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.
Table of Contents
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 TranChapter 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.
Featured Author Profiles
"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