M.A. Higher Education
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Sisco, Burton R.
Committee Member 1
gender studies, female leaders, higher education administration, mentors
Mentoring in education; Women college administrators--United States
Higher Education Administration
Leadership is a socially constructed concept that has been seen as a masculine quality; because of this women struggle reaching leadership positions and face many challenges when holding leadership positions. This study investigated the development of leadership styles and qualities of selected female administrative leaders at Rowan University through survey and interview data. The study specifically looked at the influence of these women’s mentors on their leadership development. The findings of the study showed that the women reported no negative experiences with male mentors, however several with female mentors. The interviews also revealed that there were differences among qualities and skills the women reported learning from the two genders. The study demonstrated how mentors played a key role in the development of leadership and the confidence of women in higher education.
Van Leuvan, Courtney, "Influence of mentors of female development among higher education administrative professionals" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 2028.