Faculty Men Allies for Gender Equity Workshop

DATE: September 14, 2017
TIME: 11:30am - 1:30pm (box lunches provided)
LOCATION: Bryan House
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CEWiT Invites you to the Faculty Men Allies for Gender Equity Workshop.

Created at the request of CEWiT Male Affiliates, this interactive men-only faculty workshop equips men to serve as effective allies for gender equity. The session allows participants to learn, ask questions, have candid discussions, and practice skills through scenario-based exercises.

Our goal is to inspire attendees to take action and make real progress in advancing cultural change and responsibility within their own departments.

Learning goals for participants include:

  1. Understand the context of gender inequity in academia, and with a focus on the IUB campus
  2. Be introduced to relevant concepts and literature, including unconscious bias and male privilege.
  3. Use scenarios to practice Ally skils
  4. Obtain resources to assist personal development and to share with others.

This workshop will be facilitated by:

Roger Green
Roger Green, Ph.D.
North Dakota State University

The Men Allies for Gender Equity workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Roger Green, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator at the North Dakota State University's (NDSU) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering where he teaches and conducts research in signal processing. Since its inception in 2008, Dr. Green has been a lead member of the NDSU Advance FORWARD Advocates, a group of male faculty dedicated to effecting departmental and institutional change in support of gender equality. As part of this group, he regularly trains men, at NDSU and other institutions, to better serve as gender equity allies. Dr. Green received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wyoming. In July, 2016, Dr. Green began a two-year term on WEPAN's Board of Directors.


Michael McPherson
Michael McPherson, Ph.D.
University of North Texas

Dr. Michael A. McPherson serves as an advocate in the University of North Texas’ Advocates and Allies program, a program that trains men to advocate for gender equity at their institutions. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Michigan State University, and is a Professor of Economics at the UNT, where he also serves as Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Success.


Rob Gordon
Rob Gordon, Ph.D.
Auburn University

Dr. Robert Gordon recently moved to the Department of Psychology at Auburn University. Former Associate Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at North Dakota State University, he has been a member of the NDSU Advance FORWARD Advocates since 2010, working as part of that group to facilitate institutional efforts to promote gender equity. His efforts have included helping men at NDSU and at other institutions learn to be allies for gender equity. Dr. Gordon received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999 and his research focuses on visual attention and on mental representations of scenes and objects.