Coming Soon! Women Leading Change in Academia: Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Cliff, and Slipper – Callie Rennison and Amy Bonomi, Editors

San Diego, CA – May 13, 2019 – Cognella Academic Publishing is proud to announce the upcoming publication of Women Leading Change in Academia: Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Cliff, and Slipperedited by Callie Rennison and Amy Bonomi. In the book, these dynamic editors convene the voices of prominent women academic leaders who discuss the evidence base and share personal narratives to illuminate real-world issues and challenges women face when entering and sustaining leadership positions in higher education. The text provides critical perspectives of women leaders on institutional power structures and bias at the intersection of gender and underrepresented minority status in the academy, as well as strategies for their resiliency and rise to key academic leadership positions.

The book effectively bridges the gap that is generated when women lack the mentors, networks, and institutional resources necessary for their rise to key leadership positions. Women leaders discuss how they have thrived and advanced effective change in a world that expects women leaders to be primarily communal rather than agentic, how they have negotiated in a world where women aren’t expected to negotiate, how they have navigated bias at the intersection of gender, race, and other underrepresented minority identities, how they have led through resistance, and more.

Contributors include:

  • Amy Bonomi, Ph.D., MPH, Professor and Special Advisor to the Provost—Michigan State University
  • Heather M. Bush, Ph.D., Kate Spade & Co. Foundation Endowed Professor in the Department of Biostatistics—University of Kentucky
  • Tabbye Chavous, Ph.D., Professor of Education and Psychology, Director of the National Center for Institutional Diversity—University of Michigan
  • Kendra Spence Cheruvelil, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development-Lyman Briggs College—Michigan State University
  • Ann L. Coker, Ph.D., MPH, Verizon Wireless Endowed Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology—University of Kentucky
  • Margaret Dimond, Ph.D., President and CEO-McLaren Oakland Region—McLaren Health Care of Michigan
  • Verna Fitzsimmons, Ph.D., President of the HERS Institute
  • Yolanda Flores Niemann, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Psychology—University of North Texas
  • Catherine “Katie” Kaukinen, Ph.D., Professor and Chair in the Department of Criminal Justice—University of Central Florida
  • Laura Kohn-Wood, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Education and Human Development—University of Miami
  • Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women, Professor of Africana Studies—Wellesley College
  • Patricia McGuire, J.D., President—Trinity Washington University
  • Debra A. Moddelmog, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Professor of English—University of Nevada, Reno
  • Beronda L. Montgomery, Ph.D., MSU Foundation Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Assistant Provost for Faculty Development – Research—Michigan State University
  • Donde Plowman, Ph.D., Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer—University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Callie Marie Rennison, Ph.D., Professor in the School of Public Affairs—University of Colorado Denver
  • Terri A. Scandura, Ph.D., Warren C. Johnson Professor of Management, Miami Business School—University of Miami
  • Mariko Silver, Ph.D., President—Bennington College
  • Elizabeth H. Simmons, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Physics, Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs—University of California, San Diego
  • Dionne Stephens, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology—Florida International University
  • Jill Tiefenthaler, Ph.D., President—Colorado College
  • Vasti Torres, Ph.D., Professor in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education—University of Michigan
  • Nelia Viveiros, MSc, LLB, Ed.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Operations—University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus

Women Leading Change in Academia is intended for women at all levels of academia, as well as for institutions committed to creating equitable conditions and supports for women leaders to thrive.

About the Editors

Callie Rennison, Ph.D. is a professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver, where she has conducted research on violent victimization for over a decade. Within the School of Public Affairs, she served as Director of the Masters in Criminal Justice program from 2014 to 2016, as well as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs from 2014 to 2017. From 2017 to 2018, Dr. Rennison served Director of Equity and Title IX Coordinator at the University of Colorado Denver and the Anschutz Medical Campuses. She earned her Ph.D. in political science, master’s degrees in political science and sociology, and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Houston, University Park.


Amy Bonomi, Ph.D., M.P.H. is a professor and special advisor to the provost at Michigan State University. She has served as Department Chair (2013-2018), Chair of the President’s Sexual Violence Advisory Committee (205-2018), and Standing Chair of grant review panels for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2015, Dr. Bonomi co-founded the Women’s Leadership Institute, which administers evidence-based curricula for emerging student leaders. She earned her Ph.D. in health services and M.P.H. at the University of Washington, and her bachelor’s degree in applied psychology from Loyola University-Chicago.