Ms. Jazmin Rodgers, a junior psychology/human resources double major, was recently selected as one of twelve students from across the nation to present her research at the Council for Opportunity in Education's national conference in Chicago September 9-10, 2013. Ms. Rodgers, a McNair scholar working under the supervision of faculty mentor, Dr. Natalie Dove, began a project entitled "The Influence of Early Life Experiences on the Perceptions of Women in Managerial Positions" last year.
More specifically, the purpose of this research is to examine how early life experiences and upbringing correlate with perceptions of women's roles in the workplace. Within this research, we hypothesize that variables such as one's family and environmental structure, parental roles, and economic influences may mold a woman's performance and affect her ability to perform in an organizational environment. Other hurdles such as gender stereotypes, exclusion from male networks and the pervasive "glass ceiling" may also deter female advancement. This research examines key factors influencing a woman's advancement in the organizational setting. The data could also serve companies as they seek to improve employee morale and maintain a positive environment between all employees.
Ms. Rodgers also presented her research at the 2013 Undergraduate Symposium. Being selected for this conference is an exceptional honor for Ms. Rodgers. Congratulations, Jazmin!
June 19, 2012
EMU Psychology Graduate Student Caitlyn Sorensen participates in Autism Legislation Signing Ceremony
The new law, which went into effect on October 1, 2012, requires insurance companies to pay for autism spectrum disorder diagnosis and treatment for children up to age 18.