Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Education and Organizational Leadership Development
Dr. Sarah Stokowski
Dr. Michael Godfrey
Dr. Matthew Boyer
Dr. Rachel Wagner
There is an underrepresentation of women in the formal role of athletic directors in the interscholastic sport setting. Additionally, little is known about the lack of female representation at the interscholastic level. Utilizing phenomenological methodology, this study explored the career paths and lived experiences of interscholastic athletic directors. Using purposeful sampling, 13 female interscholastic athletic directors took part in semi-structured interviews. Emerging ideas from the lens of current female interscholastic athletic directors offer implications about direction and information needed to assist inspiring young females as they ascend the career ladder in becoming interscholastic athletic directors.
Martin, Mary Helen Coleman, "Selected Female High School Athletic Directors Describe Their Career Trajectories" (2022). All Dissertations. 3109.
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