In the Fall of 2021, we held seminars to highlight research faculty members at Wake Forest and Elon University are doing.
October 1st (Wake Forest) Dr. Kaitlin Hill: A mathematical model of how gender affects promotion Abstract: Gender representation has been improving toward parity in the past several decades for many professions, such as mathematics, medicine, and biology. However, this representation becomes more skewed toward one gender as workers move up to higher-level positions in many professional hierarchies. Sociologists have attributed this effect to various cultural and psychological factors, such as self-segregation (homophily) and bias. We present a minimal ordinary differential equations model that relates the roles of these two factors to the progression of gender fraction through a theoretical professional hierarchy. Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX1aVRKA6ms
October 22nd (Elon) 2-3pm Dr. Scott Spurlock Dr. Kathy Meetera Dr. Justin Clar
November (Wake Forest) 2-3pm Dr. Sarra Alqahtani Dr. Lori Watson