The Paper Ceiling: Pledging the Fraternity of Scholars

By Wendy Anne Paterson.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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This presentation will focus on the struggles of female university faculty to balance what they highly value, service and teaching, with what really counts: the male concept of publishable scholarship.

Keywords: Women and Scholarship, Gender Equity in Tenure and Promotion

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp.87-96. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 848.024KB).

Dr. Wendy Anne Paterson

Wendy A. Paterson, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Elementary Education and Reading at Buffalo State College. Her doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB)was in elementary education with a major in language arts and a minor in qualitative research. She was honored by the faculty of the Department of Learning and Instruction at UB as their 2005 alumna of the year. Her experience in teaching includes 7 years teaching reading grades Kindergarten through grade 12 and 22 years teaching at the college level. She is an international teacher, having taught university courses by invitation in Medellin, Columbia, and Beijing, China. She has published, presented and consulted on her research in gender and equity, parents and schools, computer assisted instruction, literacy instruction, college teaching and serving students with disabilities. Her case study research, "Unbroken homes": Single parent mothers tell their stories, (2001), published by Haworth Press for their Innovations in Feminist Studies Series, has been favorably reviewed as ground-breaking feminist research on single mothers. In 2004, she and her team of researchers won the prestigious Albert J. Harris Award from the International Reading Association (2004) for their publication “Investigating the effectiveness of an integrated learning system on early emergent writers,” "Reading Research Quarterly", v 38 (2), 172-207. She has held several positions of leadership at Buffalo State College and received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service in 1996. She was sponsored by the college to attend the Management Development Program from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education in 2005 and the Oxford Roundtable on Reading First at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford, England in 2006.


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