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Narratives on Defining Moments for Women Leaders in Higher Education

Narratives on Defining Moments for Women Leaders in Higher Education
Author(s)/Editor(s): Heidi L. Schnackenberg (SUNY Plattsburgh, USA)
Copyright: ©2025
DOI: 10.4018/979-8-3693-3144-6
ISBN13: 9798369331446
EISBN13: 9798369331453


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In the intricate tapestry of life there exist moments in our lives that define us as individuals and as part of our communities. To gain insights into what makes a great leader, we can learn from those who have built the road before us. A profound exploration of pivotal experiences that shape the personal and professional trajectories of women in academia will help pave the way for the leaders of the future. Navigating the intersection of both personal and professional spheres, the book, Narratives on Defining Moments for Women Leaders in Higher Education, delves into the profound impact of high-impact moments in the lives of women in leadership roles.

Drawing on personal anecdotes and evidence-based practices, readers gain insight into the strategies, solutions, and resilience cultivated by women leaders in colleges and universities. From tales of perseverance and empowerment to reflections on reframing and reinvention, each narrative offers a unique perspective on the journey of women in academia.

Author's/Editor's Biography

Heidi Schnackenberg (Ed.)

Heidi L. Schnackenberg, Ph.D., is a Professor and Department Chair in Education at SUNY Plattsburgh in Plattsburgh, NY. Specializing in educational technology, she currently teaches graduate courses on the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in the P-12 classroom. Her various research interests include the integration of technology into pedagogical practices, the complexities of women in leadership in higher education, and the challenges faced by motherscholars and MotherLeaders in academia. She has published numerous articles on educational technology, co-authored Challenges Facing Female Department Chairs in Contemporary Higher Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities, and co-edited Best Practices for Education Professionals, Best Practices for Education Professionals Volume 2, The Ethics of Cultural Competence in Higher Education, Preparing the Education Space for Gen Z, Ethics in Higher Education, Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Higher Education Leadership, Women and Leadership in Higher Education During Global Crises, and Women in Higher Education and the Journey to Mid-Career: Challenges and Opportunities. Dr. Schnackenberg began her education career as an elementary music teacher.


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