Black doctoral women: Exploring barriers and facilitators of success in graduate education

  • Shawna M Patterson-Stephens Williams College
  • Tonisha B Lane University of South Florida
  • Louise Michelle Vital Boston College

Abstract

The purpose of this phenomenological study was to expand upon extant research and uncover trends observed among Black women who are in pursuit of – or have recently attained – their doctoral degrees within the United States. Exploring the voices of seven women, findings revealed three primary themes: (1) socialization experiences, (2) student success, and (3) challenges. Implications for students, administrators, and faculty are provided.

Published
2017-11-20
How to Cite
Patterson-Stephens, S. M., Lane, T. B., & Vital, L. M. (2017). Black doctoral women: Exploring barriers and facilitators of success in graduate education. Higher Education Politics & Economics, 3(1), 157-180. https://doi.org/10.32674/hepe.v3i1.15
Section
Research Papers