Ph.D., University of Michigan, Sociology
B. A., University of Michigan, Sociology
Mary Frank Fox is Advance Professor in the School of Public Policy, and co-director, Center for the Study of Women, Science, & Technology, at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research focuses upon gender, science, and academia--the study of women and men in academic and scientific organizations and occupations.
Her research has introduced and established ways in which the participation and performance of women and men reflect and are affected by social and organizational features of science and academia. She has addressed these complex processes in a range of research encompassing education and educational programs, collaborative practices, salary rewards, publication productivity, social attributions and expectations, and academic careers. Her work appears in over 50 different scholarly and scientific journals, books, and collections.
Dr. Fox's current research projects include a Study of Programs for Women in Science and Engineering, supported by NSF; the research component for the NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award to Georgia Tech for which she was Co-PI; a study of faculty careers in computing, supported by NSF through the National Center for Women and Information Technology; and the Women's International Research Engineering Summit (WIRES), supported by NSF, for which she is Co-PI and co-director of Research.
She is past associate editor, and current editorial board member, of Sex Roles: A Journal of Research; member of the editorial advisory panel of Social Studies of Science; and co-editor of the book series on Women, Gender, and Technology, published by University of Illinois Press.
Among her appointments and offices are: Member of Social Science Advisory, National Center for Women and Information Technology; Consultant for Study of Gender Differences in Science and Engineering, National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences; Member of the NSF Science and Human Resources Expert Committee; Advisory Review Panel for NSF Workshop on Using Human Resource Data; and past President, Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS).
She was awarded the SWS Feminist Lecturer 2000 (for a "feminist scholar who has made a commitment to social change"), and the 2002 WEPAN (Women in Engineering Programs) Betty Vetter Research Award (for "notable achievement in research on women in engineering"). In 2006, she was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Member/Woman of Distinction Award, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dr. Fox's recent publications appear at this location