Joanne Cohoon

Professor: Science, Technology, and Society

Joanne Cohoon
Joanne Cohoon conducts nationwide empirical studies of gender and computing, including the influence of intervention efforts such as professional development for educators, consultant support for organizational change, engagement in volunteer computing, and mentoring programs for women in computing.


Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Virginia, May 2000
M.A. in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education, Columbia University, Teachers College, 1979
B.A. in Philosophy, Ramapo College of New Jersey, 1976

Research Areas

Technology and diversity in education, workforce, organizations, and entrepreneurship

Awards and Distinctions

In honor of Professor Cohoon’s life achievements, UVA CHARGE has established the Joanne McGrath Cohoon Enhancement Grant Program for women faculty in STEM.

The American Library Association’s Choice Magazine selected Cohoon, J. M. and Aspray W., Editors; 2006; Women and Information Technology: Research on Under-Representation; MIT Press as an Outstanding Academic Title of the year.

Recent Courses

STS 4500: STS and Engineering Practice