In honor of Women’s History Month, the Engineering Office of
Diversity will be hosting Allies for Gender Equity Series on February 28th and March 1st, 2019. The
sessions will be offered for faculty and students and will feature separate
workshops for male and female audiences.
The workshops include Men Allies for Gender Equity and Gender and Higher Education:
Exploring Women's Experiences.
Men Allies for Gender Equity:
To see the workshop presentation please click here.
two-hour interactive workshop encourages and equips men to serve as effective
allies for gender equity in STEM settings. To begin, we highlight
University of Pittsburgh data on the recruitment, retention, and advancement of
women as well as the importance of institutional climate. Next, we
overview recent literature that helps explain why and how gender inequity
occurs. Lastly, we introduce and develop concepts, vocabulary, actions,
and practical skills to promote gender equity. The workshop is structured
as an interactive conversation with opportunities to learn, ask questions, and
practice skills through scenario-based exercises.
note that this session is restricted to men. The similar Gender and Higher Education:
Exploring Women’s Experiences session is available
Faculty Session Registration (Male Audience):
28th, 2019 - Benedum Hall 102 at 10:00 am-12:00 pm
1st, 2019 - Benedum Hall 227 at 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Gender and Higher Education: Exploring Women's Experiences:
To see the workshop presentation please click here.
session explores the impact of gender on women’s experiences of campus climate.
Through small group activities, a review of the existing research, and large
group discussions this session will seek to shift the dialogue from individual
problems and solutions to seeking to acknowledge and identify institutional
challenges and solutions.
Faculty Session Registration (Female Audience):
28th, 2019 - Benedum Hall 102 at 1:00 - 3:00 pm
1st, 2019 - Benedum Hall G36 at 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Roger Green is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at
North Dakota State University, where he teaches, conducts signal processing
research, and serves as Undergraduate Program Coordinator. Since its inception
in 2008, Dr. Green has been a lead member of the NDSU Advance FORWARD
Advocates, a group of male faculty dedicated to effecting departmental and
institutional change in support of gender equality. As part of this group, he
regularly trains men, at NDSU and other institutions, to better serve as gender
equity allies. Dr. Green received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the
University of Wyoming.
Robert Gordon is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Auburn University,
where he also serves as Undergraduate Program Director; his research focuses on
visual attention and on mental representations of scenes and objects. Until
2017, he was an Associate Professor of Psychology, and Associate Dean, at North
Dakota State University. While at NDSU, Dr. Gordon was a member of the NDSU
Advance FORWARD Advocates, working as part of that group to facilitate
institutional efforts to promote gender equity. His efforts have included
helping men at NDSU and at other institutions learn to work as allies for
gender equity. Dr. Gordon received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999.
Christi McGeorge is a professor in the Department of Human Development and
Family Science at North Dakota State University (NDSU). Dr. McGeorge earned her
Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Family Social Science with an
emphasis in Couple and Family Therapy. She is a mixed methodologist who is
trained in both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research.
McGeorge’s research has focused on the influence of heterosexism and homophobia
on clinical practice and training, gender equity in therapy, gender equity in
higher education, feminist theories, and societal perceptions of single
parents. Dr. McGeorge has authored over 35 journal articles, book chapters, and
encyclopedia entries. Additionally, she (along with her colleagues) has
received well over one million dollars in grant funding from the National
Science Foundation and Non-Profit Foundations to support their research and
McGeorge also has extensive experience in program evaluation. For example, she
was the internal evaluator for the NSF ADVANCE grant at NDSU and the evaluator
for an NSF PLAN-D grant focused on testing the effectiveness of a male advocate
and ally program to positively impact university climates for women faculty.
Additionally, Dr. McGeorge has presented nationally to groups of women faculty
about the impact of gender on women’s experiences of campus climate.
McGeorge has been the recipient of a number of awards including the National
Council on Family Relations Kathleen Briggs Outstanding Mentor Award, American
Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 2012 Training Award, and the
University of Arizona School of Family and Consumer Sciences Professional
Achievement Award. She has also been selected to give a number of invited
lectures including the 2016 Tony Jurich Lecture on Social Justice at Kansas