The purpose of this phenomenological study was to expand upon extant research and uncover trends observed among Black women who are in pursuit of – or have recently attained – their doctoral degrees within the United States. Using the voices of seven women, findings revealed three primary themes: (1) socialization experiences, (2) student success, and (3) challenges. Implications for students, administrators, and faculty are provided.
Patterson-Stephens, Shawna M.; Lane, Tonisha B. 9747156; and Vital, Louise Michelle
"Black Doctoral Women: Exploring Barriers and Facilitators of Success in Graduate Education,"
Academic Perspectives in Higher Education: Vol. 3
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.odu.edu/aphe/vol3/iss1/5