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Biological, Social, and Organizational Components of Success: For Women in Academic Science and Engineering
Robert Drago is a Professor of Labor Studies and Women’s Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. He is also Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and moderates the work/family newsgroup on the internet (lsir.la.psu.edu/workfam). He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and has been a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar. Drago’s recent research concerns biases against caregiving in the workplace, working time, the value of work-family policies. He also studies college and university faculty and public policies related to work and family with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Most recently, in conjunction with Jackie Rogers and Theresa Vescio, he completed research on the relative decline of women as intercollegiate coaches, with funding from the NCAA and NACWAA. He is president elect for 2006 of the College and University Work/Family Association, a cofounder of the Take Care Net, the 2001 recipient of the R.I. Downing Fellowship from the University of Melbourne (Australia), serves on the board of the Berger Institute for Work, Family and Children, is a member of the Council on Contemporary Families and the International Association for Feminist Economics, and serves on the advisory board for the Ms. Foundation’s Take OurDaughters and Sons to Work day. He has published numerous articles in publications such as Academe, American Behavioral Scientist, Handbook of Work andFamily, Industrial and Labor Relations, Journal of Labor Economics, and theMonthly Labor Review.
Susan T. Fiske is professor of psychology at Princeton University. She has taught on the faculties of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Carnegie Mellon University. A 1978 Harvard PhD, she received an honorary doctorate from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, in 1995. Her graduate text with Shelley Taylor, Social Cognition (1984; 2nd ed., 1991), defined the subfield of how people think about and make sense of other people. Her 2004 text, Social Beings: A Core Motives Approach to Social Psychology, describes people’s most relevant evolutionary niche as social groups, with core motives (such as belonging) that enable people to adapt. Her research has focused on how people choose between category-based (stereotypic) and individuating impressions of other people, as a function of power and interdependence. Her current research shows that social structure predicts distinct kinds of bias against different groups in society, some more disrespected and others more disliked. Her expert testimony in discrimination cases includes one cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 1989 landmark case on gender bias. In 1998, she also testified before President Clinton’s Race Initiative Advisory Board. Fiske won the 1991 American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest, Early Career, in part for the expert testimony. She also won, with Glick, the 1995 Allport Intergroup Relations Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues for work on ambivalent sexism. Among other elected offices, Fiske was president of the American Psychological Society