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Eileen Trauth

Eileen Trauth

Professor Emeritus, The Pennsylvania State University

Eileen Trauth is Professor Emeritus of Information Sciences & Technology, and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies at The Pennsylvania State University.

Her research, writing and outreach focus on barriers to inclusion in the information technology profession experienced by women and other marginalized groups. Her work in Europe, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and the USA has been supported by the Fulbright Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and Science Foundation Ireland.

Her findings have been published in journals such as MIS Quarterly, European Journal of Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, and Communications of the ACM, as well as in several books. She has advised European Union gender projects, is co-editor of the forthcoming Handbook of Gender and Technology, was co-editor-in-chief of Information Systems Journal, and was founding president of the Association for Information Systems special interest group on social inclusion.

In order to bridge the gap between social inclusion research and practice, Dr. Trauth has written an award-winning play, iDream, as a way to increase awareness about barriers to inclusion in the STEM professions. This National Science Foundation project was based on her interviews with women IT professionals She is now at work on a video series based on the play.