Ph.D. Stories: Conversations with My Sisters

Joanne Kilgour Dowdy

About the author

Kent State University's Dr. Joanne Kilgour Dowdy was recently recognized for her book, "Ph.D. Stories: Conversations with My Sisters." She is the recipient of the 2009 American Educational Research Association Narrative and Research Special Interest Group's Outstanding Book Award.

Her book is a collection of interviews with tenured, African American female professors in Northeast Ohio and their experiences in obtaining a Ph.D. and working in academia.


About the book

Conversations with My Sisers paints a colorful and vivid picture of nine African American women professor-scholars, in their own voice. Dowdy sets out with the goal of exploring the strategies these strong women used to survive and thrive in the academy. Through the sincere stories of these nine women, we become present in their daily stories of trials and tribulations.

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