Researchers have noted that African American women are a triple jeopardy. They are discriminated against because of three aspects: class, race, and gender (Sanchez-Hucles & Davis, 2010). In terms of education, African American women have a long history of educating other individuals, even those outside of their race (Perkins, 2015), as well as being engaged in numerous organizations to build foundations in higher education (Mosley, 1980). Additionally, African American women are leading statistics in college and university enrollment, as well as graduation rates (Howard-Vital, 1989; In Higher Education Black Women, 1997). However, African American women suffer from disadvantages of the glass ceiling in reference to obtaining leadership positions at higher education institutions (Ransby, 2000). This research has explored the disadvantages for African American women in leadership. It has been guided by the overarching research question: what are the influences, barriers, and challenges for African American women in higher education leadership positions? The study will also explore the impact of support and empowerment in guiding the success of women of color in academe.
|Advisor:||Olivier, Dianne F.|
|Commitee:||Campbell, Kathleen, Montgomery, Paula|
|School:||University of Louisiana at Lafayette|
|School Location:||United States -- Louisiana|
|Source:||DAI-A 79/01(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||African American Studies, Black studies, Educational leadership, Womens studies, Higher education|
|Keywords:||African-American, Discrimination, Higher education, Leadership, Marginality, Superinvisible, Women educators|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be