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WISE Reading List

  • A Study on the Status of Women Faculty in Science at MIT. (1999). The MIT Faculty Newsletter, Vol. XI, No. 4.
  • Caplan, Paula J. Lifting a Ton of Feathers: A Woman’s Guide to Surviving the Academic World. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993.
  • Eisenhart, Margaret A., Finkle, Elizabeth. Women’s Science: Learning and Succeeding from the Margins. University of Chicago Press, 1998.
  • Etzkowitz, H., C. Kemelgor, and B. Uzzi.(2000). “The ‘Kula Ring’ of Scientific Success.” Athena unbound: The advancement of women in science and technology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Georgi, Howard. (2000). “Is There an Unconscious Discrimination Against Women in Science?” APS News Online. College Park, Maryland: American Physical Society.
  • Hopkins, Nancy, Lotte Bailyn, Lorna Gibson, and Evelynn Hammonds. (2002). An Overview of Reports from the Schools of Architecture and Planning; Engineering; Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; and the Sloan School of Management. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Margolis, Jane, Fisher, Allan. Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing. MIT Press, 2001.
  • Rosser, Sue Vilhauer. The science glass ceiling: academic women scientists and the struggle to succeed. New York: Routledge, 2004
  • Valian, Virginia. Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1998.
  • White, Kate. Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead…But Gutsy Girls Do: Nine Secrets Every Working Woman Must Know. New York: Warner Books, 1995.
  • Wyer, Mary, Cookmeyer, Donna, and Barbercheck, Mary (eds.). Women, Science, and Technology: A Reader in Feminist Science Studies. Routledge, 2000. Yoder, J. (2002). “2001 Division 35 Presidential Address: Context Matters: Understanding Tokenism Processes and Their Impact on Women’s Work.” Psychology of Women Quarterly, 26.


  • Cole, Stephen, Barber, Elinor. Increasing Faculty Diversity: The Occupational Choices of High-Achieving Minority Students. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003.
  • Long, J. Scott, ed. (2001). “Executive Summary.” From Scarcity to Visibility: Gender Differences in the Careers of Doctoral Scientists and Engineers. 1-8. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.
  • Mickelson, R. A. and M. L. Oliver (1991). “Making the Short List: Black Faculty Candidates and the Recruitment Process.” The Racial Crisis in American Higher Education. C. Kerr, State University of New York Press.
  • Moody, J. Faculty Diversity: Problems and Solutions. New York: RoutledgeFalmer, 2004.
  • Smith, D. (2000). “How to Diversify the Faculty.” Academe, 86, no. 5 . Washington, D.C.: AAUP.
  • Thiederman, Sondra. Making Diversity Work: Seven Steps for Defeating Bias in the Workplace. Chicago: Dearborn Trade Publishing, 2003.

Dual-Career Couples

  • McNeil, L., and M. Sher. (1999). “The Dual-Career-Couple Problem.” Physics Today. College Park, MD: American Institute of Physics.
  • Wolf Wendel, L. E., S. B. Twombly, et al. (2000). “Dual-career couples: keeping them together.” The Journal of Higher Education 71(3): 291-321.


  • Sagaria, M. A. D. (2002). “An Exploratory Model of Filtering In Administrative Searches: Toward Counter-Hegemonic Discourses.” The Journal of Higher Education 73(6): 677-710.
  • Steinpreis, R.E., Anders, K.A. & Ritzke, D. (1999). The impact of gender on the review of the curricula vitae of job applicants and tenure candidates: A national empirical study. Sex Roles, 41, 7/8, 509-528.
  • Trix, F. and C. Psenka (2003). “Exploring the color of glass: letters of recommendation for female and male medical faculty.” Discourse & Society 14(2): 191-220.
  • Wenneras, C. & Wold, A. (1997). “Nepotism and sexism in peer-review.” Nature, 387, 341-343.
  • Xie, Y & Shauman, K.A. (1998). “Sex Differences in Research Productivity: New Evidence About an Old Puzzle,” American Sociological Review 63: 847-70.


  • Anders, George. Perfect Enough: Carly Fiorina and the Reinvention of Hewlett-Packard. New York: Portfolio, 2003.
  • Book, Ester Wachs. Why the Best Man for the Job Is a Woman: The Unique Female Qualities of Leadersip. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2001.
  • Evans, Gail. She Wins, You Win: The Most Important Rules Every Woman Needs to Know. Gotham, 2004.
  • Frankel, Lois P., Baroni, Diana (eds.). Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office. Warner Books, Inc., 2004.
  • Helgesen, Sally. The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leadership. New York: Doubleday, 1990.
  • Kotter, John P. Heart of Change: Real Life Stories of how People Change Their Organizations. Harvard Business School Publishing, 2002.
  • Kotter, John P. Leading Change. Harvard Business School Publishing, 1996.


  • Bensimon, E.M., Ward, K., & Sanders, K. (2000). “Creating Mentoring Relationships and Fostering Collegiality.” Department chair’s role in developing new faculty into teachers and scholars, 113-137. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing.
  • Wellington, Sheila, Spence, Betty. Be Your Own Mentor : Strategies from Top Women on Secrets of Success. New York: Random House Publishing, 2001.


  • Babcock, Linda, Laschever, Sarah. Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003.
  • Kolb, Deborah. The Shadow Negotiation: How Women Can Master the Hidden Agendas that Determine Bargaining Success. Simon & Schuster, 2000.

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