Found 221 articles

  • Habari Gani: Who Gets to Be the Expert?

    • Apr 2, 2022
    • Autumn A. Arnett
    April 3 marks the 72nd anniversary of the death of Carter G. Woodson, who is known as the father of Black history and the man who founded “Negro Hi...
  • It's Coming from Inside the House

    • Mar 31, 2022
    • Dr. Constance Bailey, Ph.D.
    Law professor Kimberlé Crenshaw’s articulation of intersectionality paved the road that many Black women scholars like myself have traveled. While ...
  • Realizing 'the Democratic Potential of Community College'

    • Mar 31, 2022
    • Lois Elfman
    “Every day I am more and more amazed by the democratic potential of community college,” says Dr. Carolina Chaves-O’Flynn, assistant professor of Sp...
  • Catalyzing Real-World Change

    • Feb 28, 2022
    • Lois Elfman
    Dr. Vanessa Carlisle is an educator, author and coach. Her newest novel, Take Me with You, reflects complex dynamics about sexuality and incorporat...
  • WIHE Interview: Dr. Judy Sakaki

    • Feb 28, 2022
    • Dr. Lisa Mednick Takami, Ed.D.
    Dr. Judy Sakaki was appointed President of Sonoma State University in July 2016. She is the nation’s first Japanese American woman to serve as pres...
  • Habari Gani: Is This Thing On?

    • Feb 28, 2022
    • Autumn A. Arnett
    “Habari Gani” is swahili for “What’s the news?” It’s a greeting. It’s like “What’s going on?” During Kwanzaa celebrations, it’s used as an upbeat “...
  • Taking a Leap

    • Jan 28, 2022
    • Kelly J. Baker
    This is my last column as editor of this newsletter. This might come as a surprise or not. After all, I have written about the temptation to quit m...
  • White Works for Greater Access and Affordability

    • Jan 28, 2022
    • Lois Elfman
    Assuming the presidency of a university during a pandemic brought challenges for which there was no playbook, but Dr. Lori S. White , the 21st pres...
  • The Pandemic Makes the Second Shift Visible

    • Jan 27, 2022
    • Dr. Dana M. Malone
    As an independent scholar, I have years of experience anxiously maintaining my professional performance on screen and over calls, so as to not aler...
  • New Dean of Nursing at UNC-Greensboro Wants to Make a Difference

    • Jan 18, 2022
    • Mary Lou Santovec
    Growing up in southern Virginia, Dr. Debra Barksdale didn't know she was poor. She learned to read and write by copying text off canned goods becau...
  • “If You Never Bleed, You're Never Gonna Grow.”

    • Jan 3, 2022
    • Kelly J. Baker
    Two things happened to me in 2021, which feel more important than all of the rest. I turned 41 and lost my dad within the span of a month. During t...
  • Gender and Building Pedagogies on Care

    • Jan 3, 2022
    • Dr. Karr͘a Shimabukuro
    I am a white, heavily tattooed, queer and autistic woman. Over my 20-year teaching career, I have been told that I am too loud, too direct, too opi...
  • New Insights into Women's History

    • Jan 3, 2022
    • Lois Elfman
    As the centennial of the 19th amendment—which brought women the right to vote—approached, scholars and advocates became outspoken about conspicuous...
  • No Space to Grieve

    • Dec 1, 2021
    • Kelly J. Baker
    My dad died two months ago after a four-year battle with stage 4 brain and lung cancer. We knew it was coming. That didn’t make it any easier. Love...
  • Art Imitates Life in Netflix’s The Chair

    • Dec 1, 2021
    • Tiffany Pennamon
    When Netflix released its comedy-drama series The Chair in August, I saw it as a necessary, but complicated win for the English field. While the sh...
  • WIHE Interview: Dr. Mildred García

    • Dec 1, 2021
    • Lisa Mednick Takami
    Dr. Mildred García assumed the presidency of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in January 2018. Previously, she s...
  • How Panethnic Students Negotiate Their Identities in an Institutional Context

    • Nov 22, 2021
    • Lois Elfman
    Dr. Yung-Yi Diana Pan , associate professor of sociology at Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York (CUNY), has been navigating t...
  • Educating during Catastrophes

    • Nov 1, 2021
    • Kelly J. Baker
    There are two news stories that I can't get out of my head. They've haunted me ever since I first read them. One is about the pandemic. The other i...
  • Designing for the New Normal

    • Nov 1, 2021
    • Lee Skallerup Bessette
    Our campus is entirely in person this fall. We required everyone on campus (faculty, students and staff) to be fully vaccinated. We have a mask man...
  • This Is How We Do It Now

    • Nov 1, 2021
    • Heather Chenette, Michelle Marincel Payne, Manda Riehl, Kay C Dee and Ella Ingram
    At various stages in the pandemic, we have been overwhelmed—with work, expectations and uncertainty. We made temporary, triaged changes to our rout...