Mary-Ann Sommer Dissertation

Professor Dzuback received her Ph.D. in history and education from Columbia University in 1987. She has been Vice-President of Division F of AERA (1995-97), has served on the board of the History of Education Society (1993-96; 2000-2003), was Vice-President (2000-01) and President (2001-02) of the History of Education Society, and served as associate editor of the History of Education Quarterly  (1993-99). She is network representative of the Social Science History Association.

She is currently Director of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and teaches courses in the social history of schooling and school policy; the history of education, broadly defined; intellectual history of feminism; women in the history of education; history of higher education; and gender and education. She is a founding member and past President and board member of the Washington University Association of Women Faculty.  She is co-chair of the Educational Studies Program.

Her current work uses gender analysis to explore women academic social science scholars in the period between 1890 and 1940, and their influence on college and university institutional cultures, on local and national social policy making, and on the development of knowledge in the social science disciplines.

Selected Publications

  • Robert M. Hutchins: Portrait of an Educator (Chicago, 1991)
  • "Women and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College," History of Education Quarterly 33 (Winter 1993): 579-608
  • "Gender and the Politics of Knowledge," History of Education Quarterly 43 (Summer 2003): 171-95
  • "Creative Financing in Social Science: Women Scholars and Early Research," in Women and Philanthropy in Education, ed. Andrea Walton (Bloomington IN: Indiana University Press, 2005)
  • "Berkeley Women Economists, Public Policy, and Civic Sensibility," in Civic and Moral Learning in America, ed. Donald Warren and John J. Patrick (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)
  • "Gender, Professional Knowledge, and Institutional Power: Women Social Scientists and the Research University," in The 'Woman Question' and Higher Education: Perspectives on Gender and Knowledge Production in America, ed. Ann Mari May (Edward Elgar, 2008). See website

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  • PhD., Temple University, Physiology
  • Post-Doctorate, Temple University Thrombosis Research Center
  • Bachelor of Science, Neumann University, Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Master of Science, Temple University, Medical Technology Education

Scholarly Activity

  • NIH R44TR000033 (6/1/15 – 5/31/18): eClinic Phase II: An Innovative Technology to Clinical Laboratory Sciences Education (McLane, expert consultant):
    • McLane MA. “Pipetting”, eClinic module IN PRESS through Athena Corporation,, created 2017.
    • McLane MA. “Interpreting Acid-Base Results”, eClinic module IN PRESS through Athena Corporation,, created 2017.
    • McLane MA. “Automated Urinalysis”, eClinic module IN PRESS through Athena Corporation,, created 2016.
  • McLane MA. Body Fluids: Serous and Synovial Fluids. College of American Pathologist Competency Assessment, MediaLab, 2017.
  • McLane MA. Lead Testing. Educational Commentary commissioned by American Proficiency Institute for the American Society for Clinical Pathology, 2017.
  • McLane MA. Lab Math: Lightboard MP4 Video Modules (40), created 2017.

Significant Awards

  • Carnegie Foundation US Professor of the Year (Delaware), 2010
  • Lindback Award for Excellence in Teaching, UD, May 2002
  • Robin H. Mendelson Memorial Award, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, 2001, 2011
  • ADVANCE Laboratorian of the Year, 1999



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