Women Administrators in Higher Education: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

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Jana Nidiffer, Carolyn Terry Bashaw
State University of New York Press, Jan 4, 2001 - Education - 299 pages
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.

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About the author (2001)

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.

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