January 18, 2018

A resource prepared by the Pride Center on understanding terms, how to address and talk about gender, sex, and sexuality categories, and tips for building inclusive classrooms.

January 16, 2018

In this three-part webinar series, available as part of your NCFDD membership, gain insights to strengthen different types of scientific writing critical to your career. 

January 3, 2018

Lehigh University has joined the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) as an Institutional Member. To claim your free Institutional Membership, please visit and select Lehigh University from the member list.

December 13, 2017

Professor Mooi Choo Chuah of Lehigh University's P

September 7, 2017

If you are interested in enhancing your leadership skills, consider reaching out to ADVANCE and the Office of the Provost to make an application to the summer HERS Institute. Since 1976, over 5,000 women in faculty, staff, and administrative roles in higher education have further developed their leadership ability by attending the HERS Institute. The application process is currently open and early bird deadline is November 17, 2017. This summer, there is also a special scholarship for STEM women, the CBL-STEM Scholarship. Let us know if you are interested!

September 6, 2017

Members of MAPWISEly Cohort 1 and Cohort 2 are invited to Lehigh University Nov 2-3 (arrival the 2nd, and conference on the 3rd) for the MAPWISEly Conference.  Hotel details and Meeting registration will go live by the end of September 8, 2017.

September 6, 2017

Everyone has experienced bad meetings. When the cause of a bad meeting includes one or two prominent voices steering the conversation off track and/or monopolizing the time, there are strategies attendees and meeting conveners can use to stop the situation and to try to prevent it from happening in the future. Recent research also demonstrates these behaviors negatively impact the contributions of women. What can we do? Be aware of behaviors, set up ground rules, and acknowledge the elephants in the room. 

August 30, 2017

After a Googler's "Manifesto" hit the headlines, and countless other complaints and studies, why is it so many men who are scientists or engineers don't believe the research on gender bias in science?  This opinion piece suggests that, basically, scientists are people, too. They're not as objective as they like to think- and reading about gender bias in science is very disconcerting for someone who has been trained to believe humans can be objective.

August 30, 2017

A new working paper authored by a team at Georgetown University finds that negative feedback, in the form of bad grades, is not enough on its own to drive women out of their major, neither is the environment.

August 21, 2017

ADVANCE at Lehigh aims to increase the numbers of women faculty hired into STEM and to facilitate the advancement of women faculty through full professor. At the start of a new academic year, it is useful to review the progress towards these goals. 

In 2007, 3 years before the ADVANCE IT Grant was Awarded, the percentage of STEM tenure track faculty who were women was 15%. 

In 2010, the year ADVANCE IT started, the percentage of STEM tenure track faculty who were woman was 15%. 

In 2016, the faculty census data indicated 23% of tenure track STEM faculty were women.