New payroll data show that only eight women are among the top 100 highest-paid faculty members at the University of Florida.
The Independent Florida Alligator reports that the top woman earner at Florida earned $524,450 and the top male $984,759. Of the top 20 highest paid faculty, one is a woman.
Dr. Shahla Masood, a professor at the College of Medicine, is the fourth-highest paid female faculty member. She told the paper that several factors contribute, including that some female faculty members are fearful of speaking up and being ignored, criticized or retaliated against.
Florida State University in Tallahassee did better, boasting 26 women in the top 100 earners there.
UF spokeswoman Margot Winick says the administration is aware of the disparity and working to recruit a more diverse faculty.
Republished with permission of the Associated Press.