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Frank-Fox, Mary

Mary Frank Fox is Advance Professor in the School of Public Policy, and co-director of the Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology, at Georgia Institute of Technology. 

Fox’s research focuses upon gender, science, and academia.

Her research has introduced and established ways in which the participation and performance of academic and scientific women and men reflect and are affected by the social and organizational features of the places in which they are educated and work. She has addressed these complex processes in a range of research encompassing education and educational programs, collaborative practices, salary rewards, publication productivity, social attributions and expectations, and academic careers. Her work appears in over 50 different scholarly and scientific journals, books, and collections.

Her current research projects include a study of The Transmission Zone Between Consumers and Producers of  Knowledge About Women in Science and Engineering, supported by NSF; continuing research on faculty advancement emanating from the NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award to Georgia Tech, for which she was Co-PI; a study of faculty careers in computing, supported by NSF through the National Center for Women and Information Technology; and the research component of the Women's International Engineering Research Summit (WIRES), supported by NSF, for which she is Co-PI.

She was awarded the SWS Feminist Lecturer 2000 (for a ‘feminist scholar who has made a commitment to social change’), and the 2002 WEPAN (Women in Engineering Programs) Betty Vetter Research Award (for ‘notable achievement in research on women in engineering’.  In 2006, she was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Member/Woman of Distinction Award, Georgia Institute of Technology.

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