Jane L. Lehr
Director of the Office of Student Research
Ph.D. Science & Technology Studies and Women’s Studies
Areas of Interest
- Critical Race, Feminist, Queer, and Decolonial Science & Technology Studies
- Science & Engineering Education
- Student Research Experiences: Access, Inclusion, Equity
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.
Parent, R.**, Kansky, N.*, & Lehr, J.L. (2016). Creating Community through Faculty Development to Support Inclusive Undergraduate Research Mentorship. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal, 9(2).
Chen, K., Schlemer, L., Lehr, J.L., Liptow, E.*, Duerr, J.**, Finger, H. & Cabanez, J.B.* (2016). PEEPS: Cultivating a Cohort of Supportive Engineering Students and Building a Support Team for Institutional Change. Conference Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education.
Lehr, J.L. (2015). Reaction: co-creating liberal studies in engineering program(s) – a perspective from Ethnic Studies, Women’s & Gender Studies, and Science & Technology Studies. Engineering Studies, 7(2-3): 123-125.
Lehr, J.L. (2015). Exploring the notion of the paradoxical in Tang Wee Teo’s “paradoxical positionality.” Cultural Studies of Science Education, 10(2): 403-409.
Lehr, J.L. & Haungs, M. (2015). Liberal Studies in Engineering Programs – Creating Space for Emergent & Individualized Pathways to Success for Women in Computing Disciplines. Conference Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education.
Lehr, J.L., DeTurris, D., Snelling, A.*, Tran, N.,* & Applegarth, L.* (2015). Learning from Senior-Level Engineering and Business Development Professionals to Create Globally Competent Engineers via On- and Off-Campus Activities. Conference Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education.
Lehr, J.L. (2014). Why social justice educators must engage science in all of our classrooms [revised and extended]. In K. Kumashiro & B. Ngo (Eds.), Innovations in Anti-Oppressive Educational Research and Practice: Five Conversations, 2nd edition (revised). New York: Peter Lang.
Basford, L., Fernsten, L., Lehr, J.L. & Lewis, J. (2014). Conversation: Contesting Authoritative Discourses [revised and extended]. In K. Kumashiro & B. Ngo (Eds.), Innovations in Anti-Oppressive Educational Research and Practice: Five Conversations, 2nd edition (revised). New York: Peter Lang.
Lehr, J.L., Finger, H. & Snelling, A.* (2014). When, Why, How, Who – Recruitment Lessons from First Year Engineering Students in the Millennial Generation. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education, Indianapolis, IN, Jun 15-18, 2014.
McVicker, W.*, Forrester, J.*, Gambin, T., Lehr, J.L., Wood, Z.J., Clark, C.M. (2012). Mapping and Visualizing Ancient Water Storage Systems with an ROV – An Approach Based on Fusing Stationary Scans within a Particle Filter. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2012), Guangzhou, China, December 11-13, 2012.
Lehr, J.L., Finger, H. & Kwang, B.* (2012). Survey of First Year Female Engineering Students at Cal Poly to Increase Recruitment and Retention. Proceedings of the Pacific Southwest Section of the American Society for Engineering Education, San Luis Obispo, CA, April 18-20, 2012.
Clark C.M., Hancke K., Xydes A.*, Hall K.*, Schreiber F.*, Klemme J.*, Lehr, J.L., Moline M.A. (2012). Estimation of Volumetric Oxygen Concentration in a Marine Environment with an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. Journal of Field Robotics: 1-16.
[Note for Lehr’s publications: * identifies an undergraduate student or a CSU STEM VISTA AmeriCorps Volunteer; ** identifies a non-faculty staff member at Cal Poly]
2016 Phenomenal Woman Award, Gender Equity Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
2016 Queer Student Union Faculty Member of the Year, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
2014 President’s Diversity Award (Faculty), California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA