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Shannon Gilmartin

Shannon Gilmartin

Senior Research Scholar, Stanford VMware Women's Leadership Innovation Lab

Education

  • Ph.D. in Higher Education, University of California, Los Angeles, 2003
  • M.A. in Higher Education, University of California, Los Angeles, 1999
  • B.A. in American Studies, Stanford University, 1994

Research Interests

  • Engineering education, practice, and leadership
  • Access and equity in engineering education and career outcomes
  • Women's early career development and leadership pathways 
  • Technical workforce development 
  • Entrepreneurship

Current Positions

  • Senior Research Scholar, Stanford VMware Women's Leadership Innovation Lab
  • Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

Professional Affiliations and Organizations

  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Selected Publications/Presentations

Gilmartin, S. K, M. E. Thompson, E. Morton, Q. Jin, H. L. Chen, A. Colby, and S. D. Sheppard. In press. Entrepreneurial intent of engineering and business undergraduate students. The Journal of Engineering Education.

Steuer-Dankert, L., S. K. Gilmartin, C. B. Muller, C. Dungs, S. Sheppard, and C. Leicht-Scholten. 2019. Expanding Engineering Limits—A concept for socially responsible education of engineers. International Journal of Engineering Education, 35 (2), 658–673.

Wullert, K., S. Gilmartin, and C. Simard. 2019, April 16. The Mistake Companies Make When They Use Data to Plan Diversity Efforts. Harvard Business Review.

Rieken, B., S. Shapiro, S. Gilmartin, and S. D. Sheppard. 2019, January 4. How Mindfulness Can Help Engineers Solve Problems. Harvard Business Review.

Gilmartin, S.K., A.L. Antonio, S.R. Brunhaver, H.L. Chen, and S.D. Sheppard. 2018. Career plans of undergraduate engineering students: Characteristics and contexts. In R. Freeman and H. Salzman (Eds.), U.S. Engineering in the Global Economy (pp. 49-86). National Bureau of Economic Research. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.