Joanne Cohoon

Joanne M. Cohoon

University of Virginia
Senior Research Scientist

Background

Joanne McGrath Cohoon is an NCWIT Senior Research Scientist and Research Assistant Professor, Science, Technology, and Society at the University of Virginia who researches, publishes, and speaks on women's under-representation in IT and gender segregation in higher education. Dr. Cohoon joined the department of Science, Technology, and Society at the University of Virginia in 2003. She teaches Gender, Technology, and Education and supervises both graduate and undergraduate student research. Joanne has conducted nationwide studies of departmental factors that influence recruitment and retention at the undergraduate and graduate levels of computer science. Her research interests include technology and gender, education and gender, higher education, and organizations. She has a BA in Philosophy, an MA in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Virginia.

Research Area: Sociology of Gender, Technology & Education; Evaluation