Diversity and Outreach

Advocates and Allies Spring Program

 Men Allies for Gender Equity Workshop

February 7-8, 2019

2-Hour Interactive Workshop

The College of Engineering will host the Men Allies for Gender Equity Workshop! We will be welcoming faculty from North Dakota State University who have developed this National Science Foundation-funded approach to addressing STEM gender equity issues in academic institutions.

Our aim is to facilitate dialogue among male faculty, staff and students about gender bias in STEM fields and review evidence-based research on this topic. Individuals interested in the program do not have to be ‘STEM’ affiliated to participate or support this program. We feel the information presented during this program could potentially help increase recruitment and retention of female students, faculty and staff.

This interactive workshop encourages and equips men to serve as effective allies for gender equity in STEM settings. Participants will have opportunities to learn, ask questions and practice skills through scenario-based exercises.

Space is limited so please sign up. Please provide any dietary restrictions for refreshments.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Men Allies for Gender Equity in STEM

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Life Sciences 171

Men Allies for Gender Equity in STEM

2-4 p.m.

353 Naka Hall

Friday, Feb. 8

Q&A Breakfast with Women Faculty

8:30-9:30 a.m.

W1004 Lafferre Hall

Men Allies for Gender Equity in STEM

10 a.m. – noon

W1004 Lafferre Hall

Thursday, Feb. 7

Gender Equity in STEM as a Student

6-8 p.m.

W1005 Lafferre Hall


  • Roger Green, Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Dakota State University
  • Robert Gordon, Psychology, Auburn University

Both have conducted these workshops at universities throughout the country since 2009.

Workshop Learning Goals

Workshop participants will:

  • understand the context of gender inequity
  • be introduced to relevant concepts and recent research
  • learn how to get started as an ally, including individual actions
  • use scenarios to practice ally skills
  • obtain resources to assist personal development and/or establish Advocates and Allies programs

Ally Workshop Impact

More than 1,000 men have attended ally workshops. Following the workshops, more than 80 percent of participants agreed or strongly agreed that they would be able to implement new strategies to promote a more equitable climate on their campuses.

Roger Green

Dr. Roger Green is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Dakota State University, where he teaches, conducts signal processing research, and serves as Undergraduate Program Coordinator. 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.

Roger Green, PhD

Roger Green, PhD

Robert Gordon

Dr. Robert Gordon is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Auburn University, where he also serves as Undergraduate Program Director; his research focuses on visual attention and on mental representations of scenes and objects. Until 2017, he was an Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean at North Dakota State University. While at NDSU, Dr. Gordon was a member of the NDSU Advance FORWARD Advocates, 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 work as allies for gender equity. Dr. Gordon received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999.

Robert Gordon, PhD

Robert Gordon, PhD

Questions? Interested in co-sponsoring?

Contact ENGRinclusivity@missouri.edu

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