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Mirinda L. Martin

Cornell Higher Education Research Institute
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NBER Working Papers and Publications

December 2009Do Trustees and Administrators Matter? Diversifying the Faculty Across Gender Lines
with Ronald G. Ehrenberg, George H. Jakubson, Joyce B. Main, Thomas Eisenberg: w15606
Our paper focuses on the role that the gender composition of the leaders of American colleges and universities -trustees, presidents/chancellors, and provosts/academic vice presidents - plays in influencing the rate at which academic institutions diversify their faculty across gender lines. Our analyses make use of institutional level panel data that we have collected on for a large sample of American academic institutions. We find that, other factors held constant including our estimate of the "expected" share of new hires at an institution that should be female, that institutions with female presidents/chancellors and female provosts/academic vice presidents, and those with a greater share of female trustees, increase their shares of female faculty at a more rapid rate. The magnitudes...

Published: “Diversifying the Faculty Across Gender Lines: Do Trustees and Admini strators Matter?” (with G. Jakubson, M. Martin, J. Main, and T. Eisenbe rg) Economics of Education Review (February 2012)

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