MEGUMI WATANABE

Last Updated :2024/05/09

Affiliations, Positions
Office of University Strategy, Associate Professor
E-mail
megumiwhiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
In the HU Office of University Strategy, I strive to support the development and implementation of data-informed strategies. I also conduct research to promote gender equity among faculty in higher education institutions.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2023, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Sociology, Adjunct Faculty Member
  • 2019, Arizona State University, Center for Organization Research and Design (CORD), CORD Fellow
  • 2018, 2023, Hiroshima University, Office of University Strategy, Associate Professor / Lecturer
  • 2016, 2022, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Sociology, Adjunct Research Assistant Professor
  • 2016, 2018, Hiroshima University, Office of Global Initiatives, University Education Administrator (UEA)

Educational Backgrounds

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph.D. Program, Sociology, USA, 2010, 2015
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.A. Program, Sociology, USA, 2008, 2010
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.A. Program, Sociology, USA, 2003, 2007

Academic Degrees

  • M.A. (Sociology), University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Ph.D. (Sociology with a Minor in Survey Research and Methodology), University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Keywords

  • Family Sociology; Survey Methodology; Gender; Higher Education; Social Networks

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Family Diversity I
  2. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Family Diversity II

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Toward Synergies Between Peace and Sustainability: Using Institutional Research Data to Explore the Diversity of Participants in SDG-Related Research, Bridging Peace and Sustainability Amidst Global Transformations, 11-29, 2023
  2. Gender, Type of Higher Education Institution, and Faculty Work-Life Integration in the United States, Community, Work & Family, 25(4), 444-463, 2022
  3. Network Marginalization of Women in STEM: A Case in Academia, Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 26(2), 157-177, 2020
  4. A Comparison of Full and Quasi Filters for Autobiographical Questions, Field Methods, 30(4), 371-385, 2018
  5. Workplace Faculty Friendships and Work-Family Culture, Innovative Higher Education, 42(2), 113-125, 2017
  6. Social isolation, survey nonresponse, and nonresponse bias: An empirical evaluation using social network data within an organization, Social Science Research, 63, 324-338, 2017
  7. Individual-Based English Target Scores: A New Initiative to Encourage Continuous Language Learning among Students, Reviews in Higher Education, 137, 95-115, 2017
  8. A Demands and Resources Approach to Understanding Faculty Turnover Intentions Due to Work–Family Balance, Journal of Family Issues, 37(3), 393-415, 2016
  9. Saint-Simon and Nouveau Christianisme in Japan, Sociological Origins, 6(2), 103-108, 2010

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Sense of Belonging and Perceptions of Campus Climate for Diversity and Inclusiveness Among Japanese College Students: Differences by Social Class, Watanabe, Megumi, 2023 SERU Symposium, 2023/06, Without Invitation, English, University of California, Berkeley
  2. Toward Synergies between Peace and Sustainability: Using Institutional Research Data to Explore the Diversity of Participants in SDGs-related Research, Watanabe, Megumi, Network for Education and Research on Peace and Sustainability, 2023/02, Without Invitation, English, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand (Virtual Participation)
  3. Barriers to International Research: A Study of Women Faculty at a Japanese University, Watanabe, Megumi, American Sociological Association, 2022/08, Without Invitation, English, American Sociological Association, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  4. Gender and Engagement in Domestic and International Research: Stories of University Faculty in Japan, Watanabe, Megumi, Sociologists for Women in Society, 2021/07, Without Invitation, English, Virtual Meeting
  5. Toward the Development of New Survey Questions about Dependents: An Exploratory Study Inspired by the Responsibilities for Dependents (RFD) Scale, Watanabe, Megumi, Japan Society of Family Sociology, 2018/09, Without Invitation, English, Tokyo, Japan
  6. A Comparison of Full and Quasi Filter Formats for Behavioral Questions, Watanabe, Megumi; Olson, Kristen; Smyth, Jolene D, Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, 2015, Without Invitation, English, Chicago, IL, USA
  7. Gender Difference in Network Homophily by Parental Status among Faculty at a Research Intensive University, Watanabe, Megumi; Falci, Christina, XVIII International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology, 2014, Without Invitation, English, Yokohama, Japan
  8. Work-Life Initiatives, Work Culture, and Perceived Family-Friendliness: An Example Integration of Research with Evaluation, Watanabe, Megumi; Anderson-Knott, Mindy, Midwest Sociological Society, 2014, Without Invitation, English, Omaha, NE, USA
  9. Integration within Departmental Informal Network across Faculty Parental Status, Watanabe, Megumi, Japan Society of Family Sociology, 2013, Without Invitation, Japanese, Shizuoka, Japan
  10. Faculty Turnover Intentions Specific to Work-Family Balance: A Demands and Resources Approach, Watanabe, Megumi; Falci, Christina, American Sociological Association, 2013, Without Invitation, English, New York, NY, USA
  11. Social Isolation and Survey Nonresponse: An Empirical Evaluation Using Social Network Data, Watanabe, Megumi; Olson, Kristen; Falci, Christina, American Association for Public Opinion Research, 2013, Without Invitation, English, Boston, MA, USA
  12. Gender Difference in Work-Life Balance among Faculty: Work- and Family-Related Factors and the Role of Disciplines, Watanabe, Megumi, Sociologists for Women in Society, 2013, Without Invitation, English, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM, USA
  13. The Network Structure of Academic Departments and Climate Perceptions, Watanabe, Megumi; McQuillan, Julia; Falci, Christina, International Network for Social Network (Sunbelt XXXII), 2012, Without Invitation, English, Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  14. Faculty Member's Network Position and Climate Perceptions, Falci, Christina; Watanabe, Megumi, International Network for Social Network (Sunbelt XXXII), 2012, Without Invitation, English, Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  15. Department Climate and Faculty Job Satisfaction in STEM Disciplines: Differences by Race and Gender, Watanabe, Megumi; Falci, Christina, American Sociological Association, 2011, Without Invitation, English, Las Vegas, NV, USA
  16. Network Diversity, Climate and Productivity by Gender and Race, Falci, Christina; Watanabe, Megumi, NSF ADVANCE Conference, 2010, With Invitation, English, Washington, D.C., USA
  17. Gender Differences in Organizational Commitment: The Influence of Network Integration and Work-Family Balance, Watanabe, Megumi, Midwest Sociological Society, 2010, Without Invitation, English, Chicago, IL, USA

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. KAKENHI (Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists), Integration and career advancement of international faculty: An intersectionality approach, 2023, 2025
  2. KAKENHI (Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists), A study of glass fences that prevent women researchers from doing international research (cases in Japanese universities), 2020, 2023