Williams & Ceci 2015 Study

Commentary & Media Coverage

This page provides links to multiple responses to the article, “National hiring experiments reveal 2:1 faculty preference for women on STEM tenure track” published by Wendy M. Williams and Stephen J. Ceci in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Vol. 112, No. 17, pp 5360-5365.

Because Williams and Ceci’s article presents findings that run counter to a vast body of research documenting gender bias favoring male applicants for positions typically or historically held by men, several scholars have commented on the study to discuss whether Williams and Ceci’s claim that “efforts to combat formerly widespread sexism in hiring appear to have succeeded” is accurate, or whether issues in the design of Williams and Ceci’s study account for their findings.

WISELI online bibliography of articles related to bias in hiring