Invisible Student Scientists: How Graduate School Science and Engineering Programs Shortchange Black, Hispanic, and Women Students

Invisible Student Scientists: How Graduate School Science and Engineering Programs Shortchange Black, Hispanic, and Women Students

by Robert Leslie Fisher

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ISBN-13: 9780761866169
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Robert Leslie Fisher was educated in New York City. He attended Stuyvesant High School, a special school for science-oriented students, and has degrees in sociology from City College of New York (B.A. cum laude), and Columbia University (M. Phil.). Prior to retiring in 2003, Fisher had a varied career as a criminal justice planner, research contracts officer, and program evaluator in New York State government. He is now an author and director of a nonprofit consulting organization in the Capital District of New York. Fisher is the author of three previous nonfiction books about the gender gap in science, all published by University Press of America, and has contributed articles on medical research. He also published Vanilla Republic, a mystery novel.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Chapter One: Theoretical Orientation and Study Plan
Chapter Two: Cosseted White Males Revisited
Chapter Three: Women Graduate Students: Some Are More Equal
Than Others
Chapter Four: Are (White) Men Better Professors and Scientists?
Chapter Five: Conclusions and Policy Implications
Bibliography
Index

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