He’s Smart and She’s Nice: Student Perceptions of Male and Female Faculty
Alison S. Burke, Ph.D; Whitney Head-Burgess, B.A; Mark Siders, Ph.D.

Women have advanced considerably in academia in the past several decades, however, even though the job duties for professors are the same, male and female professors are seen and treated differently. Many studies have examined student perceptions of faculty members only to find a clear existence of gender bias. The current study surveyed N=544 students from a small, Pacific Northwest liberal arts university. The results reveal that students assign very different attributes to their professors based on gender. Consequences of these biases are discussed.

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