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Faculty Session - Men Allies for Gender Equity - February 28th (February 28, 2019)
Faculty Session - Men Allies for Gender Equity - February 28th (February 28, 2019)
February 28, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Benedum Hall 102

Men Allies for Gender Equity: 

Please note that this session is restricted to men.  The similar Gender and Higher Education: Exploring Women’s Experiences session is available for women at 1:00 pm in Benedum Hall 102 - register here.

This 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. 

The Speakers: 

Roger Green:

Dr. 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:

Dr. 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.


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