Accomplishments & Impacts
|Summary impact over the life of the project (2019-2023)
|All new faculty participate in an ECM during their first 1.5 years at Michigan Tech
|During the academic year, a new article is featured that provides insight on a marginalization, bias, or tool to improve climate and achieve equity.
Diversity Equity and Inclusion addition to the Faculty Handbook
|University Senate, faculty, and board of trustees all approved the new addition which gives credit (within service) to those who participate in DEIS work.
|This resource compiles all DEIS efforts on campus together into a single webpage.
|This resource guides faculty and staff on how to best describe, without introducing sources of bias, how COVID impacted their career.
Advocacy for Childcare
|Co-PI Storer co-chaired Childcare Task Force in 2021-2022
Michigan Tech Faculty/Researcher Publications
|Student Evaluations And The Problem of Implicit Bias (2020)
|This article addresses the implicit bias problems inherent in using student evaluations when making employment decisions concerning university faculty members.
|Academic Dual Career as a Lifeworld Orientation: A Phenomenological Inquiry (2019)
|We employ a feminist phenomenological methodology to explore the lived meaningfulness of the academic dual career. We contend that university approaches to resolving the "problem" of dual career fail to address partners' long-term commitments and shared challenges.
|Image Content Analysis of US Natural Resources- Related Professional Society Websites with Respect to Gender and Racial/Ethnic Diversity (2019)
|In 2018, a web image content analysis was conducted to assess the perceived gender and race/ethnicity diversity and representativeness of 11 natural resources-related, professional society websites. Results highlight the lack of inclusivity of women and minorities in images most frequently seen at the top of these organizations’ home webpages.
|Web Content Analysis of University Forestry and Related Natural Resources Landing Webpages in the United States in Relation to Student and Faculty Diversity (2019)
|The images of “forestry” and “natural resources-related” fields were examined as they would be from a potential student’s perspective looking at university and college websites with these degree program majors at the 80 National Association of University Forest Resource Programs member institutions during in 2016. Results suggest the percentage of women and minorities enrolled explains little variation in a program’s website image content, whereas there is significant image under-representation of minorities in all NR fields and of women on forestry-major webpages.
|Women's Appeals for Equity at American Universities (2005)
|Statistics indicate that sex discrimination is still very evident at American universities. To explore whether inadequate university responses when individuals complain of inequities may be a factor, a qualitative study was conducted using individual interviews with 14 students and faculty who experienced sex discrimination. For the most part, the universities responded to the formal complaints in the same way as they had responded to the informal ones, stimulating the women to seek justice outside the university.
|A Scientist On Any Schedule (2017)
|At times, my life as a scientist has resembled what many see as the archetype: available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to go to the lab or out to the field, with no personal responsibilities that can't be sacrificed or taken care of by others. I have lived this life—and enjoyed it. But since becoming a single mother, I've realized that it is only one of many ways to be a scientist. Now, I have a satisfying career as a professor with a reasonable work schedule, and I've come to appreciate that there is no one schedule that best produces excellent science or demonstrates dedication to its practice.