Catherine Hill, Ph.D.

Catherine Hill is the vice president of Research at AAUW. She is an author of several recent AAUW reports including Mom's Retirement Security (2006), Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment on Campus (2006), Public Perceptions of the Pay Gap (2005), and Tenure Denied: Cases of Sex Discrimination in Academia (2004). Before joining AAUW, Hill was the director of Income Security Programs at the National Academy of Social Insurance and a study director at the Institute for Women's Policy Research. She has bachelor’s and master's degrees from Cornell University and a doctorate in public policy from Rutgers University.

How Does Race Affect the Gender Wage Gap?

Race and ethnicity have always created a dividing line in the United States, and it’s no different with the gender pay gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   9 Comments   |   April 03, 2014
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Hey! Why Are Women Paid Less than Men Are in My State?

You may have noticed that the gender pay gap varies — in some cases dramatically — from state to state. But do you know why? Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   8 Comments   |   March 26, 2014
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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (2014)

You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap explains the pay gap in the United States, how it affects women of all ages, races, and education levels, and what you can do to close it. Read more »

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From Discouraged Math Student to Computer Engineer: One Doll’s Story

So how did Barbie overcome the stereotype that girls can’t excel in mathematics? Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   4 Comments   |   December 11, 2013

Testimony of Dr. Catherine Hill for House “Training the Trainers” hearing (11/15/13)

Dr. Hill shared AAUW’s perspectives on the challenges of expanding our nation’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce. Building and manufacturing in the future will take a great deal […] Read more »

  |     |   November 15, 2013
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Classrooms of Justice: Teaching Gender Studies in Grades 7–12

If we want to prevent bullying at school, we must teach students that gender comes in all shapes and sizes. Girls who are considered “too masculine” or boys who are “too feminine” are often the targets of bullying and sexual harassment at school. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   August 27, 2013

Workshop: Bullying and Cyber-bullying: A Community Concern

This workshop provided an opportunity to learn about how AAUW branches can develop programs on bullying, cyberbullying and sexual harassment. Read more »

Graduating to a Pay Gap: The Earnings of Women and Men One Year after College Graduation Executive Summary and Recommendations

Graduating to a Pay Gap: The Earnings of Women and Men One Year after College Graduation Executive Summary and Recommendations is an abbreviated version of the full report, released in […] Read more »

Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program in a Box

AAUW’s 2010 research report Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics profiles eight research findings that point to environmental and social barriers that continue to block women’s […] Read more »

Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School Program in a Box

AAUW’s 2011 research report Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School presents the most comprehensive research to date on sexual harassment in grades 7–12 and reveals some sobering statistics about […] Read more »