Published & Accepted Papers

Blaney, J. M. (2020). Undergraduate STEM leadership: Understanding the gender gap in self-rated leadership ability by exploring women’s meaning-making. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 26(2), 179-199.

Lehman, K. J., Wofford, A. M., Sendowski, M., Newhouse, K. N. S., & Sax, L. J. (2020). Better late than never: Exploring students’ pathways to computing in later stages of college. In Proceedings of the 51st ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 1075-1081. https://doi.org/10.1145/3328778.336681

Sax, L. J., Newhouse, K. N. S., Goode, J., Skorodinsky, M., Nakajima, T. M., & Sendowski, M. (2020). Does AP CS Principles Broaden Participation in Computing? An Analysis of APCSA and APCSP Participants. In Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 542-548. https://doi.org/10.1145/3328778.3366826

Blaney, J. M. (2020). Broadening participation in computing: The role of upward transfer. In Proceedings of the 51st ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 254-260.

Hovey, C. L., Lehman, K. J., & Riggers-Piehl, T. A. (2020). Linking faculty attitudes to pedagogical choices: Student-centered teaching in introductory computing classes. In SIGCSE ’20: Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education. New York, NY: ACM.

Sax, L. J., Blaney, J., Zavala, C., Newhouse K. N. S. (2020). Who takes intro computing? Examining the degree plans of introductory computing students in light of booming enrollments. In 2020 Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Research in Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT). Portland, OR.

Zimmerman, H. B., Toven-Lindsey, B., Sax, L. J., Lehman, K. L., & Blaney, J. M. (2019). Building momentum: How department chairs lead initiatives to broaden participation in computer science. In Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT). Minneapolis, MN: IEEE.

Blaney, J. M., Sax, L. J., & Chang, C.  (2019). Incentivizing Longitudinal Survey Research: The Impact of Mixing Guaranteed and Non-Guaranteed Incentives on Survey Response. The Review of Higher Education. 43(2): 581-601. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/743031 

Blaney, J. M. (2018). Tapping into the leadership conceptions of undergraduate women in computing: A mixed-methods study. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/6j3368bf

Blaney, J. M. (2018, February). Looking beyond representation: How women develop their leadership perceptions during the introductory computing course. In Proceedings of the 49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 453-458). New York, NY, USA: ACM. doi: 10.1145/3159450.3159458

Sax, L. J., Blaney, J. M., Lehman, K. J., Rodriguez, S. L., George, K. L., & Zavala, C. (2018). Sense of belonging in computing: The role of introductory courses for women and underrepresented minority students. Social Sciences, 7(8), 1-24. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci7080122

Lehman, K. J. (2017). Courting the uncommitted: A mixed-methods study of undecided students in introductory computer science courses. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.  http://escholarship.org/uc/item/94k326xs

Sax, L. J., Lehman, K. J., & Zavala, C. (2017). Examining the enrollment growth: Non-CS majors in CS1 courses. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 513-518). New York, NY, USA: ACM. doi: 10.1145/3017680.3017781

Sax, L. J., Zimmerman, H. B., Blaney, J. M., Toven-Lindsey, B., & Lehman, K. J. (2017). Diversifying computer science departments: How department chairs become change agents for women and underrepresented minority students. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 23(2), 101-119. doi: 10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.2017017221

Sax, L. J., Lehman, K. J., & Blaney, J. M. (2016). Building Recruiting and Inclusion for Diversity (BRAID): Emerging research on diversifying the CS major. Computing Research News, 28(3), 11-12.

Related Research on Computing

Rodriguez, S.L., & Lehman, K.J. (2018). Developing the next generation of diverse computer scientists: The need for enhanced, intersectional computing identity theory. Computer Science Education (pp. 1–20). doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/08993408.2018.1457899

Stout, J. G., & Blaney, J. M. (2018). “But it doesn’t come naturally”: How effort expenditure shapes the benefit of growth mindset on women’s sense of intellectual belonging in computing. Computer Science Education (pp. 1–14). https://doi.org/10.1080/08993408.2018.1437115

Blaney, J. M., & Stout, J. G. (2017). Examining the relationship between introductory computing course experiences, self-efficacy, and belonging among first-generation college women. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 69–74). New York, NY, USA: ACM. doi: 10.1145/3017680.3017751

Lehman, K. J., Sax, L. J., & Zimmerman, H. B. (2017). Women planning to major in computer science: Who are they and what makes them unique? Computer Science Education, 26(4): 277-298. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08993408.2016.1271536

Sax, L. J. (2017). Expanding the pipeline: Characteristics of male and female prospective computer science majors – Examining four decades of change.  Computing Research News, 29(2): 6-9. Link to Article.

Sax, L. J., Lehman, K. J., Jacobs, J. A., Kanny, A., Lim, K., Monje-Paulson, L. & Zimmerman, H. (2017). Anatomy of an enduring gender gap: The evolution of women’s participation in computer science. The Journal of Higher Education, 88(2): 258-293. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00221546.2016.1257306

Sax, L. J., Shapiro, C. A. & Eagan, M. K. (2011). Promoting Mathematical and Computer Self-Concept among Female College Students: Is there a Role of Single-Sex Secondary Education? Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 17(4): 325- 355. doi: 10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.2011002386 

Additional Recent Research on STEM

Sax, L.J. & Newhouse, K.N.S (2019). Disciplinary field specificity and variation in the STEM gender gap. In J. Gaston-Gayles & L. Perez-Felkner (Eds.), Advancing higher education research on undergraduate women in STEM. New Directions for Institutional Research (pp. 45-71). Malden, MA: Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/ir.20275.

Sax, L. J., Lim, G., Lehman, K., & Monje-Paulson, L. (2018). Reversal of the Gender Gap: The Biological Sciences as a Unique Case within STEM. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.2018019995

Kim, Y. K., & Sax, L. J. (2018). The Effect of Positive Faculty Support on Mathematical Self-Concept for Male and Female Students in STEM Majors. Research in Higher Education, 1-31. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11162-018-9500-8

Jacobs, J. A., Ahmad, S., & Sax, L. J. (2017). Planning a Career in Engineering: Parental Effects on Sons and Daughters. Social Sciences, 6(1), 2. doi: 10.3390/socsci6010002. 

Sax, L. J., Lehman, K., Barthelemy , R., & Lim, K. (2016). Women in Physics: A Comparison to STEM Over Four Decades. Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research, 12(2). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.12.020108

Sax, L.J., Kanny, A., Jacobs, J., Whang, H., Weintraub, D.S. & Hroch, A. (2016). Understanding the Changing Dynamics of the Gender Gap in Undergraduate Engineering Majors: 1971-2011. Research in Higher Education, 57(5): 570-600. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11162-015-9396-5

Sax, L. J., Kanny, M. A., Riggers-Piehl, T. A., Whang, H., & Paulson, L. N. (2015). “But I’m Not Good at Math”: The Changing Salience of Mathematical Self-Concept in Shaping Women’s and Men’s STEM Aspirations. Research in Higher Education, 56(8): 813-842. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11162-015-9375-x

Kanny, M. A., Sax, L. J. & Riggers-Piehl, T. A. (2014). Investigating Forty Years of STEM Research: How Explanations for the Gender Gap Have Evolved Over Time. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 20(2): 127-148. doi: 10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.2014007246 

Shapiro, C. and Sax, L. J. (2011). Major Selection and Persistence for Women in STEM. New Directions for Institutional Research, 152: 5-18. doi: 10.1002/ir.404