Catherine Hill, Ph.D.

Catherine Hill, Ph.D.

Catherine Hill is former vice president for research at AAUW and is an author of many publications, including Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership, Solving the Equation: Women in Engineering and Computing, and Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Catherine’s work has been cited in many media outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, and Time magazine. Previously, Catherine was a study director at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and an assistant professor at the University of Virginia. She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Cornell University and a doctorate in policy development from Rutgers University.

Work by Catherine Hill, Ph.D.

PowerPoint Presentation: Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing

Use this presentation to share the findings from AAUW’s latest research report Solving the Equation, The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computer at meetings, conferences, and other events. This presentation will feature the latest data on engineering and computing, how few women are working in these fields, and what can be done. Read more »

Resource   |   March 26, 2015

Download the Quick Facts from Solving the Equation

This colorful, accessible fact sheet makes it easy to share some of the key themes of the Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing report and spark discussion in your community. Read more »

Resource   |   March 26, 2015

Get the Solving the Equation Report

The full Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing report is provided free of charge. Read more »

Resource   |   March 26, 2015

A Look Back at where Pay Equity Has Been and where It’s Going

When it comes to reaching pay equity, the pace of change is glacial. Just how long will it take until we see equal pay? At this rate, it could be more than 100 years. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   17 Comments   |   January 20, 2015

Child Care on Campus: A Must for Mothers in College

The astronomical costs of child care put it out of reach for most student parents, making affordable on-campus child care a necessary student support. Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   12 Comments   |   May 06, 2014
A colorful map of the U.S. and it's states.

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 Security   |   11 Comments   |   March 26, 2014

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   |   14 Comments   |   December 11, 2013
Teenagers working at their desks.

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 & Training   |   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 »

Resource   |   July 01, 2013