Gender and Information Technology Management Education: Who’s Doing the Math?

By Wendy Cukier, Susan Cody and Norman O'Reilly.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper considers admission requirements and their relationship to performance and examines assumptions - in particular, the emphasis on mathematics as a predictor of performance.

Keywords: Gender, Mathematics, English, Management Education, Information Technology

International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 7, pp.65-74. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 914.242KB).

Dr. Wendy Cukier

Wendy Cukier is a professor at Ryerson where she teaches and conducts research on technology, strategy, communications and justice issues. She teaches research methods in the joint graduate program in Communication and as well as a range of courses in management strategy and technology. She is a coauthor of Innovation Nation: from Java to Jurassic Park (Wiley: 2002). She has also published extensively on the misuse and illicit trade of firearms and coordinates the Small Arms Firearms Education and Research Network (SAFER-Net). Recent projects include a study of gender and weapons as part of the UN Secretary General's report on Women and Conflict, a chapter on small arms, explosives and incendiaries for Public Health and Terrorism (Oxford: forthcoming) and a report on Human Security Perspectives on Firearms Regulation for the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in Geneva. She has also been active in projects related to non-profit strategy and management, security sector reform and policing. She has taught workshops on coalition building, communications strategy, advocacy and fundraising in graduate programs at several universities as well for community groups in England, Northern Ireland, the USA, Brazil and South Africa. Her work has been recognized with two honorary degrees, the Canadian Public Health Association's Award of Merit (1996) and the Canadian Criminal Justice Association's Public Education (2002). In 2000 she received the Governor General's Meritorious Service Cross and was named one of 100 alumni who shaped the century by the University of Toronto. She serves on the governing bodies of many NGOs including the Coalition for Gun Control and the International Action Network on Small Arms. She holds an MA and MBA from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Management Science from the Schulich School of Business, York University.

Dr. Susan Cody

Susan is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Business and Technical Communication in the Faculty of Communication and Design at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Her research interests include communication theory, pedagogy, organizational communication and technology. She has co-authored technical communication texts and teaches professional communication to ITM and engineering undergraduates.

Norman O'Reilly

Norm is a marketing specialist in the business of sport including sponsorship, technology in sport, and social marketing. He has published in numerous refereed journals and conference proceedings. He has also written about innovative ways to use the internet in education. His involvement in sport includes a recent research expedition to Mount Everest and serving on the mission support team for Canada's Olympic team in Athens. He has sat on many boards including the Canadian Olympic Committee. He is completing a PhD at the Eric Sprott School of Business at Carleton University. He has an MBA, MA and BSc.

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