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Frazier Benya

Senior Program Officer, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Dr. Benya is a Senior Program Officer at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and is part of the staff team that supports the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine. She oversees and manages the National Academies Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education and is responsible for the overall strategy and outcomes of the Action Collaborative. She recently served as the Study Director for the National Academies consensus study report Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2018). From 2011 to 2017, she worked with the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on projects related to improving and enhancing engineering ethics education and on analyzing the pathways engineers take from education to the workforce. Dr. Benya holds a B.A in Science, Technology and Society from the University of Puget Sound and an M.A. in Bioethics and a Ph.D. in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine from the University of Minnesota. She was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2017.

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Forum 55:

Sexual Harassment: Where It Thrives and How to Prevent and Address It within Higher Education

Frazier Benya

Held April 25, 2022

Includes video