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Monica Gaughan

Monica Gaughan

Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Arizona State University
PO Box 872402
Tempe, AZ 85287-2402


  • Senior Global Futures Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Monica Gaughan grew up in Connecticut, raised by a father who was a college textbook editor and a mother who made more money cleaning houses than she could in any other pink collar job. Gaughan went to the New College of Florida where she earned a bachelor's (1989) in political science; her honors thesis was on whistleblowing about organizational wrongdoing. After working for a couple of years at a community mental health clinic, she earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University (1992); one of her criteria in choosing the program was not having to write another thesis. After working a couple of more years as a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Gaughan earned a master's (1997) and doctorate (1999) in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her master's thesis examined determinants of American women's marital timing, and her dissertation demonstrated gender differences in peer effects on adolescent binge drinking.

Gaughan has held academic appointments at Oglethorpe University (1999-2001), Georgia Institute of Technology (2002-2006), and the University of Georgia (2006-2013). She loves to travel near and far, has too many pets, and considers no day complete without reading fiction.


  • PhD, Sociology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1999
  • MA, Sociology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1997
  • MPA, Health Policy, Syracuse University, 1992
  • BA, Political Science, New College of Florida, 1989

Journal Articles


Jung, J., B. Bozeman and M. Gaughan. 2020. Fear in bureaucracy: Comparing public and private sector workers' expectations of punishment. Adminstration & Society 52(2):233-264. DOI: 10.1177/0095399718783647. (link )


Gaughan, M. and B. Bozeman. 2019. Institutionalized inequity in the USA: The case of postdoctoral researchers. Science and Public Policy 46(3):358-368. DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scy063. (link )

Jayawardhana, J., H. E. Bolton and M. Gaughan. 2019. The association between school tobacco control policies and youth smoking behavior. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine 26:658-664. DOI: 10.1007/s12529-019-09825-z. (link )

Wang, Q., J. Jung, B. Bozeman and M. Gaughan. 2019. Collaboration cosmopolitanism: What are the effects on the “overlooked majority” of scientists and engineers?. Higher Education 78:1011-1034. DOI: 10.1007/s10734-019-00385-5. (link )


Gaughan, M., J. Melkers and E. Welch. 2018. Differential social network effects on scholarly productivity. Science, Technology, & Human Values 43(3):570-599. DOI: 10.1177/0162243917735900. (link )


Jung, J., B. Bozeman and M. Gaughan. 2017. Impact of research collaboration cosmopolitanism on job satisfaction. Research Policy 46(10):1863-1872. DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2017.09.003. (link )


Gaughan, M. and B. Bozeman. 2016. Using the prisms of gender and rank to interpret research collaboration power dynamics. Social Studies of Science 46(4):536-558. DOI: 10.1177/0306312716652249. (link )


Bozeman, B. and M. Gaughan. 2015. Daring to lead: Bringing full diversity to academic science and engineering. Issues in Science and Technology 31(2):12-19. (link )

Bozeman, B., M. Gaughan, J. Youtie, C. P. Slade and H. Rimes. 2015. Research collaboration experiences, good and bad: Dispatches from the front lines. Science and Public Policy 43(2):226-244. DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scv035. (link )


Su, X. and M. Gaughan. 2014. Inclusion of women academics into American universities: Analysis of women status reports. Higher Education Policy 27(4):529-544. (link )


Bozeman, B., D. Fay and M. Gaughan. 2013. Power to do...what? Department heads' decision autonomy and strategic priorities. Research in Higher Education 54:3030-328. DOI: 10.1007/s11162-012-9270-7. (link )


Bozeman, B. and M. Gaughan. 2011. How do men and women differ in research collaborations? An analysis of the collaborative motives and strategies of academic researchers. Research Policy 40(10):1393-1402. DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2011.07.002. (link )

Bozeman, B. and M. Gaughan. 2011. Job satisfaction among university faculty: Individual, work, and institutional determinants. The Journal of Higher Education 83(2):154-186. DOI: 10.1080/00221546.2011.11779090. (link )

Gaughan, M. 2011. The hybridized nature of America's health care system: Medicare as a case of both market and public failure. International Journal of Public and Private Healthcare Management and Economics 1(3):53-63. DOI: 10.4018/ijpphme.2011070104. (link )

Gaughan, M., L. B. Gillman, P. Boumbulian, M. Davis and R. S. Galen. 2011. Building sustainable community partnerships into the structure of new academic public health schools and programs. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 17(4):350-353. DOI: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e318215965a. (link )


Gaughan, M. and E. A. Corley. 2010. Science faculty at US research universities: The impacts of university research center-affiliation and gender on industrial activities. Technovation 30(3):215-222. DOI: 10.1016/j.technovation.2009.12.001. (link )


Gaughan, M. M. 2009. Using the curriculum vitae for policy research: an evaluation of National Institutes of Health center and training support on career trajectories. Research Evaluation 18(2):117-124. DOI: 10.3152/095820209X441781. (link )


Bozeman, B. and M. Gaughan. 2007. Impacts of grants and contracts on academic researchers' interactions with industry. Research Policy 36(5):694-707. DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2007.01.007. (link )

Murphy, T. E., M. Gaughan, R. Hume and S. G. Moore, Jr. 2007. College graduation rates for minority students in a selective technical university: Will participation in a summer bridge program contribute to success?. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 32(1):70-83. DOI: 10.3102/0162373709360064. (link )


Gaughan, M. 2006. Institutional assessment of women in science: Introduction to the symposium. The Journal of Technology Transfer 31:307-310. DOI: 10.1007/s10961-006-7202-4. (link )

Gaughan, M. 2006. The gender structure of adolescent peer influence on drinking. Journal of Health and Social Behavior 37(1):47-61. DOI: 10.1177/002214650604700104. (link )


Corley, E. A. and M. Gaughan. 2005. Scientists' participation in university research centers: What are the gender differences?. The Journal of Technology Transfer 30(4):371-381. DOI: 10.1007/s10961-005-2582-4. (link )

Gaughan, M. 2005. Introduction to the symposium: Women in science. The Journal of Technology Transfer 30:339-342. DOI: 10.1007/s10961-005-2579-z. (link )


Gaughan, M. and S. Robin. 2004. National science training policy and early scientific careers in France and the United States. Research Policy 33(4):569-581. DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2004.01.005. (link )


Gaughan, M. M. 2002. Ethnography, demography and service-learning: Situating Lynwood Park. Critical Sociology 28(1-2):217-233. DOI: 10.1177/08969205020280011301. (link )

Gaughan, M. 2002. The substitution hypothesis: The impact of premarital liaisons and human capital on marital timing. Journal of Marriage and Family 64(2):407-419. DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2002.00407.x. (link )

Gaughan, M. and B. Bozeman. 2002. Using curriculum vitae to compare some impacts of NSF research grants with research center funding. Research Evaluation 11(1):17-26. DOI: 10.3152/147154402781776952. (link )


Bozeman, B., J. S. Dietz and M. M. Gaughan. 2001. Scientific and technical human capital: an alternative model for research evaluation. International Journal of Technology Management 22(7/8):716-740. DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2001.002988. (link )


Udry, J. R., M. M. Gaughan, P. J. Schwingl and B. J. van den Berg. 1996. A medical record linkage analysis of abortion underreporting. Family Planningb Perspectives 28(5):228-231. DOI: 0.2307/2135842. (link )

Book Chapters


Gaughan, M. and G. J. Michlig. 2017. Chapter 3. Reproductive health policy variability among the states over time: Implications of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 for health researchers. Pp. 37-50 In: Hoque, M. N., B. Pecotte and M. A. McGehee eds., Applied Demography and Public Health in the 21st Century. Springer. ISBN: 978-3-319-43688-3.


Gaughan, M. and X. Su. 2011. The status of faculty women report: Documenting gender health in American universities. In: Meyers, M. ed., Women in Higher Education: The Fight for Equity. Hampton Press. Cresskill, NJ.


Corley, E. A., B. Bozeman and M. M. Gaughan. 2003. Evaluating the impacts of grants on women scientists' careers: The curriculum vitae as a tool for research assessment. In: Shapira, P. and S. Kuhlmann eds., Learning from Science and Technology Policy Evaluation: Experiences from the United States and Europe. Edward Elgar. ISBN: 978 1 84064 875 .



Gaughan, M. M. and E. A. Corley. 2005. Scientists' participation in university research centers: What are the gender differences?. Presentation at the 28 September 2005 Advancing Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Technology Transfer Society Annual Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.


Corley, E. A., B. Bozeman and M. M. Gaughan. 2000. Constraints on the careers and productivity of women scientists: Implications for research policy. Presentation at the 2-4 November 2000 Twenty-Second Annual APPAM Research Conference, Doing and Using Public Policy Analysis and Management Research, Seattle, WA.