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Race Still Matters: Considerations for Mentoring Black Women in Academe
Negro Educational Review (2007)
  • Sharon L. Holmes, Ph.D.
We investigated the experiences of Black women faculty employed by predominantly White institutions. Using extant literature interwoven with narrative data, we provided an analysis of how some Black women experience mentoring and/or the mentor-mentee relationship. Emergent themes suggested two significant career trajectory points for the faculty women in the study; they are mentoring experiences as tenure-track faculty. Black women who had and had not participated in a mentoring relationship either during graduate school and/or when they became a tenure-track faculty member were included. We used the women's experiences, suggestions taken from extant literature, as well as strategies we used in our academic careers to present recommendations that assist other aspiring tenure-track faculty as they negative the promotion and tenure process.
  • black women,
  • black teachers,
  • black students,
  • mentors,
  • mentoring,
  • women graduate students,
  • employment future
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Holmes, S. L., Land, L. D., & Hinton-Hudson, V. D. (2007). Race Still Matters: Considerations for Mentoring Black Women in Academe. Negro Educational Review, 58(1/2), 105-129.