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Sociology Professor Presented at Meeting in Boston

Posted on Friday, March 26, 2010

Dr. Phyllis Kitzerow, Westminster College professor of sociology, presented preliminary results of her sabbatical work at the 80th annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society March 18-21 in Boston.

Kitzerow's presentation, "Career Choices and Outcomes: Women Who Entered the Legal Profession by 1975," was part of the session on Gender, Work and Organization. Kitzerow interviewed 65 women lawyers from a major metropolitan area as part of her sabbatical work, which was supported by a Westminster Faculty Development Research Grant and the Watto Award.

Kitzerow, who has been with Westminster since 1978, earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin and master's and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

In 2005, the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) commissioned a survey of its members regarding career paths and income. The results indicated considerable gender disparities with respect to salaries and career advancement. Kitzerow co-authored the final report, The Legal Profession: A Study of the ACBA Membership, 2005.

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Dr. Phyllis Kitzerow