Women's Influence on Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity in STEM Fields

Women's Influence on Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity in STEM Fields

Ursula Thomas (Perimeter College, Georgia State University, USA) and Jill Drake (University of West Georgia, USA)
Release Date: May, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 333
ISBN13: 9781522588702|ISBN10: 1522588701|EISBN13: 9781522588719|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8870-2


Women are typically not well represented in STEM fields. These same women experience difficulties in advocacy and leadership, as well as hiring and promotion. Women of color, regardless of discipline, face this narrative daily and often throughout their entire careers.

Women's Influence on Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity in STEM Fields seeks to critically examine the strategies that women across class and cultural groups use and the struggles they face in order to become successful in professional fields that include business, politics, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. While highlighting topics that include higher education, workplace perceptions, and information literacy, this publication is ideal for public administrators, human resources professionals, sociologists, academicians, researchers, and students interested in gender studies, public administration, the biological sciences, psychology, computer science, and the STEM fields.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Diversity
  • Economics
  • Gender Bias
  • Higher Education
  • Information Literacy
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Professional Organizations
  • Societal Factors
  • STEM Careers
  • Stereotypes
  • Support Systems
  • Workplace Perceptions

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ursula Thomas is currently the Associate Chair of Cultural and Behavioral Science-Online and Associate Professor of Education at Georgia State University. Her research interests include early childhood, social justice, culturally relevant pedagogy, cultural mediation, gender issues in curriculum and teaching, service learning, technology and leadership. She has been in the field of education for 25 years. She has served GAEYC, NAEYC and NAECTE as well as local, statewide and national teams and advisory boards
Jill Drake is a mathematics education professor at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia. Dr. Drake has served the mathematics education community as a teacher, professor, and consultant for the past 25 years.