Exploring Caring-Oriented STEM Academic Leadership: Views from HBCU Academic Middle Management



Authors: Kenny A. Hendrickson, Karyl Askew, Camille A. McKayle, Kimarie Engerman
Keywords: academic managerial leadership, caring, HBCUs, STEM higher education


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Hendrickson, K., Askew, K., McKayle, C., Engerman, K. "Exploring Caring-Oriented STEM Academic Leadership: Views from HBCU Academic Middle Management." The Journal of Negro Education, 90, no. 3 (2021): 334-345.

Abstract: Over the last few years, there has been a growing interest in caring within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. While current attention is affixed on developing pedagogical caring, concerns must also be given to the caring orientation of academic managerial leadership within STEM education. Thus, this qualitative study examines caring in STEM leadership from the perspective of academic management at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The data used for the analysis were based on semi-structured interviews of eight academic deans conducted by the Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership (CASL). The findings suggest evidence of multidimensional caring in STEM-related academic managerial leadership. Implications and future studies related to caring-oriented STEM leadership practices are discussed.

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