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Interactive Panel on Perspectives and Practical Skills for Men as Advocates for Gender Equity

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2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

Start Date

June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015

ISBN

978-0-692-50180-1

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Interactive Panel on Perspectives and Practical Skills for Men as Advocates for Gender Equity

Tagged Divisions

Minorities in Engineering, Women in Engineering, Technological and Engineering Literacy/Philosophy of Engineering, and Engineering Leadership Development Division

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

19

Page Numbers

26.1006.1 - 26.1006.19

DOI

10.18260/p.24343

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https://peer.asee.org/24343

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114

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Lawrence J. Genalo Iowa State University

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Dr. Genalo is a University Professor and Associate Chair of the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Iowa State University. He is a Fellow of ASEE and has run the NSF Grantees Poster Session for nearly 20 years. He is a former chair of DELOS and the Freshman Programs Constituent Committee (the year before it became a Division).

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Roger A. Green North Dakota State University

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Roger Green received the B.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Wyoming in 1992, 1994, and 1998, respectively. During his Ph.D. studies, he also obtained a graduate minor in statistics.

He is currently an Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator with the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at North Dakota State University, where he 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. Dr. Green is the author of a series of advocacy tips, published by the Women in Engineering Division (WIED) of ASEE and available at wied.asee.org.

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Beth M Holloway Purdue University, West Lafayette

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Beth Holloway is the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education and Director of the Women in Engineering Program (WIEP) in the College of Engineering at Purdue University. She is the current chair of the Women in Engineering Division of ASEE. Holloway received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering Education, all from Purdue University.

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Archie L Holmes Jr. University of Virginia

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Archie Holmes, Jr. is a Professor in the Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Vice Provost for Educational Innovation and Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Virginia. He received the B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1991, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1992 and 1997 respectively. He joined the faculty at the University of Virginia in 2007. Prior to this position, he was on the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin where he held the Lybarger Endowed Faculty Fellowship. His current research interests include the design of novel infrared optoelectronic devices and how instructional changes can help students more quickly advance from novice to expert problem solvers. He has co-authored over 120 referred technical articles and has won numerous awards for his teaching.

In his role as Vice Provost, Archie’s major responsibilities include areas related to the undergraduate educational experience including advising, expanding and enhancing university-wide high impact experiences, and connections between academic and student affairs. He also works on building the interdisciplinary capacity of U.Va. and further efforts to establish institutes and centers to foster interdisciplinary research and education.

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Brian P Kirkmeyer Miami University

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Brian Kirkmeyer is the Karen Buchwald Wright Assistant Dean for Student Success and Instructor in the College of Engineering and Computing at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. His background includes BS, MS and PhD degrees in Materials Science and Engineering (specialization in polymers), the former from Purdue University and the latter two from the University of Pennsylvania. He has work experiences in automotive electronics (Delphi Automotive Systems) and consumer products (International Flavors and Fragrances) prior to his current role. He served on the executive committee of the ASEE Women in Engineering division from 2010 to 2014.

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Klod Kokini Purdue University, West Lafayette

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Klod Kokini, Ph.D. is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering. He received his B.S.M.E. from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey; his M.S.M.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.

Professor Kokini’s research activities include the study of failure mechanisms and design of high-temperature advanced materials such as functionally graded and composite ceramic thermal barrier coatings. He also works on interdisciplinary research related to the biomicromechanics of ECM-cell interactions.

He is an ASME Fellow (2002) and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2008) as well as a member of the ASME Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Committee. He is also on the Board of Directors of WEPAN / Women in Engineering ProActive Network. He was a co-PI on Purdue’s NSF ADVANCE grant for Institutional Transformation (2008-2013). He was the recipient of the Dreamer Award, Purdue University’s highest award which recognizes contributions to diversity activities and named in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. (2005). He was the first male recipient of the Violet Haas Award given by the Council on the Status of Women at Purdue in recognition of outstanding efforts on behalf of women (2007). In 2008, he received the ASME Johnson and Johnson Consumer Companies Medal, for his “unwavering commitment to diversity”.

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Daniel Lopresti Lehigh University

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Daniel Lopresti received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth in 1982 and his Ph.D. in computer science from Princeton in 1987. After completing his doctorate, he joined the Department of Computer Science at Brown and taught courses ranging from VLSI design to computational aspects of molecular biology and conducted research in parallel computing and VLSI CAD. He went on to help found the Matsushita Information Technology Laboratory in Princeton, and later also served on the research staff at Bell Labs where his work turned to document analysis, handwriting recognition, and biometric security.

In 2003, Dr. Lopresti joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Lehigh where his research examines fundamental algorithmic and systems-related questions in pattern recognition, bioinformatics, and security. In 2009 he became Chair of the CSE Department, and in 2014 he assumed the role of Interim Dean of the P. C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Adrienne Minerick Michigan Technological University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-2382-7831

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Adrienne Minerick received her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and B.S. from Michigan Technological University. Adrienne’s research interests include electrokinetics, predominantly dielectrophoretic characterizations of cells, and the development of biomedical microdevices. She earned a NSF CAREER award and was nominated for Michigan Professor of the Year in 2014. Research within her Medical micro-Device Engineering Research Laboratory (M.D. – ERL) also inspires the development of Desktop Experiment Modules (DEMos) for use in chemical engineering classrooms or as outreach activities in area schools (see www.mderl.org). Adrienne is currently co-Chair of ASEE's Diversity Committee and PIC I Chair; she has previously served on WIED, ChED, and NEE leadership teams and contributed to 37 ASEE conference proceedings articles.

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Beena Sukumaran Rowan University

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Beena Sukumaran has been on the faculty at Rowan University since 1998 and is currently Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Under her leadership, the Civil and Environmental Engineering Program has seen considerable growth in student and faculty numbers. Her area of expertise is in micro-geomechanics and has published over 100 peer reviewed conference and journal papers including several papers on engineering education and the unique undergraduate curriculum at Rowan University, especially the Engineering Clinics. She has been involved in various outreach activities to recruit more women and minorities into engineering and is Program Chair Elect of the Women in Engineering Division of ASEE. She is the recipient of the 2011 New Jersey Section of ASCE Educator of the Year award as well as the 2013 Distinguished Engineering Award from the New Jersey Alliance for Action.

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Abstract

Interactive Panel on Perspectives and Practical Skills for Men as Advocates for Gender EquityMany factors – systemic and non-systemic, conscious and unconscious, policy and climate – cannegatively impact the participation of minority group members in an organization. Particularlywhen a majority group is highly dominant, these barriers pervade recruitment, retention,advancement, and overall climate; diversity suffers, and the overall effectiveness and health ofthe organization is diminished. Academia has a long history of dominance by men. This hasbeen and remains particularly true in engineering.There is a growing body of evidence that men and majority individuals can serve crucial roles tosupport the advancement of women within organizations. To be effective, however, requiresbroad commitment and intentional and informed advocacy. Unfortunately, there are many forcesthat undermine men’s participation as advocates, including apathy, lack of knowledge, and fear.Men, especially those with a record of effective advocacy, can help promote men’s engagementas advocates.This panel will bring together a group of men with diverse backgrounds and experiences todiscuss their perspectives and offer practical skills for men to effectively serve as advocates forgender equity. Panelist discussion will focus on 1) awareness of issues, including unconscious bias, male privilege, and unearned advantage 2) individual-level advocacy: barriers and opportunities 3) institution-level advocacy: barriers and opportunities 4) advocacy best practices, including a focus on male advocates working with other men 5) examples of effective advocacy in actionA paper will be compiled that captures the background of utilizing men as advocates for genderequity; describes the panelist’s perspectives, experiences, and recommendations for effectiveadvocacy; and concludes by identifying common themes, advocacy best-practices, and how totake the first steps to get involved.Panel attendees, particularly men and administrators, will benefit by understanding barriers toadvocacy, learning best-practices of effective advocacy, and hearing first-hand experiences ofsuccessful advocacy.

Genalo, L. J., & Green, R. A., & Holloway, B. M., & Holmes, A. L., & Kirkmeyer, B. P., & Kokini, K., & Lopresti, D., & Minerick, A., & Sukumaran, B. (2015, June), Interactive Panel on Perspectives and Practical Skills for Men as Advocates for Gender Equity Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24343

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