Beth Mitchneck

Professor Emerita

Beth Mitchneck is a Professor Emerita in the School of Geography, Development & Environment at the University of Arizona.

As a 2019-20 Visiting Scholar with the ARC Network and the Association for Women in Science, I am completing a meta synthesis of the research on how social practices influence citation indices, commonly used metrics to evaluate the quality of a scholar’s productivity. I am  leading a National Science Foundation project,  to develop metrics to assess institutional transformation at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. I continue to write about human displacement, violent conflict, and social networks.

Recent publications include:

Mapping the Collective Impact of Collaborative Research with David Plane, in Population, Place, and Spatial Interaction, Essays in Honor of David Plane, edited by R.S. Franklin. Springer, 2019.

Perspectives from an NSF Program Director in Advancing Women in Academic STEM Fields through Dual Career Policies and Practices, edited by Marci McMahon, Marie Mora, and Ala Quabbaj. Information Age Publishing, 2017.

Displacement, State Violence and Gender Roles: The Case of Internally Displaced and Violence-Affected Georgian Women by Joanna Regulska, Beth Mitchneck, and Peter Kabachnik in Gender in Georgia: Feminist Perspectives on Culture, Nation and History in the South Caucasus, edited by Maia Barkaia and Alisse Waterston. New York: Bergahn Publishers, 2017.

A recipe for change: Creating a more inclusive academy.  Science, Vol. 352, No. 6282, 08 April 2016: 148-149, co-authors J. Smith and M. Latimer.

Supported by the OpEd Project in 2015-2016, I have also published articles in the popular press in venues such as Foreign Affairs online, The Hill, and US News and World Report and most recently in Inside Higher Education.