BLACK WOMEN IN ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP: Refections of One Department Chair’s Journey in Engineering

Meseret F. Hailu, Monica F. Cox

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Abstract

In this chapter, the authors offer a distinct contribution to the literature on higher education leadership by shining a light on a specific discipline (engineering education) and how one Black woman leader’s narrative illuminates some of the challenges and possible opportunities for reforming pathways in academic leadership. Authors engage collaborative counter-narrative essays as their primary methodological approach through the lens of intersectionality as a theoretical framework. Reflections consist of four themes: (1) a performance review test, (2) an approach to ethical decision-making, (3) the challenges of not being able to select members of her administrative team, and (4) code-switching.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBlack Feminist Epistemology, Research, and Praxis
Subtitle of host publicationNarratives in and through the Academy
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages177-188
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781000640649
ISBN (Print)9781032026381
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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