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
Hinze 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
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.
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.
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.
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.