Dr. Wendy DuBow is a Senior Research Scientist and the Director of Evaluation at NCWIT. She conducts primary research, creates practical print and multimedia resources, and evaluates the effectiveness of the various programs and materials NCWIT produces. Her areas of research include gender, diversity, and the field of computing; evaluation methodology; and the social construction of gender roles. Along with NCWIT colleague Dr. Catherine Ashcraft, she recently completed a qualitative study on what motivates and deters male allies in their support of gender diversity in the workplace. She is currently conducting two multi-year National Science Foundation studies: (1) a mixed-methods study on the circumstances under which young women pursue (and do not pursue) computing/engineering, despite showing some initial interest in high school, (2) a mixed-methods study of the effects of training community college faculty on recruitment and retention strategies for women and minority students, and the extent to which that intervention has an effect on student outcomes. Also, she is responsible for gathering and presenting the national statistics on female representation in the field of computing, most commonly published in the NCWIT Scorecard and By the Numbers. She also serves as the external evaluator or advisory board member on several National Science Foundation grants for other computing initiatives.
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