Geotechnical Women Faculty from 1989-2017: A U.S. Case Study

Patricia M. Gallagher, Sharon W. Alestalo, Shobha K Bhatia, Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, Sucheta Soundarajan

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Abstract

This case study addresses the advancements of women geotechnical engineering faculty in the U.S. over the past 30 years. In 1989, there were just eight women geotechnical faculty in the U.S. Today, we estimate that there are more than 80. Since 1989, there have been various efforts to increase the number and visibility of women geotechnical faculty, including NSF-funded workshops in 1989, 2003, and 2017; listservs and technical committees designed to connect women faculty and/or professionals; and networking efforts to develop and maintain connections between men and women geotechnical faculty for the purpose of enhancing the potential for collaboration between academia and industry. We discuss the various efforts, their successes and failures, and the lessons learned from these efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages434-447
Number of pages14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event3rd International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo 2018: Recent Developments in Geotechnical Engineering Practice, IFCEE 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Mar 5 2018Mar 10 2018

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Other3rd International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo 2018: Recent Developments in Geotechnical Engineering Practice, IFCEE 2018
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period3/5/183/10/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Gallagher, P. M., Alestalo, S. W., Bhatia, S. K., Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, A., & Soundarajan, S. (2018). Geotechnical Women Faculty from 1989-2017: A U.S. Case Study. 434-447. Paper presented at 3rd International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo 2018: Recent Developments in Geotechnical Engineering Practice, IFCEE 2018, Orlando, United States. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784481622.034