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National Academy of Sciences (US), National Academy of Engineering (US), and Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering. Biological, Social, and Organizational Components of Success for Women in Academic Science and Engineering. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2006.

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Acknowledgments

The Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy appreciates the support of the National Academies standing Committee on Women in Science and Engineering (CWSE), which is represented on the Guidance Group, on the study committee, and through staff support.

This report is the product of the efforts of many people. We would like to thank those who spoke at our convocation (in alphabetical order):

MAHZARIN RUSTUM BANAJI, Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics, Harvard University, and Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Cambridge, Massachusetts

ROBERT DRAGO, Professor of Labor and Women’s Studies, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania

SUSAN FISKE, Professor of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

JAY GIEDD, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

DONNA GINTHER, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

DIANE HALPERN, Professor and Chair of Psychology, Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California

JANET HYDE, Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

JOANNE MARTIN, Fred H. Merrill Professor of Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Stanford, California

BRUCE McEWEN [NAS/IOM], Professor, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York

KELLEE NOONAN, Diversity Program Manager, Technical Career Path, Hewlett Packard, Sunnyvale, California

JOAN REEDE, Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts

SUE ROSSER, Professor and Dean, Ivan Allen College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

ANGELICA STACY, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California

JOAN WILLIAMS, Distinguished Professor of Law and Director, Center for WorkLife Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California

YU XIE, Otis Dudley Duncan Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

This report has been reviewed in draft form by those selected for their knowledge, expertise, and wide range of perspectives, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making the published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards of objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We thank the following for their participation in the review of this report:

ROBERT DRAGO, Professor of Labor Studies and Women’s Studies, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania

EVELYNN HAMMONDS, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

KRISTINA JOHNSON, Professor and Dean, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

JAMES C. KAUFMAN, Assistant Professor of Psychology, California State University at San Bernardino

JOANNE MARTIN, Fred H. Merrill Professor, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Stanford, California

CHERRY MURRAY, Deputy Director for Science, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Livermore, California

LONDA SCHIEBINGER, The John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science, Stanford University, Stanford, California

ABIGAIL STEWART, Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Although the reviewers had many constructive comments and suggestions about the report, they were not asked to endorse the findings and recommendations of the report, nor did they see a final draft of the report before its release. The report review was overseen by May R. Berenbaum, Professor and Head of the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, appointed by the Report Review Committee, who was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution.

In addition, we thank the Guidance Group that oversaw this project:

NANCY HOPKINS (Guidance Group Chair), Amgen Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

ELSA GARMIRE, Professor, School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

W. CARL LINEBERGER, Professor of Chemistry, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

ANNE C. PETERSEN, President, Global Philanthropic Alliance, Kalamazoo, Michigan

MAXINE SINGER, President Emerita, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, DC

HUGO SONNENSCHEIN, Charles L. Hutchinson Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Economics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

LILLIAN WU, Director of University Relations, International Business Machines, New York, New York

MARY LOU ZOBACK, Senior Research Scientist, Earthquake Hazards Team, US Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California

Finally, we thank the staff of this project for their guidance, including Laurel Haak, program officer with the Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy and study director, who managed the project; John Sislin, the collaborating program officer from the Committee on Women in Science and Engineering; Beryl Benderly, the science writer for this report; Judy Goss, who provided project support; Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Graduate Policy Fellows Jennifer Hobin, Rachael Scholz, and Erin Fry, who provided research and analytical support; Jong-On Hahm, former director of the Committee on Women in Science and Engineering; Peter Henderson, director of the Committee on Women in Science and Engineering; Mary Mattis, senior program officer, National Academy of Engineering; Richard Bissell, executive director and Charlotte Kuh, deputy executive director of the Policy and Global Affairs; and Deborah D. Stine, associate director, of the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy.

Copyright © 2006, National Academy of Sciences.
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