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This site provides results of and information about our diversity surveys, which determined demographics of tenured / tenure track faculty at pertinent departments of "top" universities, ranked by NSF (National Science Foundation) according to research expenditures in that discipline.  The FY2002 data were the first published, disaggregated by gender, by race, and by rank, on faculty at the top 50 research universities in each of 14 science and engineering disciplines.  Our FY2005 survey was expanded to include the "top 100" departments in each of 15 disciplines; in some cases, slightly fewer than 100 schools were ranked by NSF for a discipline.  These surveys were conducted under the auspices of the University of Oklahoma and the Diversity in Science Association.  Data were collected by surveying department chairs; each department chair provided faculty data, disaggregated by gender, by race/ethnicity, and by rank.  All data collected for the Nelson Diversity Surveys were collected under the auspices of the University of Oklahoma and with prior approval from the OU Internal Review Board.

ęDr. Donna J. Nelson, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2008.  All information and data at Dr. Nelson's website are copyrighted.
These data can be used under the terms of standard copyright laws. The appropriate reference for these data is "Nelson Diversity Surveys" Donna J. Nelson, Diversity in Science Association: Norman, OK, 2004;  http://chem.ou.edu/~djn/diversity/top50.html
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THERE IS A REQUIREMENT TO CITE THE USE OF THESE DATA:  An example of inappropriate use of these data, without citation, can be viewed here.  The workshop associated with this example was conducted 24-26Sep2007.   Much of the justification for this workshop rested on our previously-published data, which were presented at the workshop by others and which are not referenced.   Our only data referenced were those released in Oct2007, after the workshop was held.  On page 11 of the report, our data are attributed to someone else.  Please feel free to use our data provided here, SO LONG AS YOU REFERENCE IT!!!  
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The final report of our FY2002 data is available at: 
A NATIONAL ANALYSIS OF DIVERSITY IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FACULTIES AT RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES
Appropriate reference wording: "A National Analysis of Diversity in Science and Engineering Faculties at Research Universities,"  Dr. Donna J. Nelson, Norman, OK. January, 2005. http://chem.ou.edu/~djn/diversity/briefings/Diversity%20Report%20Final.pdf

An analogous final report of our FY2007 data is available at: 
A NATIONAL ANALYSIS OF MINORITIES IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FACULTIES AT RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES
Appropriate reference wording: "A National Analysis of Minorities in Science and Engineering Faculties at Research Universities,"  Dr. Donna J. Nelson, Norman, OK. October, 2007. http://chem.ou.edu/~djn/diversity/Faculty_Tables_FY07/07Report.pdf

PUBLICATIONS REFERENCING THIS RESEARCH.
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DETAILED DATA, FOR THOSE DOING RESEARCH IN DIVERSITY ISSUES:
Below are tables containing the actual data received from department chairs.  Disciplines surveyed in FY2002 were chemistry, physics, math, chemical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, sociology, political science, economics, biological sciences, psychology, and astronomy/astrophysics.  In FY2005, earth sciences was included.

EARTH SCIENCES DEPARTMENTS
 "Top 100" FY2007 tables showing faculty of the "top 100" earth sciences departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-90)
 "Top 100" FY2005 tables showing faculty of the "top 100" earth sciences departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-88)

ASTRONOMY DEPARTMENTS
 "Top 50" FY2007 table showing faculty of the "top 50" astronomy departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity.
 "Top 50" FY2005 table showing faculty of the "top 50" astronomy departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity.
 "Top 50" FY2003 table showing faculty of the "top 50" astronomy departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing astronomy PhD attainment from 1983 - 2002, by gender and race/ethnicity.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENTS
 "Top 100" FY2007 tables showing faculty of the "top 100" biological sciences departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-100)
 "Top 100" FY2005 tables showing faculty of the "top 100" biological sciences departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-100)
 "Top 50" FY2002 table showing faculty of the "top 50" biological sciences departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing biological sciences PhD attainment from 1983 - 2002, by gender and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing biological sciences PhD attainment from 1983 - 1999, by gender and race/ethnicity.

PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENTS
 "Top 100" FY2007 tables showing faculty of the "top 100" psychology departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-100)
 "Top 100" FY2005 tables showing faculty of the "top 100" psychology departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-100)
 "Top 50" FY2002 table showing faculty of the "top 50" psychology departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing psychology PhD attainment from 1983 - 2002, by gender and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing psychology PhD attainment from 1983 - 1999, by gender and race/ethnicity.

POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENTS
 "Top 100" FY2007 table showing faculty of the "top 100" political science departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-96 )
 "Top 100" FY2005 table showing faculty of the "top 100" political science departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-93)
 "Top 50" FY2002 table showing faculty of the "top 50" political science departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing political science PhD attainment from 1983 - 2002, by gender and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing political science PhD attainment from 1983 - 1999, by gender and race/ethnicity.

SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENTS
 
"Top 100" FY2007 table showing faculty of the "top 100" sociology departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-97)
 "Top 100" FY2005 table showing faculty of the "top 100" sociology departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-98)
 "Top 50" FY2002 table showing faculty of the "top 50" sociology departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing sociology PhD attainment from 1983 - 2002, by gender and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing sociology PhD attainment from 1983 - 1999, by gender and race/ethnicity.

ECONOMICS DEPARTMENTS
 "Top 100" FY2007 table showing faculty of the "top 100" economics departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-97)
 "Top 100" FY2005 table showing faculty of the "top 100" economics departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-97)
 "Top 50" FY2002 table showing faculty of the "top 50" economics departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing economics PhD attainment from 1983 - 2002, by gender and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing economics PhD attainment from 1983 - 1999, by gender and race/ethnicity.

MATH (AND STATISTICS) DEPARTMENTS
 "Top 100" FY2007 table showing faculty of the "top 100" math departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-100)
 "Top 100" FY2005 table showing faculty of the "top 100" math departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-100)
 "Top 50" FY2002 table showing faculty of the "top 50" math departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing math PhD attainment from 1983 - 2002, by gender and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing math PhD attainment from 1983 - 1999, by gender and race/ethnicity. 

COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENTS
 "Top 100" FY2007 table showing faculty of the "top 100" computer science departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-100)
 "Top 100" FY2005 table showing faculty of the "top 100" computer science departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-100)
 "Top 50" FY2002 table showing faculty of the "top 50" computer science departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing computer science PhD attainment from 1983 - 2002, by gender and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing computer science PhD attainment from 1983 - 1999, by gender and race/ethnicity. 

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENTS
 "Top 100" FY2007 table showing faculty of the "top 100" electrical engineering departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-98)
 "Top 100" FY2005 table showing faculty of the "top 100" electrical engineering departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-99)
 "Top 50" FY2002 table showing faculty of the "top 50" electrical engineering departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing electrical engineering PhD attainment from 1983 - 2002, by gender and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing electrical engineering PhD attainment from 1983 - 1999, by gender and race/ethnicity. 

CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENTS
 "Top 100" FY2007 table showing faculty of the "top 100" civil engineering departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-90)
 "Top 100" FY2005 table showing faculty of the "top 100" civil engineering departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-92)
 "Top 50" FY2002 table showing faculty of the "top 50" civil engineering departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing civil engineering PhD attainment from 1983 - 2002, by gender and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing civil engineering PhD attainment from 1983 - 1999, by gender and race/ethnicity. 

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENTS
 "Top 100" FY2007 table showing faculty of the "top 100" mechanical engineering departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-94)
 "Top 100" FY2005 table showing faculty of the "top 100" mechanical engineering departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-96)
 "Top 50" FY2002 table showing faculty of the "top 50" mechanical engineering departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing mechanical engineering PhD attainment from 1983 - 2002, by gender and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing mechanical engineering PhD attainment from 1983 - 1999, by gender and race/ethnicity. 

PHYSICS DEPARTMENTS
 "Top 100" FY2007 table showing faculty of the "top 100" physics departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-100)
 "Top 100" FY2005 table showing faculty of the "top 100" physics departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-100)
 "Top 50" FY2002 table showing faculty of the "top 50" physics departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing physics PhD attainment from 1983 - 2002, by gender and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing physics PhD attainment from 1983 - 1999, by gender and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing the utilization of race/ethnicity in the "top 50" physics departments.
 
ACS PUBLICATION EDITORS AND EDITORIAL BOARDS
 Representation of Women Among 2008 ACS Editors and Editorial Advisor Boards
 Table showing diversity of the ACS publication editors.  (AWIS Magazine, Summer 2001, Table 1)
 Comparison of the ACS publication editors and boards to the "top 50" chemistry departments.
 Tables showing diversity of the ACS publication editorial boards.  (AWIS Magazine, Summer 2001, Table 2)

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENTS
 "Top 100" FY2007 table showing faculty of the "top 100" chemical engineering departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-87)
 "Top 100" FY2005 table showing faculty of the "top 100" chemical engineering departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-91)
 "Top 50" FY2002 table showing faculty of the "top 50" chemical engineering departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing chemical engineering PhD attainment from 1983 - 2002, by gender and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing chemical engineering PhD attainment from 1983 - 1999, by gender and race/ethnicity.
      (AWIS Magazine, Summer 2001, Table 3)
 Table showing the utilization of race/ethnicity in the "top 50" chemical engineering departments.
      (AWIS Magazine, Summer 2001, Table 5)

CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENTS
 "Top 100" FY2007 tables showing faculty of the "top 100" chemistry departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-100)
 "Top 100" FY2005 tables showing faculty of the "top 100" chemistry departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity. (1-50)  (51-100)
 "Top 50" FY2003 Table showing faculty of the "top 50" chemistry departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity.
 "Top 50" FY2001 Table showing faculty of the "top 50" chemistry departments by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing faculty of the "top 50" chemistry departments (same as above), except OMITTING BIOCHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL BIOLOGY division faculty in those departments which have specified that they are joint departments.  Biochemistry and chemical biology are biological sciences.  Congress has recently indicated that biological sciences no longer warrant special funds in some situations, because females are overrepresented at the undergraduate level in these sciences.  In addition, females are represented in greater proportion in biological sciences than in chemistry.  Therefore, including biochemistry and chemical biology inflates the representation of females in chemistry.  Comparing this table to the one directly above indicates that removing these biological science divisions does reduce the representation of females.
 Table showing chemistry PhD attainment from 1983 - 2002, by gender and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing chemistry PhD attainment from 1983 - 1999, by gender and race/ethnicity.
 Table showing the utilization of race/ethnicity in the "top 50" chemistry departments.

UTILIZATION TABLE COMPARING ALL ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES PUBLISHED.   

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REFERENCES FOR PHD ATTAINMENT DATA
PhD attainment in sociology, economics, and political science were obtained from the NSF WebCASPAR Database System. http://caspar.nsf.gov/

References for all other NSF PhD data are:
1.  National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Science and Engineering Doctorate Awards: 2001, NSF 03-300, Susan T. Hill, Project Officer, Arlington, VA, (www.nsf.gov/sbe/srs/nsf03300/pdf/tab3.pdf)
2.  Hill, S. T.  PhDs 1990-99, National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Studies, Science and Engineering Doctorate Awards: 1999, NSF 01-314, Arlington, VA, 2001,  (www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf01314).
3.  PhDs 1985-94, National Science Foundation, Selected Data on Science and Engineering Doctorate Awards: 1995, NSF 96-303, (Arlington, VA, 1996),  (www.nsf.gov/sbe/srs/s4095/start.htm ).
4.  PhDs 1983-93, Science and Engineering Doctorates Awarded, by Citizenship Status, Sex, Racial/Ethnic Group, and Major Field of Study of Recipients: 1993, NSF 94-318, (Arlington, VA, 1994).
 
REFERENCES FOR DEPARTMENT RANKING
NSF tables from which we obtained a discipline's ranking of schools according to research funding expenditures
FY1998 NSF ranking according to research expenditures is in table B-52 (chemistry).
FY1999 NSF ranking according to research expenditures is in tables B-48 (engineering), B-53 (physics), B-56 (math), B-57 (computer science), B-61 (biological sciences), B-63 (psychology), B-64 (social sciences).
FY2000 NSF ranking according to research expenditures is in table B-52 (chemistry).
RANKING FOR ASTRONOMY/ASTROPHYSICS     Identification and ranking of PhD-granting departments of astronomy/astrophysics were from the two sources below. Of the 31 ranked in (1), 28 responded and appear first in our table in rank order; 22 more responded from the list in (2) and are listed at the bottom of our table alphabetically.  (1) Table P-4 of "Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States: Continuity and Change", National Research Council, National Academy of  Sciences, Washington, D.C. 1995   http://books.nap.edu/html/researchdoc/appendix_p.html  ; (2) "Graduate Programs in Physics, Astronomy, and Related Fields", New York, American Institute of Physics, 2003.  The 31 ranked in (1) are also listed in (2). 



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