Researcher Looks for Ways to Boost Women’s Academic Careers
PULLMAN, Wash.—Despite studying academic careers for a decade, Professor Kelly Ward can’t offer up a recipe for increasing the number of women on faculty. But she knows what colleges shouldn’t do: Hire more women and expect that to be enough.
PULLMAN, Wash. – A new trend in surveys has a Facebook site accurately predicting the American Idol top and bottom three winners every week. Now, researchers at Washington State University Social and Economic Sciences Research Center, the largest university-based survey research center in the Pacific Northwest, explain how this could happen.
WSU Researcher Links State of US Welfare to Growth of Military-Industrial Complex
PULLMAN, Wash. – A leading Washington State University sociologist argues in a recently published study that the United States’ failure to achieve health care and social welfare reforms on a par with the world’s other most affluent democracies was a result of the growth of the U.S. military-industrial complex during World War II.
New course prepares engineers to be better educators
The first day of teaching for many professors is like jumping into the deep end of the pool - without swimming lessons. University professors are not required to, and often do not, have training in education.
PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University biocultural anthropologist Courtney Meehan has received a CAREER grant of $500,378 from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Science to undertake a five-year, cross-cultural study on the evolution of childhood and how nonparental cooperative care affects child health and development.
PULLMAN, Wash.—A major fear of the 1990s spotted owl controversy—that less logging would increase unemployment and poverty—did not significantly materialize on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, according to a new analysis by a Washington State University researcher.
PULLMAN - It is estimated that U.S. cell-phone-only households have increased from about 4 percent in 2004 to more than 14 percent in 2007, with 33 percent of cell-phone respondents having no landline telephone, according to research featured in the spring 2009 WSU Academic Showcase.
Criminal justice doctoral student Yu-Sheng Lin tapped into it in his study of risky and aggressive driving behaviors. Surveying Washington State University students, who averaged the age of 19, he joined up with marketing graduate student Mark Mulder and associate professor Jeffrey Joireman to look at the effects of impulsivity and thrill-seeking on dangerous driving.