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April 24, 2018

Bhattacharya selected by Diverse magazine as top 25 women in higher education

Submitted by Patrice L. Scott

Kakali Bhattacharya

In honor of Women's History Month, Diverse magazine has announced its list of 25 influential women in higher education and College of Education professor Kakali Bhattacharya is among them. 

This edition, the seventh annual special report, highlights 25 women who have made a difference in society by tackling some of higher education's toughest challenges, exhibiting extraordinary leadership skills and making a difference in their respective communities. Bhattacharya's work with gender, race and ethnic studies made her contributions noteworthy. 

"To have been awarded such a distinction is not only rare but to have received it under such competitive conditions is extraordinary," said David Thompson, College of Education professor and chair of the department of educational leadership. "Dr. Bhattacharya's reputation as a rigorous qualitative researcher is wide in both national and international circles." 

Bhattacharya joined the faculty in 2013 and is a renowned qualitative researcher. She has authored "Power, Race and Higher Education: A Cross-Cultural Parallel Narrative" and "Fundamentals of Qualitative Research: A Practical Guide." 

The latest edition of Diverse is online and the feature on the Top 25 Women in Higher Education appears on page 8.

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