ISU ADVANCE Reading Materials

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

  • Byko, M. (2005, April). Challenges and opportunities for women in science and engineering. The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, Online Journal.
  • Georgi, H. (2000). Is there an unconscious discrimination against women in science? APS News Online. College Park, Maryland: American Physical Society.
  • Handelsman, J., Cantor, N., Carnes, M., Denton, D., Fine, E., Grosz, B., et al. (2005, August 19). More women in science. Science, 309, 1190-1191.
  • Heilman, M. E., Wallen, A. S., Fuchs, D., & Tamkins, M. M., (2004). Penalties for success: Reactions to women who succeed at male gender-typed tasks. Journal of Applied Psychology, 89(3), 416-428.
  • Holmes, M. A. Frey, C., O'Connell, S., & Ongley, L. K. (2003, September). The status of women in the geosciences. Geotimes.
  • Schneider, A. (2000). Female scientists turn their backs on jobs at research universities. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 46, A12-14.
  • Sonnert, G. & Holton, G. (1996). Career patterns of women and men in the sciences. American Scientist, 84, 63-71.
  • Yedidia, M. J., & Bickel, J. M.A. (2001). Why aren't there more women leaders in academic medicine? The views of clinical department chairs. Academic Medicine, 76(5), 453-465.
  • Bystydzienski, J. & Bird, S. (2006). Removing barriers: women in academic science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. IN: Indiana University Press.
  • Cole, J. R. (1979). Fair science: Women in the scientific community. NY: The Free Press
  • Davis, C. S., Ginorio, A. B., Hollenshead, C. S., Lazarus, B. B., & Rayman, P. M. (Eds.) The equity equation: Fostering the advancement of women in the sciences, mathematics and engineering. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
  • Dresselhaus, M. S., Franz, J., & Clark, B. C. (1995). Improving the Climate for Women in Physics Departments. College Park, MD: The American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers.
  • Etzkowitz, H., Kemelgor, C., & Uzzi. B. (2000). Athena unbound: The advancement of women in science and technology. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.
  • Glover, J. (2000). Women and scientific employment. NY: Macmillan.
  • Ginorio, A. B. (1995). Warming the Climate for Women in Academic Science. Association of American Colleges and Universities: Program on the Status and Education of Women, Washington, DC.
  • Morse, M. (1995). Women changing science: voices from a field in transition. New York: Insight Books.
  • Rosser, S. V. (2004). The science glass ceiling: Academic women scientists and the struggle to succeed. NY: Routledge.
  • Sonnert, G., & Holton. G. (1994). Gender differences in science careers. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.
  • Thiederman, S. (2003). Making diversity work: Seven steps for defeating bias in the workplace. Chicago: Dearborn Trade Publishing.
  • Wyer, M., Cookmeyer, D., & Barbercheck, M. (Eds.). (2000). Women, science, and technology: A reader in feminist science studies. NY: Routledge.
  • Xie, Y. and Shauman, K. A. (2003). Women in science: Career processes and outcomes. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • Zuckerman, H., & Cole, J. R. (1991). Marriage, motherhood and research performance in science. In H. Zuckerman, J. Cole, and J. Bruer (Eds.), The outer circle: Women in the Scientific community. (239-258). NY: W.W. Norton.

Work-Life and Faculty Flexibility

  • Balancing Faculty Careers and Family Work. (2004, November- December). Academe, 90(6).
  • Finkel, S. K., & Olswang, S. (1991). Child rearing as a career impediment to women assistant professors. Review of Higher Education, 19(2), 123-39.
  • Grant, L., Kennelly, I., & Ward, K. B. (2000). Revisiting the gender, marriage, and parenthood puzzle in scientific careers. Women's Studies Quarterly, 28, 62-85.
  • McNeil, L., & Sher, M. (1999, July). The duel-career-couple problem. Physics Today. College Park, MD: American Institute of Physics.
  • Shauman, K. A. & Xie, Y. (1996). Geographic mobility of scientists: Sex differences and family constraints. Demography, 33, 455-468.
  • Williams, J. C. (2005, February 11). Are Your Parental-Leave Policies Legal? The Chronicle of Higher Education, 51(23), Page C1.
  • Wolf-Wendel, L. E., Twombly, S. B., & Rice, S. (2000). Dual-career couples: Keeping them together. The Journal of Higher Education, 71(3), 291-321.
  • Wilson, R. (2001, April, 13). The backlash against hiring couples. The Chronicle of Higher Education, A16.

Unintentional Bias

  • Trix, F. & Psenka, C. (2003). Exploring the color of glass: Letters of recommendation for female and male medical faculty. Discourse & Society, 14, 191-220.
  • Clark, S. & Corcoran, M. (1986). Perspectives on the professional socialization of women faculty: A case of accumulative disadvantage? Journal of Higher Education, 57(1), 20-43.
  • Smith, D. G. & Moreno, J. F. (2006). Hiring the next generation of professors: Will myths remain excuses? Chronicle of Higher Education, 53(6).


Women in the Workplace

  • Smith, D. G., Wolf, L. E., Busenberg, B. E. (1996). Achieving faculty diversity: Debunking the myths. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities.
  • Valian, V. (1999). Why so slow: The advancement of women. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • White, K. (1995). Why good girls don't get ahead...But gutsy girls do: Nine secrets every working woman must know. New York: Warner Books.
  • Williams, J. (2000). Unbending gender: Why family and work conflict and what to do about it. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press.