My disciplines and areas of professional expertise include…
My research interests are focused around using scholarly networks and research performance measurements to study academic career progression in the sciences, both within and between institutions. I am especially interested in how factors such as gender, collaboration, and institutional affiliation interact with both scholarly networks and traditional research evaluation measurements to impact the career progression of academic scientists.
My current research uses the Computer Science domain as it remains one of the most underrepresented fields for participation by women. Although gender diversity has been, and continues to be, addressed financially by the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) and organizationally by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the number of women enrolled in computer science programs continues to decline and women remain only a small portion of computer science faculty.
Within this domain there is clear potential for career progression research to have a significant and socially important impact. Although there has been much research done in this area related to educational access, little has been done to understand women's career progression within this area. My research, while more generally positioned within the fields of scientometrics and career studies, should also shed light on issues specifically related women's participation in scholarly computer science.