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U215B·Workshop: Men Allies for Gender Equity
Workshop WEPAN
Sun. April 29, 2018 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Salon A, Marriott Crystal City
Session Description

Ticketed event: Workshop - $195.00
Workshop guest - $195.00
This interactive workshop encourages and equips men to serve as effective allies for gender equity in STEM settings. To begin, we highlight data on the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women as well as the importance of institutional climate. Next, we present an overview of recent literature that helps explain why and how gender inequity occurs. Lastly, we introduce and develop concepts, vocabulary, actions, and practical skills to promote gender equity. The workshop is structured as an interactive conversation with opportunities to learn, ask questions, and practice skills through scenario-based exercises.

This workshop will be led by Dr. Roger Green (Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Dakota State University) and Dr. Robert Gordon (Psychology, Auburn University), who have conducted Ally Workshops at universities throughout the country since 2009

Please note that registration for this pre-conference workshop is restricted to men. The similar “Gender and Higher Education: Exploring Women’s Experiences” session is available for women.

  1. Dr. Roger A. Green
    North Dakota State University

    Dr. Roger Green is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Dakota State University, where he teaches, conducts signal processing research, and serves as Undergraduate Program Coordinator. Since its inception in 2008, Dr. Green has been a lead member of the NDSU Advance FORWARD Advocates, a group of male faculty dedicated to effecting departmental and institutional change in support of gender equality. As part of this group, he regularly trains men, at NDSU and other institutions, to better serve as gender equity allies. Dr. Green received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wyoming.

  2. Dr. Robert Gordon
    North Dakota State University

    Dr. Robert Gordon is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Auburn University, where he also serves as Undergraduate Program Director; his research focuses on visual attention and on mental representations of scenes and objects. Until 2017, he was an Associate Professor of Psychology, and Associate Dean, at North Dakota State University. While at NDSU, Dr. Gordon was a member of the NDSU Advance FORWARD Advocates, working as part of that group to facilitate institutional efforts to promote gender equity. His efforts have included helping men at NDSU and at other institutions learn to work as allies for gender equity. Dr. Gordon received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999.

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