1st Edition

The Science Glass Ceiling Academic Women Scientist and the Struggle to Succeed

By Sue V. Rosser Copyright 2004
    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    194 Pages
    by Routledge

    In The Science Glass Ceiling, Sue Rosser chronicles the plight of women faculty across the country. Noting difficulties, double standards, and backlash that they routinely face. Rosser interviewed some of the country's best female scientists about their research, love of science, and routing barriers faced. She offers suggestions and solutions for changing the science and technology culture at universities in order to establish a more level playing field. As the first woman Dean at a science/technical school, Rosser offers realistic solutions from an insider's perspective.

    Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1: Who are the women scientists? Chapter 2: Opportunities and Challenges Chapter 3: Life in the Lab Chapter 4: Differences Across the Disciplines Chapter 5: Differences and Academic Institutions with Jane Daniels Chapter 6: A Brighter Future: Change the Institutions, Not the Women References Index


    Sue Rosser is Dean of Ivan Allen College, the Liberal Arts College at the Georgia Institute of Technology and is Professor of History, Technology, and Society and an Adjunct Professor of Biology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is formerly a Senior Program Officer at the National Science Foundation.

    "A dean at the Georgia Institute of Technology and one of the foremost experts on women in the sciences interviews some of the nation's top female academic scientists to illuminate the obstacles to gender equality and propose practical strategies for their elimination." -- Chicago Tribune