About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Kent State University. I received by Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University in 2015.  My research seeks to elucidate how gendered processes influence decision-making, with special focus on how organizational processes can amplify or dampen gender differences in behavior.  

I am originally from Falls Church, in Northern Virginia. I attended Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, after which I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I studied Economics and Public Policy. From there, I spent two years working as a strategy consultant at a boutique consulting firm called Dean & Company where I provided consulting services for a manufacturing company and a private equity firm. I left consulting to pursue graduate studies when I discovered that I was spending more time contemplating the dynamics between individuals at the firm than profits and losses. My friends joke that I am a "recovering economist."

In graduate school, I designed and taught my own courses, was a writer for the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, and interned at Google on their People Analytics team

For leisure, I enjoy running (I have completed a full marathon and two half-marathons), biking (I have biked around Lake Tahoe twice), hiking, fostering dogs, and on occasion, performing stand-up comedy. I also enjoy spending time with my most loyal and devoted research assistants, Charles Bogart and Tobias Wilfred.  

Sadly for my professional career, I am Susan R. Fisk NOT Susan T. Fiske (a famous Professor of Psychology at Princeton University).

Above left: Susan R. Fisk (me). Above right: Susan T. Fiske (not me, but the person that, in all statistical likelihood, you are actually trying to find)