A Wiki to Help Diversify a Discipline

A Wiki to Help Diversify a Discipline 1

Sarah Bones for The Chronicle

Amanda Bayer, an economist at Swarthmore College, started a wiki that describes teaching techniques that can help minority students succeed.

A Swarthmore College professor has created a wiki for economists who want to make the field more welcoming to women and minority students.

"Imagine how much richer our profession might be, and even how different government policies might be, if more of our ranks were women or black or Latino or from some other underrepresented groups," says Amanda Bayer, an associate professor of economics at Swarthmore.

The wiki is called