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Carol Haddad


122 Sill Hall




Ph.D. , The University of Michigan, Higher and Adult Continuing Education, 1989

Interests and Expertise

Dr. Carol J. Haddad is a Professor in the School of Technology Studies at Eastern Michigan University, and is a faculty member in EMU’s Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.  She joined the EMU faculty in 1993, and in 2001 received a Teaching Excellence Award from the EMU Alumni Association. She is the North American Associate Editor for the journal: New Technology, Work, and Employment, and since 2002 has served on the International Scientific Advisory Committee for AUTO21 – a Canadian automotive sector research and development program. During the 2006-07 academic year, Dr. Haddad served as Interim Director of EMU’s university-wide Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Prior to her arrival at EMU, she served as a tenured faculty member at Michigan State University’s School of Labor and Industrial Relations (1978-90), and later held senior positions with the American Society for Training and Development and at the Industrial Technology Institute, and served as a research fellow at Wayne State University’s College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs. Throughout her career she has obtained and managed over $500,000 in external grants and research awards, and has collaborated with colleagues in the UK, Canada, Germany, Italy, and Japan. Professor Haddad’s book on the management of technological change, published by Sage, emphasizes the benefits of strategic and participative approaches to technology adoption. She is presently completing a book on women’s mastery of non-traditional technologies.  In addition to her focus on women and technology, she has expertise in Arab-American feminism, women and sustainability,  women and work, and Michigan women's labor history.

Publications and Presentations

Haddad, C.J. (in process). Women and Technology: Understanding the Basis of Empowerment.

Haddad, C.J. (submitted for publication). Second-wave Arab-American feminist activism: The story of FAN. Suleiman, Michael & Joseph, Suad (Eds).
Arab-American Women. Volume containing papers presented at the first international Arab-American Women Conference, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 12-15, 2009

Anderson, D.M. and Haddad, C.J., joint authors (2005). Gender, voice and learning in online course environments. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 9(1): 3-14. Published by the Sloan Consortium.

Haddad, C.J. (1987). Technology, Industrialization and the Economic Status of Women. In Wright, B. (Ed.). Working Knowledge: Women and Technology in the Twentieth Century, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Courses Taught

  • WGST 200: Introduction to Women's Studies
  • WGST 420/521: Women and Technology

The Women's and Gender Studies Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344