Truth Without Tears

Truth Without Tears African American Women Deans Share Lessons in Leadership

Carolyn R. Hodges and Olga M. Welch, Afterword by Earl T. Braxton
cloth, 176 Pages
Pub. Date: May 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-173-0
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paper, 176 Pages
Pub. Date: May 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-172-3
Price: $28.00

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Truth Without Tears is a timely and insightful portrait of Black women leaders in American colleges and universities. Carolyn R. Hodges and Olga M. Welch are former deans who draw extensively on their experience as African American women to account for both the challenges and opportunities facing women of color in educational leadership positions.


Praise

Truth Without Tears is a conversation with two wise mentors. As young academics, the authors developed the double consciousness necessary to succeed—awareness of both the stated rules and the extra ones for African American women. As deans, they used those skills to address many other gaps between ‘saying’ and ‘doing’ in higher education. They share their insights with candor and generosity. — Judith S. White, president and executive director, Higher Education Resource Services (HERS)

When women of color are hired to lead academic units, we often disrupt the status quo, whether intentionally or not. Hodges and Welch offer a cogent analysis and thoughtful perspectives, with plenty of sage advice, on how to lead with intentionality and toward inclusiveness. — Fayneese Miller, professor of psychology and president, Hamline University

When two wise African American women share their experiences and insights, the rest of us would do well to pay attention. The lessons they offer have much to teach all educators who are serious about promoting racial justice and educational equity in our schools and universities. — Sonia Nieto, professor emerita, language, literacy, and culture, College of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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About the Authors

Carolyn R. Hodges is a professor of German at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and former dean of the Graduate School at the University of Tennessee. Olga M. Welch is the former dean of the School of Education at Duquesne University.


Table of Contents

Introduction

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