Scholarly work on leadership, both inside and outside the academy, has been male-centric, in that it most often has been conducted by men and focused on male leaders. As a result, male behaviors and characteristics in leadership roles have been the standard against which women leaders are assessed. Reflection research is employed in this article to examine the leadership experiences of three women higher education administrators in order to provide insight into women’s behaviors as academic leaders. The insights gained will help us understand how women navigate the male-centric realm of higher education administration, and can provide guidance for women in academic leadership positions and to those who aspire to academic leadership.
Dunn, Dana; Gerlach, Jeanne M.; and Hyle, Adrienne E.
"Gender and Leadership: Reflections of Women in Higher Education Administration,"
International Journal of Leadership and Change: Vol. 2
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijlc/vol2/iss1/2