Chardie Baird


Professor of Sociology

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: Gender Inequality and Inequity in STEM, Gender Inequality and Inequity at Work and in the Home, Work and Occupations, Gender and Education

Professor Baird is a 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.

Her research and teaching interests lie in the areas of gender inequality/inequity, work and family, gender and higher education, and social policy on gender, work and families using an intersectional lens. Her work appears in top sociological journals including American Sociological Review and Sex Roles. 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 reserachers, and faculty. For more information about KAWSE, visit, and look for us on facebook and twitter.

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