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Today: Dr. Kijana Crawford - Black Women Scholars Series Speaker

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Warshof Conference Center, Flynn Campus Center (Empire Room)
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

The African American Affinity Group presents: The "Black Women’s Scholar Series” during Women’s History month. Throughout the month of March, Black Women Scholars will share their expertise and research with faculty, staff, and students at MCC. Please note this presentation will take place from Noon -1pm in the Warshof Conference Center, Flynn Campus Center (Empire Room) at the Brighton Campus and will be live streamed to the Downtown Campus in the Boardroom (Rm 400).

Today we welcome Kijana Crawford, Ph.D, Professor of Sociology, Rochester Institute of Technology

Presentation Title: "Work-Life Balance for Tenure Stream Faculty"

Presentation Summary: The fields, of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) have historically been dominated by males. Women faculty in the STEM disciplines are underrepresented and experience low recruitment, retention and advancement rates. When racial and ethnic differences are considered within this cohort, the poor track records for recruitment, retention, and advancement often leave us with more questions than answers regarding contributing factors. Through the use of qualitative research methods, this presentation considers the component of professional-personal life balance. This presentation uses the data to offer suggestions to mitigate the effects of these factors on the recruitment, retention, and advancement of faculty in STEM disciplines for the purpose of improving their career prospects. 

Scholar Bio:

Dr. Kijana Crawford presently holds the rank of Professor of Sociology in the Sociology/Anthropology Department and is Chair of the AALANA Faculty Advisory Council. She is a member of the NSF AdvanceRIT Leadership Team. Her area of specialization and research interest: Mentoring in Career Choice and Development, Race, Class and Gender, Mentoring, Women, Work, and Culture, Minority Relations, African-American Culture.

Professor Crawford received her doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Rochester Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development. She holds a Master of Science in Higher Education from the Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development from the University of Rochester and a Master of Social Work from Atlanta University.

SPONSOR: African American Affinity Group
CONTACT: Melany J. Silas x6128