Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Higher Education Leadership, 1st Edition

  • Heidi L. Schnackenberg
  • Denise A. Simard
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  • ISBN-10: 1522570578
  • ISBN-13: 9781522570578
  • DDC: 378.0082
  • 353 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Gender studies in the professional realm has long been a heavily researched field, with many feminist texts studying topics including the wage gap and family life. However, female administration in higher education remains largely understudied, particularly on the influence of personal, professional, and societal factors on women. There is a need for studies on how gender intersects with multiple dimensions of women leaders’ personhoods to inform women’s career path experiences and leadership aspirations. This pivotal reference source provides vital research on the challenges, issues, strategies, and solutions associated with diverse leadership, highlights educational administration, leader mentorship, and professional promotion, and explores evidence-based professional practice for women who are in or seeking positions of leadership. For educators, administrators, researchers, academicians, scholars, policymakers, students and pre-service teachers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) Book Series.
Titles in This Series.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Innovative Approaches to Traditional Mentoring Practices of Women in Higher Education.
2: Mentoring Female Leaders at Multiple Levels in One Higher Education Institution.
3: Motherscholar: MotherLeader.
4: Women in Higher Education Leadership: Exploring the Intersections of Race and Gender.
5: Interlocking Systems of Oppression: Women Navigating Higher Education Leadership.
6: The “Double-Whammy” of Being Black and a Woman in Higher Education Leadership.
7: Challenges for Asian American and Immigrant Asian Women in the U.S. Higher Education Administration.
8: The Challenges and Responsibilities of White Women in Leadership: Strategies for Interrogating Whiteness in Higher Education.
9: An Unlikely School Leader: Experiences of an Introverted Woman.
10: Holding out for a Hero: Leadership Discourse in College and University Presidential Job Postings in a 20–Year Span.
11: Women's Leadership Aspirations and Career Paths in Higher Education: Influence of Personal Factors.
12: Successful Women Leaders: The Convergence of Personal and Professional Promotion.
13: Women in Higher Education Leadership: Challenges Are Many While Opportunities Are Few.
14: Women Community College Faculty Members: Current and Future Pathways to Leadership.
15: Women and Technology: Disrupting Leadership in Engineering Education.
16: Women Leaders Evolution in Our Society from the Perspective of a Son of a Women Leader.
17: Women in Leadership: Summary for Success.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.