Mary Frank Fox, Ph.D.

Advance Professor

Member Of:
  • School of Public Policy
  • Technology Policy and Assessment Center
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Office Location:
DM Smith 307B

Mary Frank Fox is an ADVANCE Professor in the School of Public Policy, and co-director of the Center for the Study of Women, Science, & Technology, at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dr. Fox's research focuses upon gender, science and academia--the study of women and men in academic and scientific organizations and occupations, with significant implications for science and technology policy. Her research has introduced and established the ways in which scientists' participation and performance reflect and are affected by the social and organizational settings in which they are educated and work.  Dr. Fox's research is published in over 60 different scholarly and scientific journals, books, and collections.  In 2015, she received an award as "Section Star" from the Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association.  In 2016, she received the Gender Equity Award at Georgia Tech, and in 2017, the Ivan Allen College Distinguished Research Award, and the Faculty of the Year Award of the Student Government Associatoin.  

Dr. Fox brings to the national forefront issues of diversity, equity, and excellence through her current work with advisory boards and panels including those as:  Member (and twice past chair) of the Social Science Advisory Board, National Center for Women and Information Technology; Council Member (twice elected), Section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology, American Sociological Association; Advisory Board, Expanding Computer Education Pathways Alliance; Editorial Board Member of the leading journal, Social Studies of Science; and recently elected member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Electorate Nominating Committee, Division on Social, Economic, and Political Sciences.


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Sociology
  • B. A., University of Michigan, Sociology
Areas of
  • Academia
  • Engineering
  • Gender
  • Organizations
  • Science
  • Science And Technology Policy