Award Date

5-1-2022

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Teaching and Learning

First Committee Member

Christine Clark

Second Committee Member

Norma Marrun

Third Committee Member

Kenneth Varner

Fourth Committee Member

Blanca Rincon

Fifth Committee Member

Federick Ngo

Number of Pages

174

Abstract

This research study sought to examine the experiences of women university presidents. Despite the universal call for the diversification of higher education leadership, women are significantly underrepresented in the seat of the university presidency as higher rank university leadership positions are overwhelmingly occupied by white males. By interviewing women university presidents from diverse backgrounds and from different institutions, this instrumental case study examined their unique experiences. This study utilized two critical theoretical concepts to guide the study: intersectionality and gendered organizations theory.

Keywords

double bind; gender bias; gendered leadership; intersectionality; women in higher education; women in leadership

Disciplines

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Education

File Format

pdf

File Size

1367 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

Rights

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