Ed.D. Doctor of Education
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Ane Turner Johnson, Ph.D.
Committee Member 1
Zalphia Wilson-Hill, Ed.D.
Committee Member 2
Anna Q. Sun, Ph.D.
Care Work, Care-Lessness, College Counseling, Counseling leadership, Higher Education, Women
Counseling in higher education--Administration; Women college administrators
Higher Education | Student Counseling and Personnel Services
The role that women leaders of college counseling centers have is unique; they must contend with the inherent social norms that women face in gendered organizations, in addition to negotiating the dichotomous, and often conflicting, leadership expectations of a care work division and a care-less upper administration. The purpose of this qualitative, heuristic, phenomenological study was to understand the lived experiences of women directors of college counseling centers. Moreover, this study sought to understand the lived experiences, beliefs, and actions of these directors how these experiences influenced, and continue to influence, their leadership pathway in a care-oriented division within the careless institution of higher education. Three of the themes that encompassed the lived experience of these women in counseling leadership within a care-less context included: (1) caring about care, (2) (un)compensated care, and (3) care-less compromises. These themes portray the interaction between gender, leadership, and care work within the care-less landscape of higher education.
Johnson, Lindsay Noele, "CONFLICTING CULTURES, COMPROMISING CARE: A HEURISTIC INQUIRY OF WOMEN DIRECTORS OF COLLEGE COUNSELING CENTERS" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 2978.