Meet the Ohio State Team

Monica F. Cox

Principal Investigator

Professor and Chair in the Department of Engineering Education

Meseret F. Hailu

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Ph.D. from the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver

Julie Aldridge

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Science, Department of Agricultural Communication, Education and Leadership

Alina H. Thai

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Computer and Information Science

Phase 1: Data Mining

Database Development - Use the data mining tool to collect contact information of all of the ABET -accredited university programs in the United States; to create a database of the contact information of all university leadership (e.g., President, Vice President/Provost, Dean of Engineering, the Chief Diversity Officer, and the Department Head) from the universities with ABET accredited programs

Phase 2: Conducted Interviews

Interviews - For the qualitative phase of the study, members of the research team conducted one-on-one and group interviews of current WOC faculty. Researchers followed a semi-structured interview protocol and asked faculty to describe their academic and professional journeys. Interviewees were identified using ASEE faculty databases.

Phase 3: Survey 

Online Survey  - develop a national survey investigating the perspectives of women engineering faculty at U.S. engineering institutions on issues of intersectionality (i.e., race, class, and gender)

Next Steps...