Pamela Bacon, Psychology
Prior research has shown differences in student's evaluations of male and female professors. This study was designed to examine if these gender differences occurred in mediocre professors. Participants read a mediocre female or male candidate's teaching philosophy and an evaluation by a colleague. They were then asked to evaluate the candidate. The materials were identical except for the gender of the candidate. It was predicted that mediocre female candidates would be punished to a greater extent than mediocre male candidates. No significant results were found - possibly due to a floor effect.
Besst, Stephanie M. and Humbert, Rebecca A., "Is a Mediocre Female Professor Evaluated More Negatively than a Mediocre Male Professor?" (2016). Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day. 82.