Higher Education Programs
George Mason University
Ph.D. Education Administration and Policy Analysis
University of Southern California, August 2006
Dissertation: Setting the stage for gender equity: Gendered performances in community colleges
- Cited for Excellence by the Council for the Study of Community Colleges -
M.Ed. Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs
University of Southern California
B.A. English and Women’s Studies
University of Michigan
Assistant Professor, George Mason University 2008-present
Higher Education Programs
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University 2006-2008
Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling
Darden College of Education
Lester, J. (In Press). Regulating gender performances: Power and gender roles in faculty work. Journal About Women in Higher Education.
Lester, J. & Kezar, A. (In Press). Faculty grassroots leadership: Making the invisible visible. Journal of the Professoriate.
Hart, J. & Lester, J. (In Press). Performing gender at a women’s college. Journal About Women in Higher Education.
Lester, J. (In Press) Acting on the collegiate stage: Managing impressions in the workplace identity. Feminist Formations (formerly National Women’s Studies Association Journal).
Lester, J. (2010). Women in male dominated career and technical education programs at Community Colleges: Barriers to participation and success. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 16(1), 51-66.
Lester, J. (2009). Not your child’s playground: Workplace bullying among community college faculty. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 33(5), 444-462.
Lester, J. (2008). Future Trends and Possibilities for Creating More Gender Equitable Community Colleges. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 32(10), 822 – 837.
Lester, J. (2008). Performing gender in the workplace: Gender socialization, power, and identity among women faculty. Community College Review, 34(4), 277-305.
Kezar, A. & Lester, J. (In Press). Enhancing Shared Leadership: Stories and Lessons from Grassroots Leadership in Higher Education. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press.
Kezar, A. & Lester, J. (2009). Organizing higher education for collaboration. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Lester, J. (2008). (Ed.). Gendered perspective on community colleges. New Directions for Community Colleges. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Lester, J. & Sallee, M. (2009). (Eds.). Establishing a Family-Friendly Campus: Best Practices. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
Emerging Scholar Award by the Council for the Study of Community Colleges (2009).
Dissertation cited for excellence by the Council for the Study of Community Colleges (2007).
Select Professional Service and Association Activities
Member of the CSCC International Education Committee, 2010 – present
Editorial Board Member Community College Review, 5/2009 - present
Chair of CSCC Website Redevelopment Committee, 2009 - present
Member of the CSCC Nominations Committee, 2007 - 2008
Reviewer for CSCC annual conference, 2003 – present