Myra H. Strober
Professor of Education

Myra Strober is a labor economist and Professor at the School of Education at Stanford University. She is also Professor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University (by courtesy). Myra’s research and consulting focus on gender issues at the workplace, work and family, and multidisciplinarity in higher education. She is the author of numerous articles on occupational segregation, women in the professions and management, the economics of childcare, feminist economics and the teaching of economics. Myra’s most recent book, co-authored with Agnes Chan, is The Road Winds Uphill All the Way: Gender, Work, and Family in the United States and Japan (1999). Her most recent articles are Habits of the Mind: Challenges for Multidisciplinary Engagement (forthcoming in Social Epistemology), and Feminist Economics: Implications for Education, in Martha Fineman and Terence Dougherty, (Eds.) Feminism Confronts Homo Economicus: Gender, Economics, and the Law. Cornell University Press, 2005.

Myra’s teaching includes the economics of higher education, gender and higher education, and work and family.


Myra was the founding director of the Stanford Center for Research on Women (now the Institute for Research on Women and Gender). She was also the first chair of the National Council for Research on Women, a consortium of about 65 U.S. centers for research on women. Now the Council has more than 100 member centers. Myra was President of the International Association for Feminist Economics, and Vice President of the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund (now Legal Momentum). She is an associate editor of Feminist Economics and a member of the Board of Trustees of Mills College.

Myra has consulted with several corporations on improved utilization of women in management and on work-family issues. She has also been an expert witness in cases involving the valuation of work in the home, sex discrimination, and sexual harassment.

At the School of Education, Myra is Director of the Joint Degree Program, a master’s program in which students receive both an MA in education and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business. In the past, Myra served as the Chair of the Program in Administration and Policy Analysis, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Acting Dean. Myra was on leave from Stanford for two years as the Program Officer in Higher Education at Atlantic Philanthropic Services (now Atlantic Philanthropies).

Myra holds a BS degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University, an MA in economics from Tufts University, and a Ph.D. in economics from MIT.

Last updated
November, 2005.