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The Underrepresentation Of African American Women Faculty: A Phenomenological Study Exploring The Experiences Of Mcknight Doctoral Fellow Alumna Serving In The Professoriate, Dionne Jones Ferguson Jan 2013

The Underrepresentation Of African American Women Faculty: A Phenomenological Study Exploring The Experiences Of Mcknight Doctoral Fellow Alumna Serving In The Professoriate, Dionne Jones Ferguson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

While African American women have been participating in higher education for more than a century, they remain significantly underrepresented among college and university professors in America. This study was pursued in an attempt to address the underrepresentation of African American women faculty at public and private universities within the State of Florida. More importantly, the study aimed to examine the role of the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship program (MDFP) in assisting McKnight Doctoral Fellow alumna in doctoral degree attainment, preparing them for the professoriate and contributing toward their professional success. A phenomenological methodological approach was used for this study, which was ...


Living In A World With Eyeballs: How Women Make Meaning Of Body Image In The College Environment, Chrystal Ann Stanley Jan 2013

Living In A World With Eyeballs: How Women Make Meaning Of Body Image In The College Environment, Chrystal Ann Stanley

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Negative body image is pervasive among traditional, college-age women and takes a heavy toll on women's economic, personal, and political lives. Previous research has indicated that a large percentage of women hold negative views of their body. Women embarking on higher education are not exempt from these negative views. Conversely, college can pose challenges for women as they attempt to negotiate their academic, public, and personal identities.

While existing literature has provided insight regarding body-image issues among traditional-aged college women, little attention has been focused on the protective factors influencing body image. Addressing dissatisfaction with body image and identifying ...


Defining Moments Of Women Acuho-I Presidents, Lyn Redington Jan 2013

Defining Moments Of Women Acuho-I Presidents, Lyn Redington

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

The time has come to tell the stories of women who have served as president of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I). This qualitative study focused on three of the eleven women who were elected to this prestigious position. While there is a plethora of research about women in leadership positions, including those in academics, there is a paucity of information about women who have served as president of this specific association. This research includes stories of these women and provides information about their family backgrounds, career paths, personal and professional mentors, and defining moments they ...


Perceptions Of Mentoring: Examining The Experiences Of Women Superintendents In Georgia, Scarlett Copeland Jan 2013

Perceptions Of Mentoring: Examining The Experiences Of Women Superintendents In Georgia, Scarlett Copeland

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The number of women superintendents working in Georgia public schools exceeds the national average, but unfortunately, when compared to the number of men in the same position, women are not as well represented. This gap between female and male superintendents, and the reasons why this disparity exist, has been the subject of many research studies. One possible explanation for this phenomenon is a lack of mentoring for women superintendents.

This descriptive mixed methods study gathered both quantitative and qualitative data on the mentoring experiences of women superintendents in Georgia. The quantitative participants in this study included 39 women superintendent in ...