Dr. Rosser is a A nationally recognized expert on issues of 
discrimination, unconscious bias, and gender equity, especially in the sciences The Fall 2013 Diversity Event is sponsored by Associated Student Productions (ASP)
Athletics Department
Center for Community Engagement
Hutchins Dialog Center
Hutchins School of Liberal Studies
Noyce Scholarship Program
SSU Campus Recreation
Residential Life
University Library
Academic Senate Diversity Subcommittee
Sonoma State University Department of Nursing
Sonoma State University Sociology Department
Women’s and Gender Studies Department
School of Arts & Humanities
School of Business & Economics, 
School of Education 
School of Extended and International Education
School of Science & Technology
School of Social Sciences

Fall 2013 Diversity Event at Sonoma State University

Using the Lens of Gender to Uncover and Address Unconscious Bias
in Science, Technology and Health

An free, open, campus-wide event for students, faculty, staff and members of the local community

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013, Sonoma State University Cooperage

4:00-5:15 PM Dr. Rosser's Lecture

5:15-6:30 PM Post-Lecture Dialogue led by Dr. Margaret Anderson of the Sonoma State University Hutchins Dialogue Center

Free Admission! Bring your class! Bring a Friend Refreshments Served!

About the Topic Unconscious Bias

Gender bias in science and engineering research is pervasive in basic research and its translation into health practice and technology, as well as the classroom. Unintentional bias may be reflected in the application of the scientific method in: 
(1) exclusion of females as experimental and design subjects;

(2) choice and definition of problems to be studied;

(3) methods and approaches used in data gathering; and

(4) theories and conclusions drawn from the data. 

Uncovering one source of bias opens the door to revealing others such as race, class, and disability that may distort research and its translation into practice and products.  Removing unconscious bias expands research results, practice, and products to benefit the population as a whole.


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Click on the image to download the event poster, or click here to get an informational flyer. For more information about this event, contact Dr. Sharon Cabannis, SSU Mathematics and Statistics Department sharon.cabannis@sonoma.edu


Dr. Sue Rosser

About Dr. Sue Rosser

Dr. Rosser, Provost and Academic Vice President at San Francisco State University, is a nationally recognized expert on issues of discrimination, unconscious bias, and gender equity, especially in the sciences.

A professor of Public Policy and of History, Technology, and Society she has served as a

  • Dean of Liberal Arts (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Director for the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research (University of Florida-Gainesville)
  • Senior Program Officer for Women's Programs at the National Science Foundation
  • Director of Women's Studies at the University of South Carolina
She is the author of 13 books and more than 130 journal articles including:
  • Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science
  • The Science Glass Ceiling: Academic Women Scientists and the Struggle to Succeed
  • Feminism Within the Science and Health Care Professions: Overcoming Resistance

Event Sponsors Include:
  • Associated Student Productions (ASP)
  • Athletics Department
  • Center for Community Engagement
  • Hutchins Dialogue Center
  • Hutchins School of Liberal Studies
  • Noyce Scholarship Program
  • SSU Campus Recreation
  • Office of Residential Life
  • University Library
  • Academic Senate Diversity Subcommittee
  • Sonoma State University Department of Nursing
  • Sonoma State University Sociology Department
  • Women’s and Gender Studies Department
  • School of Arts & Humanities
  • School of Business & Economics
  • School of Education
  • School of Extended and International Education
  • School of Science & Technology
  • School of Social Sciences