Women & Leadership in Higher Education Bookcover

Women & Leadership in Higher Education

Editors: Susan R. Madsen and Karen A. Longman (Information Age Publishing, 2014)

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Description: Women and Leadership in Higher Education is the first volume in the Women and Leadership: Research, Theory, and Practice series. The book links theory, research, and practice of women's leadership in various higher education contexts and offers suggestions for future leadership development strategies. This volume focuses on the field of higher education, particularly within the context of the United States—a sector that serves a majority of students at all degree levels who are women, yet lacks parity by women in senior leadership roles.

The book's fifteen chapters present both hard facts regarding the current demographic realities within higher education and fresh thinking about how progress can and must be made in order for U.S. higher education to benefit from the perspectives of women at the senior leadership table. The book's opening section provides data and analysis in addressing "The State of Women and Leadership in Higher Education"; the second section offers descriptions of three effective models for women's leadership development at the national and institutional levels; the third section draws from recent research to present "Women's Experiences and Contributions in Higher Education Leadership." The book concludes with five shorter chapters written by current and former college and university presidents who offer "Lessons from the Trenches" for the benefit of those who follow. In short, the thesis of the book is that our world is changing; higher education collectively, as well as institutions of all types, must change. Bringing more women into leadership is critical to the goal of moving our society and world forward in healthier ways.

About the Co-Editors:

Susan R. Madsen is the Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University. She has been heavily involved for the last decade in researching the lifetime development of prominent women leaders and has two books published on her interviews with women university presidents, U.S. governors, and international leaders.

Karen Longman is professor and program director of the doctoral higher education programs at Azusa Pacific University, currently serving 100+ students from across North America and around the world. She has directed a series of Women's Leadership Development Institutes and Women's Advanced Leadership Institutes since 1998.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Warren G. Bennis

Introduction: Karen A. Longman & Susan R. Madsen

PART I: THE STATE OF WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION

  1. Benchmarking Women's Leadership in Academia and Beyond – Lynn M. Gangone & Tiffani Lennon
  2. Women at the Top: The Pipeline Reconsidered – Barbara Kellerman & Deborah L. Rhode
  3. Leadership Out Front and Behind the Scenes: Young Women's Ambitions for Leadership Today – Nannerl O. Keohane

PART II: STRATEGIES FOR WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT 

  1. American Council on Education's IDEALS for Women Leaders: Identify, Develop, Encourage, Advance, Link and Support – Leah Witcher Jackson Teague & Kim Bobby
  2. HERS at 50: Curriculum and Connections for Empowering the Next Generation of women Leaders in Higher Education – Judith S. White
  3. Developing Women's Leadership: An Innovative and Unique Approach to Raising Leadership Capacity – Lorri L. Sulpizio

PART THREE: Women's Experiences and Contributions in Higher Education Leadership  

  1. Women's Contributions to Leadership and the Road Ahead – Adrianna Kezar
  2. Approaches of Women Leaders in Higher Education: Navigating Adversity, Barriers, and Obstacles – Amy B. Diehl
  3. Women Leaders, Authenticity, and Higher Education: Convictions and Contradictions – Rita A. Gardiner
  4. Madame President: Gender's Impact in the Presidential Suite – Mary L. Bucklin

PART IV: Lessons From the Trenches: Perspectives from Female Presidents

  1. Leadership Legitimacy, Managed Authenticity, and Emotional Stability: Keys to a Successful Presidency – Rita Bornstein
  2. Docs, Jocks, and Other Wildlife, The Challenges and Potential for Women Leaders in the 21st Century Public Research University – Ann Weaver Hart
  3. Twenty-First Century Presidents Must Work With Multiple Stakeholders and Be Agents of Change – Sherry H. Penney
  4. No Te Dejes: Giving Voice to Issues That Choose You – Juliet Garcia
  5. Grounded – Karen Holbrook

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