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Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Chardie Baird

bairdAssociate Professor of Sociology

Associate Professor of Sociology
Executive Director, K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering (KAWSE)
Spainhour Family Chair 

Ph.D., Sociology, Florida State University, 2005
M.S., Sociology, Florida State University, 2000
B.S., Sociology, College of Charleston, 1996 

Research and Teaching Interests: Work/Family, Gender and Work, Youth and the Life Course

Professor Baird is an Associate Professor of Sociology, the Executive Director of the K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering (KAWSE), and Spainhour Family Chair. Chardie Baird is a member of the Luce Women Leaders in STEM group for the HERS Leadership Institutes.

As Executive Director of KAWSE, Chardie Baird hosted the 7th annual Women's Recognition Ceremony to recognize women's academic achievements in 2017-2018, such as earning tenure and promotion, being named University Distinguished Professor, accepting an administrative positions, and so on.

 Her research and teaching interests lie in the areas of youth and the life course, gender inequality, work and family, and social policy on gender, work and families. Her work appears in top sociological journals including American Sociological Review, The Sociological Quarterly, Sex Roles, Sociological Forum, Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, and Sociology Compass. Her position as Executive Director of KAWSE allows her to apply her research expertise to enriching the everyday lives of women. KAWSE is charged with increasing the participation, retention, and advancement of girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and math fields at K-State and offers events for middle school students, high school students, undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty. For more information about KAWSE, visit www.k-state.edu/kawse, and look for us on facebook and twitter. 

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