Gender Inequality in Academia

Elizabeth Strugatz, Mount Olive College
Carolyn Dennis, Mount Olive College
Audra Kallimanis, Mount Olive College

ABSTRACT
The goal of this roundtable presentation is to facilitate a discussion about the increase in the percentage of women relative to men who are being hired in academia. Despite this increase, there is still a big gap in the types of positions that men and women hold in academia. More specifically, there is still a greater proportion of men who hold equal or higher positions in academia compared to women with equal levels of education and experience who hold positions in academia. These inequalities exist in all disciplines across the board, including criminal justice and criminology. Explanations and potential solutions will be proposed and discussed.

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Updated 05/20/2006