Feminist Leadership

Where do women’s centers fit?

(cross posted on the blog, Feminists in Student Affairs) Campus-based women’s centers hold a special place in my heart. The five+ years I spent as the Director of the University...

The Personal is Political… and Professional

(Cross posted from blog: Feminists in Student Affairs.) A rallying cry of the women’s liberation and second-wave feminist movement is “The Personal Is Political.” The phrase charged legions of women who...

#SAFeminist: A new blog for a new day

On Monday, March 31, I gathered with four colleagues and friends a little before 5 p.m. in a room set for 100 people in Indianapolis and prepared to give our...

Positive Psychology and Student Affairs Leadership – Part 2

By Keith Edwards, Macalester College, Heather Shea Gasser, Michigan State University, and Grant Anderson, University of Minnesota Last year at the 2013 ACPA Convention in Las Vegas, the three of...

Happy Birthday, Gloria Steinem!

Today, March 25th, is feminist icon Gloria Steinem’s 80th birthday! In October of 2012, I had the pleasure of spending a significant amount of time with Gloria as she was the...

Lessons from the Field: Feminist Supervision

Lessons from the Field: Feminist Supervision

Very early on in my career in student affairs I had a really terrible supervisor (who will remain nameless). He was a “good ole’ boy” in the purest sense, catering...

Feminist Organizational Structures: Counteracting Hierarchy

Feminist Organizational Structures: Counteracting Hierarchy

Sally Hegelsen, author of the book The Web of Inclusion: Architecture for Building Great Organizations speaks to the leadership role of women and their influence in the workplace. She writes:...

Inclusive Leadership Through a Feminist Lens

This weekend I will be presenting on feminist leadership at the Michigan State University Women’s Leadership Conference. This topic, and in fact this presentation, was developed years ago in conjunction...