Wendy DuBow
Dr. Wendy DuBow is the director of evaluation and a senior research scientist at the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and affiliate faculty member in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado. She conducts mixed methods social science research and evaluates the effectiveness of the NCWIT’s programs and resources. Recent research projects have included a mixed-methods study of community college students in introduction to computing classes; a study on what motivates and deters men allies in their support of gender diversity; development of a theory of change for NCWIT; and a mixed-methods longitudinal study on the circumstances under which young women pursue (and do not pursue) computing/engineering. Dr. DuBow is also responsible for gathering and presenting the national statistics NCWIT shares on women’s representation in the field of computing. With colleagues at NCWIT, she recently completed a self-paced course for college and university faculty and administrators on research-based ways to recruit and retain women in computing, including how to evaluate these efforts.