Prof and psychology alum team up to offer young women practical tips for success

“A Woman’s Framework for a Successful Career and Life” by Prof. James E. Hamerstone ’64 and Lindsay Musser Hough ’98 was released in July.

A Gettysburg College prof and alum recently teamed up to offer practical tips for women as they strive for success in the workplace and at home.

In their new book published by Palgrave McMillan, “A Woman’s Framework for a Successful Career and Life,” adjunct assistant professor of management James E. Hamerstone ’64 and Lindsay Musser Hough ’98 tackle topics such as how women communicate, work/life balance, ambition, and negotiation.

The idea for their book, meant to be used as both a practical guide for young women and as a classroom resource, blossomed out of classes taught by Hamerstone on women and organizations.

After Hamerstone retired from a successful career in human resources, he began teaching, and eventually landed back at his alma mater. During his first few years teaching at Gettysburg, Hamerstone noticed that the young women in his classes were not as assertive as their male counterparts, despite often earning higher marks.

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