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McKelvey School of Engineering

Diversity in the Engineering Professoriate

Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Event

Joyce Main
Associate Professor of Engineering Education, Purdue University.

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Join us for a virtual seminar series on topics related to race and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

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Lectures & Presentations


McKelvey School of Engineering


Science & Technology

Biomedical Engineering
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Speaker Information

Joyce Main
Associate Professor of Engineering Education, Purdue University 
She received an Ed.M. in administration, planning, and social policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Ph.D. in learning, teaching, and social policy from Cornell University. Her research examines the academic and employment pathways of science and engineering students with a focus on access, diversity, and education policy. She was awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant in 2017 to examine the longitudinal career paths of engineering PhDs. Dr. Main is a recipient of the 2014 American Society for Engineering Education Educational Research Methods Apprentice Faculty Award, the 2015 Frontiers in Education Faculty Fellow Award, the 2018 Violet B. Haas Memorial Fellowship, and the 2019 Betty Vetter Award for Research.

Additional readings:

An intersectional approach to investigating persistence among women of color tenure-track engineering faculty

The Correlation Between Undergraduate Student Diversity and the Representation of Women of Color Faculty in Engineering

Kanter’s Theory of Proportions: Organizational Demography and PhD Completion in Science and Engineering Departments

The Underrepresentation of Women in Computing Fields: A Synthesis of Literature Using a Life Course Perspective

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