Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women

Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women

by W. Brad Johnson, David Smith

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629561516
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/20/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 248,639
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


W. Brad Johnson, PhD is professor of psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law at the United States Naval Academy, and a faculty associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. A clinical psychologist and former Lieutenant Commander in the Navy’s Medical Service Corps, Dr. Johnson served as a psychologist at Bethesda Naval Hospital and the Medical Clinic at Pearl Harbor where he was the division head for psychology. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and recipient of the Johns Hopkins University Teaching Excellence Award. He has served as chair of the American Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee and as president of the Society for Military Psychology. Dr. Johnson is the author of more than 100 journal articles and book chapters—many on the topic of mentoring—and 12 books, in the areas of mentoring, professional ethics, and counseling. Books of related interest include: On Being a Mentor: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty (2nd Ed.) (2015), The Elements of Mentoring (Revised Ed.) (2008, with Charles Ridley), The Elements of Ethics for Professionals (2008, with Charles Ridley), and Becoming a Leader the Annapolis Way (2006, with Greg Harper).

David Smith, PhD is an active duty U.S. Navy Captain and permanent military professor in the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law at the United States Naval Academy having served four years as the chair. A former Navy Pilot, Dr. Smith led diverse organizations of women and men culminating in command of a squadron in combat and flew more than 3,000 hours over 19 years including combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a sociologist trained in military sociology and social psychology, he focuses his research in gender, work, and family issues including dual career families, military families, women in the military, and retention of women. Dr. Smith is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters—many on the topic of gender and the workplace. His most recent publications include: “On the Fast Track: Dual Military Couples Navigating Institutional Structures” in Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research (2013), “Dual Military Families: Confronting a Stubborn Military Institution” in Military Families and War in the 21st Century, Comparative Perspectives (2015), “Leadership and Peer Behaviors: Women in Combat” in Military Medicine (2016) and “Gender and the Military Profession: Early Career Influences, Attitudes and Intentions.” in Armed Forces & Society.

Table of Contents

Foreword Betsy Myers ix

Preface xiii

Part I Background Intel

1 The Everyday Athena 3

2 How Women Struggle at Work: Let Us Count the Ways 13

3 The Reluctant Male: Why Men Avoid Mentoring Women 23

4 The Biology and Psychology of Men and Women in Relationships: Becoming a Thoughtful Caveman 31

5 A Few Good Men: Why Men Should Mentor Women Well 41

Part II Mentoring Women: A Manual for Men

6 Preliminaries 53

7 Matters of Relationship 75

8 Matters of Professional Growth 99

9 Matters of Personal Growth 127

10 What Not to Do 145

Parting Thoughts 163

Acknowledgments 165

Notes 167

References 181

Index 195

About the Authors 205

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