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Jane L. Lehr

Jane Lehr

Director of the Office of Student Research


Ph.D. Science & Technology Studies and Women’s Studies

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Areas of Interest

  • Critical Race, Feminist, Queer, and Decolonial Science & Technology Studies
  • Science & Engineering Education
  • Student Research Experiences: Access, Inclusion, Equity

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About Jane L. Lehr

Dr. Jane L. Lehr is the Director of the Office of Student Research and Professor in Ethnic Studies and Women’s, Gender & Queer Studies at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She is also Director of the CSU Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Student Participation (LSAMP) in STEM Program at Cal Poly and affiliated faculty in the Center for Engineering, Science & Mathematics Education (CESAME); the department of Computer Science & Software Engineering; and the Science, Technology & Society Program.

Dr. Lehr previously served as elected co-chair of the Science & Technology Taskforce of the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA), and as a Postdoctoral Research Officer at the Centre for Informal Learning and Schools (CILS) at King's College, University of London.

Her graduate training is in Science & Technology Studies and Women's Studies at Virginia Tech and her teaching and research focus primarily on the complex relationships between gender, race, culture, science, technology, and education. She teaches multiple courses in ES, including ES/WGS 345: Queer Ethnic Studies, ES/WGS 350: Gender, Race, Culture, Science & Technology and ES/WGS 351: Gender, Race, Class, Nation – Global Engineering, Technology & Development. 

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