Simone Gause (she/her) is an assistant professor in the Department of Education Sciences and Organizations and director of the quality enhancement plan at Coastal Carolina University. She earned her Ph.D. in educational administration from the University of South Carolina. Her scholarly interest primarily focuses on issues of privilege and power and how they impact gender equity, racial equity, and leadership diversity in educational settings. Specifically, her research examines the continued disproportionality and intersectionality of race and gender in educational leadership through historical and contemporary contexts, the experiences of marginalized students and faculty in higher education, faculty diversity, and faculty development. She recently co-authored the following article, which was published in The Journal of Higher Education: Why is This Still Happening?.