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Junctures in Women's Leadership: Higher Education
edited by Carmen Twillie Ambar, Carol T. Christ and Michele Ozumba
contributions by Marilyn Schuster, Carol T. Christ, Karen Stubaus, Jacquelyn Sue Litt, Elizabeth Kiss, Maureen Mahoney, Leslee Ann Fisher, Carmen Twillie Ambar, Karen Lawrence, Patricia Pelfrey, Michele Ozumba and Susan Bourque
Rutgers University Press, 2020
Cloth: 978-0-8135-8622-9 | eISBN: 978-0-8135-8624-3 | Paper: 978-0-8135-8621-2
Library of Congress Classification LB2341.J85 2020
Dewey Decimal Classification 378.101082

Junctures in Women's Leadership: Higher Education illuminates the careers of twelve women leaders whose experiences reveal the complexities of contemporary academic leadership through the intersection of gender, race, and institutional culture. The chapters combine interviews and research to create distinct case studies that identify the obstacles that challenged each woman's leadership, and the strategies deployed to bring about resolution. The research presented in this volume reveals not only theoretical factors of academic leadership, but also real time dynamics that give the reader deeper insights into the multiple stakeholders and situations that require nimble, relationship-based leadership, in addition to intellectual competency. With chapters written by many of today's leading women in higher education, this book brings into sharp focus the unique attributes of women leaders in the academy and adds a new dimension of analysis to the field of women’s leadership studies. Women leaders interviewed in this volume include Bernice Sandler, Juliet Villarreal García, and Johnnetta Betsch Cole.
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