At least, he would were it possible for anyone to deserve such a thing on the basis of their actions alone. Probably most of you have already seen this, but just in case...Working together with two students, Toni Adleberg and Morgan Thompson, Eddy has gathered some data on a really important topic: why women are so badly underrepresented in philosophy (especially in comparison to other discipline). The data mainly concerns when women leave. The really cool thing is how they are going to test the hypothesis they have generated on the basis of the data.
The hypothesis is that women leave (in part) because they don't feel that the material is relevant to them and don't feel like they're able to succeed. Eddy and co hypothesise that the low proportion of female authors of texts on the syllabus might be playing a role in producing this alienation. They find that the proportion of female authors partially mediates alienation. To properly test a hypothesis you need to move from correlation to causation, of course, and that requires manipulating a variable. The obvious variable to tweak is the proportion of female authors on the syllabus.With the backing of GSU, from this fall graduate instructors will use syllabi with at least 20% female authors, which is double the current number.
Story here. Kudos to Eddy, Toni and Morgan, and to GSU.