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Between Paradigms: Becoming A Pathological Optimist, Carol Isaac Aug 2017

Between Paradigms: Becoming A Pathological Optimist, Carol Isaac

The Qualitative Report

Using an autoethnographic poststructural lens, I examined my academic journey in becoming a qualitative methodologist. I integrated my mentor’s maxims such as, “the institution will not love you back,” “prisoner of your words,” “make plans; if they don’t work, make new plans,” “one has mentors and tormentors and both help shape us,” “ever the opportunist,” “strategic groveling,” “a mosaic approach to mentoring” and “just get naked.” Despite paradigmatic contradictions between my doctoral and postdoctoral experiences, I gained much from working between the polarities of the social science and biomedical discourse. In time, I became a “pathological optimist,” one ...


The Influence Of Mentorship And Role Models On University Women Leaders’ Career Paths To University Presidency, Lilian H. Hill, Celeste A. Wheat Aug 2017

The Influence Of Mentorship And Role Models On University Women Leaders’ Career Paths To University Presidency, Lilian H. Hill, Celeste A. Wheat

The Qualitative Report

While the literature concerning female administrators in higher education indicates the critical role that mentors and role models play in contributing to women’s professional advancement, the relationship between mentorship and women’s attainment of senior leadership positions including the college presidency remain underexplored. The purpose of this study was to explore how women in key-line administrative positions to the presidency (e.g., academic dean, vice president, chief academic officer) and women presidents understood the role of mentoring relationships and role models in their career paths to leadership. This study employed a postmodern feminist theoretical framework and a feminist qualitative ...


Race, Gender And Mentoring In Higher Education: A Metasynthesis, Deirdre Cobb-Roberts, Talia Esnard, Annie Unterreiner, Vonzell Agosto, Zorka Karanxha, Makini Beck, Ke Wu Dec 2016

Race, Gender And Mentoring In Higher Education: A Metasynthesis, Deirdre Cobb-Roberts, Talia Esnard, Annie Unterreiner, Vonzell Agosto, Zorka Karanxha, Makini Beck, Ke Wu

Deirdre Cobb-Roberts

This qualitative review presents a metasynthesis of the literature on mentoring among women faculty of color in
higher education, with specific attention to the strengths, weaknesses, and controversies in the literature; an examination that points to avenues for future research.


Race, Gender And Mentoring In Higher Education: A Metasynthesis, Deirdre Cobb-Roberts, Talia Esnard, Annie Unterreiner, Vonzell Agosto, Zorka Karanxha, Makini Beck, Ke Wu Dec 2016

Race, Gender And Mentoring In Higher Education: A Metasynthesis, Deirdre Cobb-Roberts, Talia Esnard, Annie Unterreiner, Vonzell Agosto, Zorka Karanxha, Makini Beck, Ke Wu

Vonzell Agosto

This qualitative review presents a metasynthesis of the literature on mentoring among women faculty of color in
higher education, with specific attention to the strengths, weaknesses, and controversies in the literature; an examination that points to avenues for future research.