Date of this Version
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, Vol. 1, No.3-July 2003 ISSN: 1541-6224
Women have constituted a majority of students in American colleges and universities since 1979. Women earned more than half of all associates, bachelors and masters degrees and more than one-third of all doctorates (Touchton & Davis, 1991). Even with these numbers, the study of women in higher education has often been overlooked (Glazer, Bensimon, & Townsend, 1993). Women in Higher Education: An Encyclopedia atones for overlooking "almost entirely women's role as shapers and interpreters of the academy" (Glazer et al., p. ix). The editors have created a comprehensive source of information and resources related to women in higher education in the United States.