As AWL readers will recall, the first issue of the journal was
composed of invited papers. This issue was the first reviewed issue.
The editors and publisher greatly appreciate our colleagues at the
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, for providing
the initial pilot for the reviews and editorial procedures for this
new journal. In particular, we appreciate the mentoring of Dr. Larry
Daniel, Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and
Research and Co-Editor of the professional journal, Educational
and Psychological Measurement. The reviewers for this pilot are
experienced women in leadership positions and worked closely with
Dr. Daniel. We appreciate their feedback on the process of review.
The review team consisted of Janice Thompson, Field Experiences
Supervisor and former Acting Assistant Director for Field Experiences,
Lisa Williams, Teaching Assistant, Department of Human Performance
and Recreation (L.Williams@USM.edu); Sue Roche, Educational Technology
Consultant/Owner Infotectives (Infotective@worldnet.alt.net);
Althea Jackson, former Director of Student Activities, MS Valley
State University (firstname.lastname@example.org);
and Dr. Kimberly Griffith, Assistant Professor, Department of Professional
Pedagogy, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX (E-mail: griffithkg@hal.Lamar.edu).
We sincerely appreciate USM's assistance in the first round of reviews
and the establishment of procedures for the review process for the
This issue addresses a variety of concerns of women and of society.
Four of the articles target the experiences of women in leadership,
two of the articles offer insights on the dilemmas facing professional
women, and one article discusses the spread of HIV among Black women.
In the first article, Wesson explores the dilemmas of women in leadership,
sharing facts and figures on gender stratification. Next, Watkins,
Herrin and McDonald discuss strategies used by women to combine
career and family. Cannella, in the third article, examines postmodern
perspectives and methodologies that can be tied to multicultural
education in the pursuit of social justice. A study on the national
status of women's educational administrative support organizations
is discussed by Irby and Brown in the fourth article. Gupton and
Del Rosario describe and analyze a few of the more significant federally
funded initiatives related to increasing sex equity, paying particular
attention to those aimed at improving the status of women aspiring
to or currently in educational administration. Community-based intervention
and education for preventing the spread of HIV among Black women
is discussed by Geyen, et al in the sixth article. In the final
journal entry, Griffith and Thompson review Gupton and Slick's book,
Highly Successful Women Administrators: The Inside Story of How
They Got There.
We hope you enjoy the second issue of Advancing Women in Leadership
in its entirety and that you look forward to the subsequent issues
to be published in Spring, Summer, and Fall of 1998. We want this
journal to serve women and girls around the world and to be viewed
as a professional publication site for the scholarly inquiry that
advances women in leadership. We always welcome suggestions of topics
for upcoming issues and encourage the submission of manuscripts.
(See the Call for Manuscripts/Publication
Guidelines for details.)
Genevieve Brown, Ed.D. and Beverly J. Irby, Ed.D.
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