Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Year of Publication
Educational Policy Studies and Eval
Dr. Eric Thomas Weber
Dr. Kayla Johnson
In higher education, women’s trajectory into leadership positions is not equitable to men’s. The concerns with the scarcity of women in leadership positions, specifically deans, provosts, presidents, and board members, involve varying levels of gender biases, norms, and stereotypes, as well as expectations of representation. Gender biases and stereotypes remain ingrained in American societal structures and result in immoral consequences, injustice for colleges and universities, and diminished happiness of the participants within them. I will use philosophical inquiry to argue that greater representation of women in the leadership of higher education would lead to morally better outcomes for institutions and their stakeholders, in terms of democratic and inclusive values and overall happiness.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Mattingly Flynn, Kathryn, "The Moral Imperative to Include More Women in Leadership within Institutions of Higher Education" (2023). Theses and Dissertations--Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation. 94.