and engineering, with publications that include: "Subtle Sexism in Engineering" (a chapter in a volume edited by Nijole Benokraitis); "Education and Occupational Sex Segregation: The Decision to Major in Engineering" (published in The Sociological Quarterly); and "The Gendered Construction of the Engineering Profession in the United States, 1893-1920" (published in Men and Masculinities). An active member of the Society of Women Engineers, she has written the "SWE Literature Review" with her NMSU research team for the past three years.

In the past year, her research has shifted to understand broader questions about access to science and engineering careers-especially in academia-for women and under-represented minorities in the United States. Her most recent article, "Measuring Occupational Sex Segregation of Academic Science and Engineering" is in the Journal of Technology Transfer.

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