Ed.D. Doctor of Education
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Ane Turner Johnson, Ph.D.
Committee Member 1
Monica Reid Kerrigan, Ed.D.
Committee Member 2
Cecile H. Sam, Ph.D.
Community College Leadership, Asian Americans, Immigrant Asians
Community colleges--Administration; Asian American women
Community College Leadership
Asian American and immigrant Asian women are working within higher education, but few hold upper leadership positions within the community college sector. Limited research has been conducted regarding Asian American and immigrant Asian women in these leadership positions. The purpose of this qualitative, heuristic, phenomenological study was to understand the lived experiences of Asian American and immigrant Asian women in community college leadership. Specifically, this study sought to describe the lived intersectional experiences of race and gender, assignment of the model minority myth, and experiences with racialized discourses. Five themes emerged that captured the living experiences of Asian American and immigrant Asian women in community college leadership: (1) visibility and taking up space as an Asian woman, (2) defiance and using the Asian woman voice, (3) authenticity and courage in defying Asian woman leader stereotypes, (4) community and support, and (5) self-awareness as an Asian woman and perception.
Cheung, Tinny T., "Asian American and Immigrant Asian Women in Community College Leadership: A Heuristic Study" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 2961.