- S&E Organizations, Education, Careers and Workforce
- Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy
- Ph.D., University of Michigan, Sociology
- B. A., University of Michigan, Sociology
Mary Frank Fox is an ADVANCE Professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology,
Dr. Fox's research focuses upon gender, science and academia--the study of women and men in academic and scientific organizations and occupations, with significant implications for science and technology policy. Her research has introduced and established the ways in which scientists' participation and performance reflect and are affected by the social and organizational settings in which they are educated and work. Dr. Fox's research is published in over 60 different scholarly and scientific journals, books, and collections. In 2015, she received an award as "Section Star" from the Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association. In 2016, she received the Gender Equity Award at Georgia Tech, and in 2017, the Ivan Allen College Distinguished Research Award, and the Faculty of the Year Award of the Student Government Association. She was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2017. In 2020, she was elected Chair of the Section on Social, Economic, and Political Sciences of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Fox brings to the national forefront issues of diversity, equity, and excellence through her current work with advisory boards and panels including those as: Member (and twice past chair) of the Social Science Advisory Board, National Center for Women and Information Technology; Council Member (twice elected), Section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology, American Sociological Association; Advisory Board, Expanding Computer Education Pathways Alliance; Editorial Board Member of the leading journal, Social Studies of Science; and recently elected member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Electorate Nominating Committee, Division on Social, Economic, and Political Sciences, and elected to the AAAS Nominations Committee (at large).
- United States
- Inequality and Social Justice
"International Research Collaboration Among Women Engineers: Frequency and Perceived Barriers, by Region" "
Journal Article – 2017
"“Gender, (In)Equity, and the Scientific Workforce”"
Chapter – 2017
"“Gender and Patterns of Temporary Mobility Among Researchers” "
Journal Article – 2016
"“Women Faculty in Computing: A Key Case of Women in Science”"
Chapter – 2016
"“Gender and Clarity of Evaluation Among Academic Scientists in Research Universities.” "
Journal Article – July 2015
Journal Article – 2021
Journal Article – 2020