Women Administrators in Higher Education
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
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Shows the tenacious spirit and hard work of women administrators in their struggles to enhance opportunities for women on college campuses.
In this book Jana Nidiffer and Carolyn Terry Bashaw fill in the pieces of the story of the history of women in higher education as well as tackle contemporary topics such as the controversies surrounding women's education; the contributions of women religious and lay presidents and their use of power; the relationship of emergent leadership theory to women; the growth and development of deans of women; the role of women's professional organizations; and quandaries of provosts, physical educators, and student affairs professionals. The book illustrates the tenacious spirit and hard work of women administrators in their struggles to enhance opportunities for women on college campuses.
Contributors include R. Vivian Acosta, Carolyn Terry Bashaw, Cynthia Farr Brown, Linda Jean Carpenter, Candace Introcaso, Susan R. Jones, Susan R. Komives, Sharon A. McDade, Jana Nidiffer, Joan Paul, and Karen Doyle Walton.
Jana Nidiffer is Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the University of Michigan, the author of Pioneering Deans of Women: More than Wise and Pious Matrons, and the coauthor (with Arthur Levine) of Beating the Odds: How the Poor Get to College. Carolyn Terry Bashaw is Professor of History at Le Moyne College and the author of "Stalwart Women": A Historical Analysis of Deans of Women in the South.
"…build[s] on the growing body of work on gender and the history of higher education, inviting us to consider a more nuanced interpretation of the work of early pioneers and the sometimes unanticipated consequences of that work. " — History of Education Quarterly
"The most appealing aspect of this book is the authors' contention—and their organizing principle—that historians of women's higher education and practitioners in higher education have more to say to each other than is generally recognized. The effort to combine historical and practitioner scholarship in one volume is unique and thoughtful. " — Linda Eisenmann, editor of Historical Dictionary of Women's Education in the United States
"The impact of women administrators in higher education is an important topic and, when put into historical perspective, adds to our knowledge of women's role in shaping colleges and universities. " — Judith Glazer-Raymo, author of Shattering the Myths: Women in Academe