Dear Department Chair
Letters from Black Women Leaders to the Next Generation
Edited by Stephanie Y. Evans, Stephanie Shonekan, and Stephanie G. Adams; Foreword by Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole
Pages: 176 Size: 5x8
Illustrations: 0 illustrations
Practical and candid, this book offers actionable steps to help Black women leaders create meaningful success. The reflections and recommendations of the Black women in academic leadership who have contributed these letters to this collection forge a critical and transformative analysis of race, gender, and higher education leadership. With insights from humanities, social sciences, art, and STEM, this essential resource helps to redefine the academy to meet the challenges of the future. Dear Department Chair is comprised of personal letters from prominent Black women department chairs, deans, vice provosts, and university presidents, addressed to current and future Black women academic professionals, and offers a rich source of peer mentorship and professional development. These letters emerged from Chair at the Table, a research collective and peer-mentoring network of current and former Black women department chairs at colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada. The collective’s works, including this volume, serve as tools for faculty interested in administration, current chairs seeking mentorship, and upper-level administrators working to diversify their ranks.