Status Data

  • In 2009, the female faculty constituted 28.13 (18 out of 64) of the STEM faculty versus 34.57 (28 out of 81) at the end of the grant period in 2016 (refer to Table 1). Secondly, female STEM faculty advanced to the professor rank, moving the percentage of female, STEM full professors from 0 to 6.2 between 2009 and 2016 (refer to Table 2). Overall, there has been a clear pattern of slow growth of women in STEM, especially at the highest tenured ranks.

    Table 1: Percentage of Female Faculty in STEM-Related Administrative Units at Gannon University, 2009-2014 Data

    STEM-Related Administrative Units
    Program/Department 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
    Bioinformatics Department      0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Biology Department             28.57 35.71 38.46 50 52.94 50 52.94 61.11
    Bio-Medical Engineering - - - - 0 50 50 50
    Chemistry Department           25 37.5 37.5 33.33 44.44 50 62.5 62.5
    Computer & Information Science  60 60 60 60 60 40 50 33.33
    Electrical & Computer Engr.    25 25 25 25 25 22.22 18.18 20
    Environmental Science Dept.    33.33 50 33.33 33.33 33.33 33.33 33.33 33.33
    Industrial Engineering - - - - - - 0 0
    Mathematics Department         28.57 28.57 28.57 28.57 28.57 33.33 33.33 20
    Mechanical Engineering         14.29 14.29 14.29 14.29 16.67 11.11 9.09 14.29
    Physics Department             0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Psychology Program             50 55.56 50 44.44 40 33.33 55.56 37.5
    Software Engineering           0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    STEM TOTAL 28.13 33.33 32.31 34.29 36.11 32.88 36.71 34.57
    UNIVERSITY TOTAL 45 46.94 46.19 45.81 45.73 45.41 48.46 48.74

    2.Female faculty do not have a strong presence at higher ranks.  

    Table 2: Percentage of Male and Female STEM Faculty across Rank Levels at Gannon University, 2009-2016 Data (Instructor rank is not included)

    Male and Female STEM Faculty across Rank Levels
    Rank 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
    Professor - Male 18.8 18.2 20 22.9 23.6 20.5 17.7 17.3
    Professor - Female 0 0 3.1 2.9 2.8 5.5 5.1 6.2
    Associate Professor - Male 23.4 24.2 24.6 18.6 18.1 17.8 15.2 14.8
    Associate Professor - Female 12.5 15.2 10.8 11.4 9.7 6.8 11.4 9.9
    Assistant Professor - Male 25 19.7 18.5 20 18.1 19.2 17.7 21
    Assistant Professor - Female 12.5 15.2 16.9 15.7 19.4 19.2 12.7 11.1

     




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