Lillian Moller Gilbreth

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Lillian Moller Gilbreth (May 24, 1878 - January 2, 1972) was one of the first working female engineers holding a PhD. She and her husband Frank Bunker Gilbreth were pioneers in the field of industrial engineering. Their interest in time studies, etc. may have had something to do with the fact that they had an extremely large family. The books Cheaper By The Dozen and Belles on Their Toes are the story of their family life... and they did indeed have twelve children. In 1984, the United States Postal Service issued a stamp in her honor.

  • Gilbreth, Lillian, As I Remember: An Autobiography, Engineering & Management Press, 1998, ISBN 0898061865
  • Lancaster, Jane, Making Time: Lillian Moller Gilbreth, A Life Beyond "Cheaper by the Dozen", Northeastern University Press, 2004, ISBN 1555536123
  • Graham, Laurel D. 1994. "Critical Biography Without Subjects and Objects: An Encounter with Dr. Lillian Moller Gilbreth," The Sociological Quarterly 35:621-643.
  • Sullivan, Sherry. 1995. "Management's Unsung Theorist: An Examination of the Works of Lillian M. Gilbreth," Biography 18: 31-41.
  • Yost, Edna. 1943. "Lillian Moller Gilbreth," in American Women in Science. Philadelphia: Frederick A. Stokes.
  • Lancaster, Jane. "O Pioneer," Brown Alumni Monthly 96(5) February 1996. online (http://brownalumnimagazine.com/storydetail.cfm?Id=541)
  • online bio (http://www.sdsc.edu/ScienceWomen/gilbreth.html)

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