Rachel Scherr

Professor Rachel Scherr, Senior Research Scientist at Seattle Pacific University, is the co-author of Unveiling Privilege to Broaden Participation, a study about male dominance in the field of physics. This study states that “white male privilege pervades the discipline of physics as well as the classrooms in which physics is taught and learned.” as well as stating that “Physics strongly values male-socialized traits such as independence, competition, and individual victories.” Overall their goal is to "disrupt privilege" by dismissing these traits saying we need to be willing to open up the space of what counts as physics."

By a Shillman Higher Education Watchdog Fellow