BS, Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder; PE
Professor Margaret Bailey, Ph.D., P.E. is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering within the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology. Appointments at RIT include the Founding Director of AdvanceRIT Program (2012-2020), the Co-Chair of the President’s Commission on Women (2007-2020), the inaugural Sr. Faculty Associate to the Provost for Women Faculty (2010 –2018), the Founding Director of WE@RIT (2004-2011) and the inaugural Kate Gleason Endowed Chair (2003-2009). Dr. Bailey is currently on sabbatical (2020-21) and typically teaches courses and conducts research related to Thermodynamics, engineering and public policy, engineering education, and gender in engineering and science.
Dr. Bailey serves as the Principal Investigator (PI) on several NSF funded efforts, including the RIT NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (2012-2019) which is a large-scale ($4M), multi-year university-level organizational transformation effort to increase the representation and advancement of women STEM faculty. The project has resulted in impactful new programs, practices, and policies as well as a new dedicated ADVANCE unit within the Office of the Provost.
Dr. Bailey is the co-author on an engineering textbook published through Wiley, Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, which is used worldwide in over 250 institutions. She is also co-editing a volume called Women in Mechanical Engineering - Energy and the Environment for inclusion within Springer’s Women in Engineering Series. Dr. Bailey is an author on over 85 peer-reviewed publications.
In the News
March 4, 2020
Michigan Players presents workshops about supporting students facing mental health issues
AdvanceRIT will host the Michigan Players for a workshop and interactive program about addressing the role faculty can play in influencing how mental health issues can be recognized and addressed.
October 31, 2019
To Close the STEM Gender Gap, We Have to Address the Hard Issues
Women 2.0 talks to Jeanne Christman, associate professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering Technology, and Margaret Bailey, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.