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If I Knew Then What I Know Now: A Portable Mentor for Women Beginning Professorial Careers in Science and Engineering
Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
  • Catherine A. Riordan
  • Linda M. Manning
  • AnneMarie Daniel
  • Susan L. Murray, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Philip B. Thompson
  • Elizabeth Cummins, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Abstract

Projected shortages of engineering faculty make it critical that talented women who arrive at the end of a long educational pipeline, prepared for and desirous of a professorial career in engineering and science, be encouraged and have their chances of success maximized. Mentoring can play a significant role. Unfortunately, many female faculty in nontraditional disciplines find themselves isolated from other faculty who might be mentors. There are, however, other places new faculty can find out about acclimating themselves to the academic lifestyle, learning how to become good teachers and researchers, and grappling with some of the gender-related issues faced by women in science and engineering disciplines. In this article, we offer, in the form of an annotated bibliography, a kind of “portable mentor.” We hope new female faculty in science and engineering, and others committed to their success, will find this portable mentor a source of encouragement and useful advice on building successful academic careers.

Department(s)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Second Department
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
  • Engineering Facutly,
  • Shortages
Library of Congress Subject Headings
College teachers
Women
Document Type
Article - Journal
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 1999 Begell House, All rights reserved.
Publication Date
1-1-1999
Citation Information
Catherine A. Riordan, Linda M. Manning, AnneMarie Daniel, Susan L. Murray, et al.. "If I Knew Then What I Know Now: A Portable Mentor for Women Beginning Professorial Careers in Science and Engineering" Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering (1999)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/elizabeth-cummins/2/