Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type

Dissertation - NSU Access Only

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Abraham S. Fischler School of Education


James D. Ferguson

Committee Member

Ronnie L. Hunter

Committee Member

Ronald P. Kern


College/University, Diversity, Mentoring, Minority Females, Professor, Women of color, Education, Educational leadership


This applied dissertation was designed to provide university presidents with information on how to best address the shortage of minority female professors through understanding the factors that affect minority female success as professors in higher education. Essentially, this study sought to (a) identify factors that hindered or enhanced female minority success in their current career as professors and (b) identify factors that hindered or enhanced their success in preparation for their current careers as professors.

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