wwComparing the professional and personal experiences of women of color professors with white women, white men, and men of color faculty from assistant professor through dean emeritus, Unequal Profession explores how the race and gender of individual legal academics affects not only their individual and collective experience, but also legal education as a whole. Drawing on quantitative and qualitative empirical data, Meera E. Deo reveals how race and gender intersect to create profound implications for women of color law faculty members, presenting unique challenges as well as opportunities to improve educational and professional outcomes in legal education. Deo shares the powerful stories of law faculty who find themselves confronting intersectional discrimination and implicit bias in the form of silencing, mansplaining, and the presumption of incompetence, to name a few. Through hiring, teaching, colleague interaction, and tenure and promotion, Deo brings the experiences of diverse faculty to life and proposes a number of mechanisms to increase diversity within legal academia and to improve the experience of all faculty members. The DEO provides vision and leadership for the department, working both with the faculty and with the Dean’s Office to promote our teaching and research mission. The successful DEO maintains faculty and staff morale, establishes an atmosphere of fairness and optimism, and ensures that the department focuses its energies and resources on progress toward shared goals and priorities. The DEO must be accountable both to faculty colleagues and to the College in attending to the deadlines of everyday administrative tasks, dealing with individuals who have complaints, and ensuring that faculty and staff cooperate in completing the work of the departmentdeo
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