- Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles, 1994
- B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1990
Awards, Honors, Fellowships
- Fellow, Sudikoff Family Institute for Education & New Media - 2008-09
- University Scholar-in-Residence Award, American Association of University Women, 2005-2007
- Early Career Scholar Award, Association for the Study of Higher Education, November 1999
Teaching and Research Interests
Gender differences in college student development, specifically how institutional characteristics, peer and faculty environments, and forms of student involvement may differentially affect male and female college students. Women in higher education, student development, undergraduate science education, single-sex education, higher education assessment.
Sax, L. J. (2008). The Gender Gap in College: Maximizing the Developmental Potential of Women and Men. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Sax, L. J., Riggers-Piehl, T. & Eagan, M.K. (2013). The Role of Single-Sex Education in the Academic Engagement of College-Bound Women: A Multilevel Analysis. Teachers College Record, 115: 1-27.
Sax, L. J., Shapiro, C. A. & Eagan, M. K. (2011). Promoting Mathematical and Computer Self-Concept among Female College Students: Is there a Role of Single-Sex Secondary Education? Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 17(4): 325-355.
Shapiro, C. and Sax, L. J. (2011.) Major Selection and Persistence for Women in STEM. New Directions for Institutional Research, 152: 5-18.
Kim, Y. K. and Sax, L. J. (2011.) Are the Effects of Student-Faculty Interaction Dependent on Academic Major? An Examination Using Multilevel Modeling. Research in Higher Education, 52 (6): 589-615.
Sax, L. J. & Wartman, K. L. (2010). Studying the Impact of Parental Involvement on College Student Development: A Review and Agenda for Research. In John C. Smart (Ed.), Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research, 25: 219-250.
Kim, Y. K. & Sax, L. J. (2009.) Student-faculty interaction in research universities: Differences by student gender, race, income, and first-generation status. Research in Higher Education, 50(4), 437-459.
Sax, L. J. & Arms, E. (2008). Gender Difference Over the Span of College: Challenges to Achieving Equity. Journal About Women in Higher Education, 1: 23-48.
Sax, L. J. (2007). College Women Still Face Many Obstacles in Reaching their Full Potential. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 54 (5): B46.
Sax, L. J. & Harper, C. (2007). Origins of the Gender Gap: Pre-College and College Influences on the Differences between Men and Women.Research in Higher Education, 48 (6): 669-694.
Sax, L. J. & Bryant, A. N. (2006). The Impact of College on Sex-Atypical Career Choices of Men and Women. The Journal of Vocational Behavior, 68: 52-63.
Sax, L. J., Bryant, A. N., & Harper, C. (2005). The Differential Effects of Student-Faculty Interaction on College Outcomes for Women and Men. The Journal of College Student Development, 46 (6): 642-659.
Sax, L. J., Bryant, A. N., & Gilmartin, S. K. (2004). A Longitudinal Investigation of Emotional Health Among Male and Female First-year College Students. Journal of the First Year Experience and Students in Transition, 16(2): 39-65.