New study explores gender bias in academic hiring

ITHACA, N.Y. – When all else is equal between highly qualified candidates for entry-level faculty positions, professors in academic science overwhelmingly prefer women over men, Cornell researchers previously found in national experiments. But would this pro-female bias be strong enough to elevate slightly less impressive women above more accomplished male candidates? In their follow-up study, […]

SCOTUS child testimony case: A ‘win-win-win’ solution

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in the Ohio v. Clark child testimony case on March 2, Stephen Ceci, a Cornell University expert on children’s cognitive development, and Richard Friedman, an expert on the Confrontation Clause at the University of Michigan Law School, have submitted a brief to the court proposing a constitutionally […]

Lack of Women in STEM Driven by Early Factors, Not Career Bias

ITHACA, N.Y. – A newly-published examination of reasons for female academics’ ongoing underrepresentation in many science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields analyzes a very long list of purported culprits, before coming to a surprising conclusion. Cornell University’s Stephen J. Ceci and Wendy M. Williams, both of the Department of Human Development, are joined by […]