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ERIC Number: ED561520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 284
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3034-1334-6
A "Quiet Activist" during the Second-Wave Feminist Movement: Katharine Rea--AHistorical Case Study
Kaiser, Sara R.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Mississippi
The purpose of this historical case study dissertation is to discover the story of Dr. Katharine Rea in her role as dean of women and later faculty member in the higher education and student personnel program at the University of Mississippi. As the dean of women in the 1960s Rea was responsible for the well-being and quality of the educational experience of the women students at UM. Rea pursued leadership opportunities for the women students through academic honor societies, and student government. Moreover, Rea served as a faculty member in the School of Education for ten years teaching courses in higher education and student personnel services, including a course focused on women college students, Student Personnel Work with Women. Rea also served the University community through her leadership with the American Association of University Professors and her service on the Faculty Senate. In an effort to improve the racial tensions on campus the Faculty Senate, in which Rea served, moved to study racial tensions on campus and worked to improve the educational experience for Black students in the early 1970s. Furthermore, this study examined Rea's work as a feminist through her involvement with the American Association of University Women and the League of Women Voters in the state of Mississippi. Rea balanced the conservative campus and community with modern intellect and dialog. As a modern southern woman, Rea took advantage of her career opportunities to travel to new places, meet new people, and discuss new ideas. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mississippi