Mathematical Sciences Colloquium Series, Amanda L. Golbeck
- Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 3:10pm
- Strand Union Building - view map
Amanda L. Golbeck, Professor of Biostatistics in the School of Public and Community Health Sciences at the University of Montana, will present "Observing and Participating Within the Implicit Bias Matrix: Women in Statistics" as part of the Mathematical Sciences Colloquium Series.
In 1968, when only 3 percent of tenure ladder faculty members at UC-Berkeley were women, their Academic Senate Policy Committee formed a subcommittee to study the status of academic women. When Amanda Golbeck asked why the issue hadn't been investigated previously, she was told the committee just hadn't given it any thought. Likewise, when 44 years later there were no women pictured in the 2012 Joint Statistical Meetings Registration Guide, many attendees failed to take notice, even though over a third of American Statistical Association (ASA) members are women. Observations such as these, which point to implicit gender-career bias, catalyzed Dr. Golbeck to take a closer look at three aspects of the statistics profession that she will report on in this talk: professional awards, career pathways and leadership.
Amanda Golbeck is a Fellow of the ASA, an elected member of the International Statistical Institute, and a past president of the Caucus for Women in Statistics. Dr. Golbeck earned her Ph.D. in Biostatistics, M.A. in Statistics, and M.A. in Anthropology from UC-Berkeley. She also holds several certifications in leadership. She has been a tenured professor at San Diego State University, Wichita State University and the University of Kansas, and has served over 15 years in a variety of senior academic administrative positions including Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Kansas Board of Regents. She has developed statistical methodology and collaborated on human health research, resulting in over 60 peer-reviewed publications. She has provided statistical consulting to dozens of clients. Dr. Golbeck is lead editor of a book, Leadership and Women in Statistics (with Ingram Olkin and Yulia Gel), expected this summer.
Refreshments will be served before the talk.
- Department of Mathematical Sciences