Dr. Shannon Gleason


Dr. Shannon Gleason is a Post-Doctoral Fellow for the Collaborative to Advance Equity Through Research. Originally from California, she earned her B.A. in English from Loyola Marymount University, her M.A. in Education, with a specialization in English Language Learners, and her Ph.D. in Education, with a specialization in Cultural Studies and Social Thought from Washington State University. She was a graduate fellow of The Martinez Foundation. Her research interests include Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) equity policy, race and gender in education, and research methodologies.  Shannon has taught courses in Education, Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies, Writing, and Global Leadership, and she is very interested in interdisciplinary work. Her publications have focused on critical issues in STEM, and she has a forthcoming publication on the politics and pedagogy of school lunch. In Fall Semester 2016, Dr. Gleason will be teaching a course, “Gender, Culture, and Science,” in which students explore the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, culture, ability, and class with science and technology.  Shannon is also currently working on a project that critically examines policies and initiatives in higher education that focus on recruitment and retention of women of color in STEM, thus contributing to the research theme, “STEM Pipeline Framing and Intersectional Issues for Women and Girls of Color.”