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  Mary Frank Fox
ADVANCE Professor
School of Public Policy
Co-director, Center for Study of Women, Science, and Technology

Ph.D., The University of Michigan, Sociology
Joined faculty in 1993

Research areas/interests
Gender, Science, Academia, and Policy: Women and men in academic and scientific occupations and organizations.

Gender Equity Champion Award for Faculty, 2016.

Council Member, Section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology, American Sociological Association.

"Section Star" Award, Science, Knowledge, and Technology, American Sociological Association, 2015.

Outstanding Faculty Member/Woman of Distinction Award, Women's Leadership Conference, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006

WEPAN (Women in Engineering Programs) Betty Vetter Research Award 2002, for "notable achievement in research on women in engineering"

SWS Feminist Lecturer 2000, award to "prominent feminist scholar who has made a commitment to social change"

Biographical Entries in:
Who's Who in the World; Who's Who in America; Who's Who Among American Women; and Feminists Who Changed America.

Current and recent projects  
The Transmission Zone Between Producers and Consumers of Knowledge About Women in Science and Engineering, supported by National Science Foundation (NSF).

Women Faculty in Computing, supported by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Research collaborators  
Carolina Canibano (INGENIO/Research Institute of the Spanish National Council of Scientific Research, Valencia)
Marcela Linkova (Institute of Sociology, Academy of Science, Czech Republic)
Irina Nikivincze (Georgia Tech)
Mary Lynn Realff (Georgia Tech)
Gerhard Sonnert (Harvard University)
Kjersten Bunker Whittington (Reed College)

Graduate and undergraduate research partners
Sarah Bartel (Chemical Engineering)
Amanda Nabors (Public Policy)
Diana Roldan Rueda (Public Policy)
Xiaoxue Zhang (Digital Media)

Fox Research Teams, Students, and Graduates appear: here

Recent and selected publications  
M. F. Fox, M. L. Realff, D. Roldan, and J. Morn. "International Research Collaboration Among Women Engineers: Frequency and Perceived Barriers, by Region." Journal of Technology Transfer, forthcoming.

M. F. Fox, K. B. Whittington, and M. Linkova. "Gender, In(equity), and the Scientific Workforce." In Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, edited by U. Felt, R. Fourche, C. Miller, and L. Smith-Doerr. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, forthcoming 2016.

M. F. Fox and K. Kline. "Women Faculty in Computing: A Key Case of Women in Science." In Reconsidering the Pipeline? Pathways, Potholes, and Persistence of Women in STEM Fields, edited by E. H. Branch, Lexington Books, 2016.

C. Canibano, M. F. Fox, and F. Javier Otamendi. "Gender and Patterns of Temporary Mobility Among Researchers." Science and Public Policy 43 (2016): 320-331.

M.F. Fox. "Gender and Clarity of Evaluation Among Academic Scientists in Research Universities." Science, Technology, & Human Values 40 (July 2015): 487-515.

M. F. Fox and W. Xiao. "Perceived Chances for Promotion Among Women Associate Professors in Computing: Individual, Departmental, and Entrepreneurial Factors." Journal of Technology Transfer 38 (April 2013): 135-152.

G. Sonnert and M. F. Fox. "Women, Men, and Academic Performance in Science and Engineering: The Gender Difference in Undergraduate Grade Point Averages." The Journal of Higher Education 83 (January/February 2012): 73-101.

M. F. Fox, G. Sonnert, and I. Nikiforova. "Programs for Undergraduate Women in Science and Engineering: Issues, Problems, and Solutions." Gender & Society 25 (October 2011): 589-615.

M. F. Fox, C. Fonseca, and J. Bao. "Work and Family Conflict in Academic Science: Patterns and Predictors Among Women and Men in Research Universities." Social Studies of Science 41 (October 2011): 715-735.

M. F. Fox. "Women and Men Faculty in Academic Science and Engineering: Social-Organizational Indicators and Implications." American Behavioral Scientist 53 (March 2010): 997-1012.

M. F. Fox, G. Sonnert, and I. Nikiforova. "Successful Programs for Undergraduate Women in Science and Engineering: Adapting vs. Adopting the Institutional Environment." Research in Higher Education 50 (June 2009): 333-353.

M. F. Fox. "Collaboration between Science and Social Science." Research in Social Problems and Public Policy 16 (2008): 17-30.

M. F. Fox. "Institutional Transformation and the Advancement of Women Faculty: The Case of Academic Science and Engineering." Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research, vol. 23. Edited by J. C. Smart. Springer Publishers, 2008.

G. Sonnert, M. F. Fox, and K. Adkins. "Undergraduate Women in Science and Engineering: Effects of Faculty, Fields, and Institutions Over Time." Social Science Quarterly 88 (December 2007): 1333-1356.

M. F. Fox and S. Mohapatra. "Social-Organizational Characteristics of Work and Publication Productivity Among Academic Scientists in Doctoral Granting Departments." The Journal of Higher Education 78 (Sept/Oct 2007): 542-571.

M. F. Fox, C. Colatrella, D. McDowell, and M. L. Realff. "Equity in Tenure and Promotion: An Integrated Institutional Approach." Transforming Science and Engineering: Advancing Academic Women. Edited by A. Stewart, J. Malley, and D. LaVaque-Manty. Ann Arbor, Michigan: The University of Michigan Press, 2007.

Web sites
ADVANCE Professor

School of Public Policy

Center for Study of Women, Science, and Technology

Professional associations
American Sociological Association, Section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology

National Center for Women & Information Technology Social Science Advisory Board

Society for Social Studies of Science

Sociologists for Women in Society