Male Allies Moving the Gender Equity Needle

April 16, 2014
12:00 pm
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Description

Collaborations that include men offer distinct benefits in efforts to achieve gender equity. In the past six years FORWARD, through its NSF Institutional Transformation ADVANCE project, has developed and implemented an Advocates and Allies program for male faculty, designed to augment its goals to transform the climate of the institution and increase participation of women faculty.


This program is composed of FORWARD Advocates, male faculty who educate themselves about issues of gender equality, and Allies, male faculty whom the Advocates train as proponents for gender equity in their departments. FORWARD Advocates are men who have a record of supporting women in their department, colleges, and the university. FORWARD Advocates and Allies are expected to be active and effective proponents of gender diversity and equality specifically in terms of increasing the number of women faculty, encouraging the hiring and promotion of women faculty in administrative positions, and ensuring the fair and equitable treatment of women within their units.

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Presenters

Canan Bilen-Greenis
Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Dale Hogoboom Professor and Interim Chair of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department, North Dakota State University

Dr. Canan Bilen-Greenis Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Dale Hogoboom Professor and Interim Chair of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department, North Dakota State University
As director and lead investigator of the NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation project, Dr. Bilen-Green has guided North Dakota State University toward positive climate change and gender equity for women in academic careers with a particular focus on women in science and engineering. She has been actively involved since 2002 in the NDSU effort (known as FORWARD) to advance women faculty.

Thomas Stone Carlson
Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at North Dakota State Universit, Program Coordinator, Couple and Family Therapy Doctoral Program

Dr. Thomas Stone Carlson is a professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at North Dakota State Universit,  Program Coordinator, Couple and Family Therapy Doctoral Program
Dr. Stone Carlson has been involved in diversity related training efforts at NDSU since 2000 and has been a NDSU FORWARD Advocate since 2008. He regularly offers ally trainings to help male faculty become better partners for gender equity in academia at NDSU and universities across the United States.  

Roger Green
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Dakota State University

Dr. Roger Green Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Dakota State University
Dr. Green teaches courses and conducts research in signal processing. Since its inception in 2008, Dr. Green has been an active 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.

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