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ALS Ph.D. Graduate Diehl to Write Chapter in International Leadership Association Book Series

Dr. Amy DiehlAdministration and Leadership Studies graduate Amy Diehl has been charged with writing a chapter in the first volume of a book series to be published by the International Leadership Association (ILA). The series is entitled “Women and Leadership: Research, Theory and Practice.” The volume Diehl is contributing to is called Women and Leadership in Higher Education.

In July 2013, Diehl successfully defended her dissertation “Making Meaning of Adversity: Experiences of Women Leaders in Higher Education.” Shortly thereafter, she submitted a proposal to the ILA for a chapter entitled “Surviving and Thriving through Adversity, Barriers and Obstacles: Experiences of Women Leaders in Higher Education,” which was accepted for publication. 

Diehl’s chapter will be based on her dissertation research. It will focus on barriers that women often face in leadership and explain how study participants overcame barriers and obstacles to achieve influential leadership positions in higher education.

When asked what inspired the focus of her chapter, Diehl said, “The women in my study did something that relatively few women have done. They overcame adversity, navigated through obstacles, and broke through barriers to attain senior leadership positions in higher education. I want to share this chapter so that aspiring leaders can learn from their experiences.”

The members of the doctoral ALS program are excited to read her first publication as Dr. Amy Diehl, and hope you will join us in congratulating her on her graduation and upcoming publication. Congratulations!

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