1st Edition

Culturally Responsive Leadership in Higher Education Promoting Access, Equity, and Improvement

Edited By Lorri Santamaría, Andrés Santamaría Copyright 2016
    270 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    256 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Rapidly changing global demographics demand visionary, collaborative, and culturally appropriate leadership practices on university campuses. In the face of widening gaps in academic achievement and socio-economic roadblocks, Culturally Responsive Leadership in Higher Education offers a new vision of leadership, where diversity is transformed from challenge into opportunity. This book offers a range of perspectives from culturally, racially, linguistically, ability, and gender-diverse contributors who demonstrate that effective leadership springs from those who engage, link theory to practice, and promote access, equity, and educational improvement for underserved students. Each chapter explores a critical higher educational leadership issue with feasible strategies and solutions. In this exciting book, theory and research-based chapters unpack culturally responsive leadership, revealing how higher education leaders in the U.S. and international contexts can improve their practice for social equity and educational change.


    by Anthony H. Normore

    Chapter 1: Introduction: The Urgent Call for Culturally Responsive Leadership in Higher Education

    by Lorri J. Santamaría and Andrés P. Santamaría

    Part I. Interrupting Inequities for Improving Access in Higher Education

    Chapter 2. Unpacking Institutional Culture to Diversify the Leadership Pipeline

    by Lorri J. Santamaría, Jennifer Jeffries, and Andrés P. Santamaría

    Chapter 3. Applied Critical Leadership & Sense of Belonging: Lessons Learned from Cultural Center Staff and Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Latino/a Students

    by Sonia Rosado and Greg Toya

    Chapter 4. ‘I am Culturally Aware, I am Culturally Burdened’: Poetry and Narrative as Critical Practice in Teacher Education

    by Katie Fitzpatrick and Vanessa Langi

    Part II. Adapting Culturally Responsive Leadership to Benefit those who are Systemically Underserved

    Chapter 5. Women of Color and Applied Critical Leadership: Individual, Professional, and Institutional Strategies for Advancement

    by Brenda Lloyd-Jones

    Chapter 6. Hope Remains: Transcending Barriers to Advance Women of Color in Educational Leadership

    by Kimberley Stiemke and Lorri J. Santamaría

    Chapter 7. Negotiating Identities, Locations, and Creating Spaces of Hope for Advancing Students of Color in University Settings

    by Miguel Zavala and Natalie Tran

    Chapter 8. Together to the Table: Applying Critical Leadership in Cross-Cultural, International Research

    by Amani Bell, Ema Wolfgramm-Foliaki, Airini, Roisin Kelly-Laubscher, Moragh Paxton, Tepora Pukepuke, and Lorri J. Santamaría

    Part III. Ways of Leading toward Increased Equity and Improved Student Achievement

    Chapter 9. ‘Do Not Assume We Know’: Perspectives of Pacific Island First in the Family Students

    by Ema Wolfgramm-Foliaki

    Chapter 10. Beyond Critical Mass: Latina Faculty Promoting Equity in a Hispanic Serving Institution

    by Anne-Marie Núñez and Elizabeth T. Murakami

    Chapter 11. Transition to Leadership: Metamorphosis of Faculty to Academic Leaders

    by Hollie Mackey and Gaëtane Jean-Marie

    Part IV. Institutionalized Culturally Responsive Leadership: Implementation for Social Justice and Equity

    Chapter 12. Smashing the Glass Ceiling: Accountability of Institutional Policies and Practices to Leadership Diversity in Higher Education

    by Cosette M. Grant

    Chapter 13. From Ideas to Actions: Institutionalizing Diversity, Social Justice and Equity Efforts

    by Annette Daoud

    Chapter 14. Social Justice Leadership: Silos to Synergies

    by Shaun Travers, Edwina F. Welch, and Emelyn dela Peña

    Chapter 15. Culturally Responsive Leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand: Establishing Opportunities through Tertiary and Community Partnerships

    by Colleen Young

    Epilogue. Privileging Student Voice: Establishing Sustainable Pathways toward Culturally Responsive Leadership in Academe

    by Nelly A. Cruz


    Lorri J. Santamaría is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Head of the School of Learning, Development, and Professional Practice at The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

    Andrés P. Santamaría is Lecturer in Educational Leadership for the School of Education at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.

    "Culturally Responsive Leadership in Higher Education is a must-read book for all senior level and mid-level higher education leaders. A book like this is an imperative resource for leaders who seek to use data and critical theoretical concepts to reframe transformative leadership that will create a higher education system globally in the best interests of those who have been least served by graduate and undergraduate education."

    --Laurence Parker, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Utah

    "The authors remind those in leadership roles that their practices can reproduce inequality or reflect agency for sustained social change and that their choices and actions have the power to improve the conditions of individuals and communities. Grassroots leaders and positional leaders at all levels will find the book useful in their quest to overcome challenges and restore the hope of higher education for all students."

    --Sylvia Hurtado, Professor of Higher Education, University of California, Los Angeles

    "The book is a marvelous tool for helping higher education leaders successfully address and support diverse employees and students. It fills a void in the current leadership literature by proactively focusing on cultural issues and responses to culture as opportunities, rather than as challenges."

     --Jeffrey Pittman, Associate Professor and Program Chair of Student Affairs, Regent University

    "The timing is right for a conversation about culturally responsive leadership in higher education. I’m not aware of another text quite like this one. I particularly appreciate the emphasis on theory and practice. The material is timely and its geographic/cultural perspective is not widely seen across mainstream academic texts."

    -- Karri Holley, Associate Professor of Higher Education, University of Alabama