College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics to Host Speaker on Pathways to STEM Leadership

Posted on 10/31/2017 2:29:45 PM

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host Susan Hinze, Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies at Case Western Reserve University, on November 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Susan Hinze, STEM speakerHinze will speak about “Pathways to STEM Leadership.” The program, free and open to the community, will take place in IUP’s Weyandt Hall, room 149, where a meet and greet with Hinze will follow at 3:30 p.m. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

This presentation is part of the Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership-National (IDEAL-N) NSF grant at IUP, a multi-university project focused on analyzing and addressing gender inequities in academic leadership. Hinze is part of the project at her university.

Hinze’s research and teaching interests are in medical sociology, gender, social inequality, and the emerging work-family or work-life nexus. Her work focuses on how women’s life chances and choices are shaped by economic, political, ideological, and other structural forces.

She has employed quantitative and qualitative methodologies to study sexual harassment and gendered experiences in medical training, family life and the career paths and patterns of physicians, and racial/ethnic disparities in physician decision-making and medical care.

She has published work on health and human rights and the intersections of gender, race, and class on health outcomes for older women.

Her newest project is on the emergence of workplace coaching services, an increasingly mainstream enterprise used by individuals and organizations to navigate complex and rapidly changing work environments.

Her work appears in Women’s Health Issues; The Handbook of Sociology and Human Rights; Research in the Sociology of Health Care; Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness, and Medicine; Research in the Sociology of Work; American Journal of Public Health; Work and Occupations: The Annals of Internal Medicine; Academic Emergency Medicine: The Sociological Quarterly; and Social Forces.

The IDEAL-N grant for IUP was secured by Deanne Snavely, dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. It is a three-year, $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advance Program. The grant is to fund efforts to increase women in full-time, tenured professorships in the STEM disciplines.

The program expands upon a 2009 initiative that involved a consortium of northern Ohio colleges and universities called Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership. Snavely participated in this previous project.