We are proud of the several statistical measures (detailed below) that
illustrate how our department offers a welcoming and nurturing environment
for both women and minorities.
Out of a total of 19 regular tenured/tenure-track physics faculty members
on the Kent campus, we have four women professors (all tenured) a
21% level of representation.
Furthermore, ours is one of only ten physics departments in the United
States where AIP reports that 25% or more of the PhD recipients during
1999-2003 were women.
While the graph
opposite (from the Statistical
Research Center of the American Institute of Physics) illustrates
that about 10% of US PhD-granting departments (21 institutions) have
four or more women on their faculty, most of these departments are much
larger than ours. Based on AY 04/05 listings of regular faculty at
these 21 universities, it is found that only four other physics
departments have women represented at close to the 20% level.
We are the # 6 physics department nationwide in terms of our total
number of African-American PhD graduates, based on data collected by the
National Science Foundation over the period 1973 - 1999. The top 5, in
rank order, are Stanford, Howard, MIT, UC Berkeley, and Alabama A&M.
Again, we are much smaller than Stanford, MIT and Berkeley, so a ranking
based on minority PhDs per faculty would likely move us even higher.
Winter Break: Dec 08 / Jan 09:
There is now an update of our ranking for
African-American PhD graduates.
Congratulations to our PhD Physics Alumnus Prof. Joe Whitehead