Found 120 articles

  • New Book Places African‐American Midwives in U.S. History

    • Apr 2, 2019
    • Lois Elfman
    When Jenny M. Luke was studying for a master's degree in history, she decided to explore a subject that had intrigued her when she first came to th...
  • Navigating (or Not) the Tightrope

    • Mar 1, 2019
    • Kelly J. Baker
    Over a month ago, I was speaking to a colleague about a scholarly organization for which we have both volunteered our effort and time. For years, s...
  • Finding Fulfilling Work With Beyond the Professoriate

    • Mar 1, 2019
    • Karen Ray Costa
    Dr. Jennifer Polk, the co‐founder of Beyond the Professoriate, a company that provides career advice and support services to PhDs, wasn't always cl...
  • Pratt‐Clarke Creates Sustainable Institutional Transformation

    • Mar 1, 2019
    • Lois Elfman
    As Bennett College NC, a historically black women's college, faced the threat of losing its accreditation, Dr. Menah Pratt‐Clarke , VP for strategi...
  • The Productivity Trap

    • Feb 1, 2019
    • Kelly J. Baker
    In late 2018, I had to stow away my pink planner in a place I couldn't actually see it. I had to remove it from my office, and it's now lost in my ...
  • Ryan's Research Fosters Family Acceptance

    • Feb 1, 2019
    • Lois Elfman
    For the past four decades, Dr. Caitlin Ryan has pioneered research related to LGBTQ health and mental health. A clinical social worker with a docto...
  • Campaigning for Success

    • Feb 1, 2019
    • Mary Lou Santovec
    Luck really has nothing to do with where Michele Siqueiros is today. It was hard work, “really good teachers” and a group of UCLA college students ...
  • Learned Societies Need Anti‐Harassment Policies

    • Jan 4, 2019
    • Kelly J. Baker
    I attended the American Academy of Religion (AAR) annual conference for the first time in 2003, as a grad student. A colleague and I, both young wh...
  • Stay Mad

    • Jan 4, 2019
    • Kelly J. Baker
    As a new year begins, I can't help but evaluate the year before, and 2018, for so many reasons, was a dumpster fire. It was a year I already wanted...
  • How I (Sort of) Broke Up With My Phone

    • Jan 4, 2019
    • Karen Costa
    For the past couple of years, I've grown increasingly concerned about my relationship with my phone. To begin, the fact that I'm describing it as a...
  • Feminist Resolutions for the New Year

    • Jan 4, 2019
    • Kelly J. Baker
    New Year's resolutions exist to tell us there's something wrong with who we are now.
  • Learning to Slack

    • Dec 3, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    I am a recovering perfectionist. OK, that's not entirely true. I'm a perfectionist who is working against these tendencies. My desire for things to...
  • We've Been Tolerating Bretts—But Not Anymore

    • Dec 3, 2018
    • Katie Rose Guest Pryal
    I went to college with Brett Kavanaugh. No, not really. He's a lot older than me. Plus, he went to Yale University CT, and I went to Duke Universit...
  • No Playbook, No Problem

    • Dec 3, 2018
    • Karen Costa
    Churchill: “We created a space for these women from all over the world to tell their stories.”
  • Believe Women

    • Nov 1, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    On my desk is one of those clichéd felt boards with white plastic letters graced with inspirational quotes. Right now, my board reads, “Your silenc...
  • Women Also Know History, So Ask Them About It

    • Nov 1, 2018
    • Mary Lou Santovec
    Data from the American Historical Society show that women now earn one‐half of the degrees awarded in history. But the discipline still has an outs...
  • Sound Thinking NYC Addresses Issues of Gender Equity in the Music Business

    • Nov 1, 2018
    • Lois Elfman
    Designed by Dr. Jeanne Houck , Sound Thinking NYC debuted in July 2018 with a cohort of 39 New York City 11th and 12th graders, selected from appli...
  • Barnard College Acquires Ntozake Shange Archive

    • Oct 30, 2018
    • Lois Elfman
    All of us at Women in Higher Education were saddened to learn that Dr. Ntozake Shange died on October 28th at the age of 70. We mourn her loss. To ...
  • “Safety Lights Are for Dudes”

    • Oct 3, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    Recently, my children asked to watch the original Ghostbusters (1984) because they both love the Ghostbusters reboot from two years ago. My kids re...
  • Facing Their Fears: Helping Students Overcome the “College Fear Factor”

    • Oct 3, 2018
    • Karen Costa
    There is a popular belief in higher education that goes something like this: If students are not succeeding in college, it is due to their own lack...