Department of Graduate Studies
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the status of women's participation in full-time, non-engineering aviation baccalaureate programs in the United States. In addition, the involvement of women in academic aviation leadership positions (such as chair, dean, or director) was evaluated. Of 353 full-time aviation faculty members employed at 60 different aviation programs meeting the study's criteria, 36 (10.1 %) were female. Eighty faculty were identified in academic leadership positions, and of these faculty leaders, 8 (10%) were women. These participation rates were found to be slightly higher than those found among the pilot population and in the aviation industry in general. The level of women's involvement in aviation higher education has increased in comparison to the findings of four out of five previous studies on this subject and has remained stable.
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership
Scholarly Commons Citation
Ison, D. C. (2008). The Status of Women Faculty in Four-Year Aviation Higher Education Programs. Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, 6(3). Retrieved from http://commons.erau.edu/publication/345