ABSTRACT. Recent news cycles have illuminated the disparate, racialized experiences of Black people in the United States but university leadership responses have been reactionary, or worse non-responsive. This study examines how university responses to national racial incidences such as the police brutality affect how faculty of color in one discipline understand the university’s commitment to diversity and ultimately how... Continue Reading →
Humanizing the Tenure Years for Faculty of Color: Reflections from STAR Mentors (2017)
ABSTRACT: In this essay, some of the 2015-2017 STAR mentors (mentors of authors in this special issue) illustrate the importance for policymakers, professional organizations, school administrators, and state and system administrators to foster bidirectional relationships with early career scholars of Color. This Insight Column provides the field of language and literacy education, administrators, and state... Continue Reading →
Encouraged or Weeded out: Perspectives of Students of Color in the STEM Disciplines on Faculty Interactions (2017)
ABSTRACT. For this multisite qualitative case study, framed in Bourdieu’s social reproduction theory, we examined mentoring experiences among Students of Color majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at both a predominantly White institution and a historically Black institution. Findings revealed that faculty served as gatekeepers for accessing STEM-related careers for Students of Color. Students of Color at the historically... Continue Reading →
Women Faculty of Color in a Predominantly White Institution: A Natural Support Group (2017).
ABSTRACT. This article discusses on women faculty of color in a predominantly white institution. As women faculty of color in a Predominantly White Institution (PWI) we face a myriad of obstacles including marginalization, isolation, and the constant struggle to find balance between our personal and professional identities. Although privileged to be working in higher education, baffled by the inequalities must endure to survive... Continue Reading →
Black Female Faculty, Resilient Grit, and Determined Grace or ‘Just Because Everything is Different Doesn’t Mean Anything has Changed’. (2016)
ABSTRACT: This essay centers the lived experiences of protagonist Dr. Eva Grace as a bisexual Black female Assistant Professor navigating identity politics and power dynamics at a traditionally and predominantly White institution. Theoretically anchored by Black feminist thought coupled with critical race theory’s composite counterstorytelling as method, Dr. Grace’s pre-tenure experiences reflect the mundane nature... Continue Reading →
Campus Climate and Coalition Building for Faculty of Color (2016)
ABSTRACT: It is common practice for colleges and universities to tout the diversity of their faculty, staff, and students in marketing materials and mission statements, but one must look beyond the shiny veneer of websites and brochures to understand the daily challenges faculty of color face in academia. In 2000, people of color comprised only... Continue Reading →
Conceptualizing Tolerance as Recognition: Black American Endowed and Distinguished Professors of Education in US Colleges and Universities (2016).
ABSTRACT. This study analyzes a compiled list of Black American endowed and distinguished professors of education for the 2013-2014 academic year published by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. Conceptualizing tolerance as recognition, the study claims that there is a gradual increase in the appointments of Blacks to endowed or distinguished professorships in many different... Continue Reading →
Examining Workplace Ostracism Experiences in Academia: Understanding how Differences in the Faculty Ranks Influence Inclusive Climates on Campus. (2016)
ABSTRACT. The purpose of this study is to examine differences in the faculty experiences and outcomes of workplace ostracism, and to determine if these experiences are affected significantly by the gender composition of an employee’s specific department. Participants were recruited at two time points to complete campus climate surveys that were distributed to faculty at... Continue Reading →
Mentoring in Academe: A Feminist Poststructural Lens on Stories of Women Engineering Faculty of Color (2015).
ABSTRACT. We analyzed the mentoring narratives of women of color in faculty in engineering using feminist poststructural narratological lenses. We found that university mentoring systems were designed to align with master narratives of mentoring but did not coincide with women faculty’s own mentoring stories. Specifically, women engineers regarded their mentee experiences and cultures of mentoring with varying levels of suspicion,... Continue Reading →
Advice to White Allies: Insights From Faculty of Color (2014).
ABSTRACT. This article interweaves discussions of successes and tensions surrounding cross-racial collaborative social justice efforts in teacher education. It addresses frustrations that often occur for faculty of Color when working with White allies in P-12 settings and schools of educational Predominantly White Institutions. Advice is offered with the larger goal of helping White allies think... Continue Reading →
Exploiting the Margins in Higher Education: A Collaborative Autoethnography of Three Foreign-Born Female Faculty of Color (2015).
ABSTRACT. In a collaborative autoethnographic process, we, three foreign-born female professors from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Kenya, and Korea explore how our personal status as immigrant women of color and social–institutional factors in US higher education affect our experiences in the academy. Based on experiences as graduate students and later as faculty and leaders, we trace the... Continue Reading →
Moving Racial Discussion Forward: A Counterstory of Racialized Dynamics between an Asian-woman Faculty and White Preservice Teachers in Traditional Rural America. (2014)
ABSTRACT: I describe my experiences teaching elementary literacy methods courses and interacting with White preservice teachers, administrators, and faculty in two remote, traditionally homogeneous U.S. universities. The findings show that many White undergraduate students judged my English language use and racial characteristics, and resisted my professorial expertise. The university administration often placed me in contentious... Continue Reading →
Faculty of Color in Higher Education: Exploring the Intersections of Identity, Impostorship, and Internalized Racism (2014).
ABSTRACT. Mentoring for faculty of color is critical given their underrepresentation in American colleges and universities. However, the ways in which faculty of color internalize racialized oppression and how it affects their success remains understudied. In this manuscript, the authors juxtapose a literature synthesis concerning faculty of color against a critical review of impostorship theory and impostor syndrome as these phenomena are found to contribute to disparate... Continue Reading →
Women Faculty of Color: Stories Behind the Statistics (2014)
ABSTRACT: In this qualitative study we address two primary research questions: What are the experiences of women faculty of color (WFOC) who departed the tenure track at predominantly White, research universities? Using the modified lens of the newcomer adjustment framework, what socialization factors may have contributed to the WFOCs’ departure? Through a longitudinal, in-depth examination... Continue Reading →
On the Importance of African-American Faculty in Higher Education: Implications and Recommendations (2013)
ABSTRACT. Intercultural competence, a critical component of individual student development, has become an essential 21st-century learning outcome for college students (King & Baxter Magolda, 2005).In this article, we argue that the presence, influence, and contributions of faculty of Color can help higher education students achieve intercultural competence. We define intercultural competence as people’s ability to... Continue Reading →
The Racial Stress of Membership: Development of the Faculty Inventory of Racialized Experiences in Schools. (2013)
ABSTRACT: This study explored faculty of varying racial backgrounds and their initiation of, interactions with, and stress reactions to racial conflicts within the school settings using an online survey. Several measures were developed according to the Racial/Ethnic Coping Appraisal and Socialization Theory (recast) model and administered to 339 faculty participants. Using factor analytic and correlational... Continue Reading →
Racial Microaggressions: The Narratives of African American Faculty at a Predominantly White University (2012)
ABSTRACT: What role does race play in the lives of fourteen African American (7 women, 7 men) faculty on a predominantly White campus? This case study focuses on their narratives which revealed that racial microaggressions were a common and negative facet of their lives on campus. Specifically, their narratives suggest interactions of microinvalidations with White... Continue Reading →
Indigenous Faculty at Canadian Universities: Their Stories (2012).
Henry, F. (2012). Indigenous Faculty at Canadian Universities: Their Stories. Canadian Ethnic Studies 44(1), 101-132. doi:10.1353/ces.2012.0005. ABSTRACT. This paper is based on twenty-three interviews conducted with Indigenous faculty at ten universities in Canada. Only .9% of total university faculty are Indigenous. While Indigenous faculty shared some concerns with racialized faculty such as under-representation, the lack of diversity among... Continue Reading →
Race, Gender, and sSholarly Impact: Disparities for women and faculty of color in clinical psychology (2021).
ABSTRACT. We sought to determine if gender and race are associated with scientific impact, scholarly productivity, career advancement, and prestige. Methods: Publicly available data on publications, h‐index, advancement, and prestige were assessed across core faculty in all American Psychological Association‐accredited clinical psychology programs at R1 institutions in the United States (87 programs, 918 scientists). Results: There were... Continue Reading →
Promoting Sustained Engagement with Diversity: The Reciprocal Relationships between Informal and Formal College Diversity Experiences (2012)
ABSTRACT: College diversity experiences have been praised not only for their role in promoting student growth but also for contributing to future engagement with diversity. However, the evidence supporting this latter claim is quite limited, often relying on cross-sectional analyses. This study examines whether and how students’ first-year diversity experiences predict their senior-year diversity experiences... Continue Reading →
Breaking Silence, Building Solutions: The Role of Social Justice Group Work in the Retention of Faculty of Color (2012).
ABSTRACT. In spite of their many diversity initiatives, predominantly White colleges and universities have a poor track record in the recruitment and retention of faculty of color. This article unpacks the White privilege inherent in barriers to retention by focusing on three standards commonly used to make promotion and tenure decisions: teaching, service, and scholarship. A story of... Continue Reading →
Effectively Recruiting Faculty of Color at Highly Selective Institutions: A School of Education Case Study. (2011)
ABSTRACT: In this study, we use the case study methodology to examine the faculty recruiting and hiring practices within a school of education at a highly selective private research university. The research question was, what are the practices and policies at the school of education that either promote or detract from recruiting and hiring of... Continue Reading →
Examining Student Evaluations of Black College Faculty: Does Race Matter? (2011)
ABSTRACT. The purpose of this study was twofold. First , to describe the undergraduate student ratings of teaching effectiveness based on the traditional 36-item end-of-course evaluation form used in the College of Education (COE) at a southeastern Research Extensive predominantly White institution. Second , using critical race theory (CRT) to compare the teaching effectiveness for... Continue Reading →
Faculty Women of Color: The Critical Nexus of Race and Gender (2011).
ABSTRACT.This article examines the experiences of faculty women of color at predominately White public research extensive universities. In the wake of legal challenges to affirmative action, such as Gratz and Grutter, and the proliferation of anti-affirmative action state 'Civil Rights Initiatives,' these issues become critically important. This study's central questions were, 'What are the lived experiences of faculty women of color in predominately... Continue Reading →
Restructuring the Master’s tools: Black Female and Latina Faculty Navigating and Contributing in Classrooms through Oppositional Positions (2011)
ABSTRACT: Employing critical race feminism, this article explores how black and Latina women faculty alter the teaching and learning environment at a predominantly white, research institution (PWI). The limited research on faculty of color at PWIs focuses on barriers to career success, yet places less emphasis on how these faculty negotiate barriers and facilitate structural... Continue Reading →
Racial Dialogues: Challenges Faculty of Color Face in the Classroom. (2011)
ABSTRACT: Research on the experiences of faculty of color in predominantly White institutions (PWIs) suggests that they often experience the campus climate as invalidating, alienating, and hostile. Few studies, however, have actually focused on the classroom experiences of faculty of color when difficult racial dialogues occur. Using Consensually Qualitative Research, eight faculty of color were... Continue Reading →
Race and Gender Oppression in the Classroom: The Experiences of Women Faculty of Color with White Male Students (2010)
ABSTRACT: Research shows that an oppressive classroom environment impairs learning and academic performance for students with oppressed identities. Less research examines faculty perceptions of their classroom, but such research could reveal whether an oppressive environment impairs teaching effectiveness. Although the literature shows that women faculty of color spend a disproportionate amount of time teaching, researchers... Continue Reading →
Minority faculty members’ resilience and academic productivity: are they related? (2010).
ABSTRACT. Purpose To explore whether there is a relationship between resilience and academic productivity of minority faculty members in U.S. academic health centers. For the purposes of the study, the authors defined academic productivity as peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed publications, grants, and academic promotion. Method In 2007, the authors simultaneously collected quantitative and qualitative data by... Continue Reading →
Transforming the Culture of the Academy through “Preparing Future Faculty” Programs (2010)
ABSTRACT: Preparing Future Faculty programs were developed as an alternate way to prepare doctoral students for academic careers. The author discusses experiences of faculty of color in institutions of higher education. The article describes the original University of Georgia Preparing Future Faculty in Psychology program with its emphasis on students of color. Lessons learned and... Continue Reading →
Smiling Faces and Colored Spaces: The Experiences of Faculty of Color Pursing Tenure in the Academy. (2009)
ABSTRACT: Through a comprehensive literature review, this article identifies and discusses barriers to recruitment and retention of faculty of color. Marginalization, racism and sexism manifested as unintended barriers are presented as a few of the barriers faculty of color face in successfully navigating the tenure process. Informed by this literature review, we conducted a self-study... Continue Reading →
How to Survive and Thrive in Academia (2009)
ABSTRACT: This qualitative study investigated the survival and coping strategies employed by 17 faculty of color teaching in counseling programs across the United States. Results indicated that for participants, the meaning of survival extends beyond the ability to meet expectations for tenure and promotion and achieve professional longevity. Survival entails engaging in a variety of... Continue Reading →
Teaching in the Line of fire: Faculty of Color in the Academy (2009)
ABSTRACT: Historically, faculty of color have been woefully underrepresented in higher education. Since the 1980s, though, numbers for these academics have begun to increase. According to a 2005 report from the American Council on Education (ACE), faculty of color have experienced steady growth during the past two decades, more than doubling their numbers to over... Continue Reading →
Faculty of Color in Academe: What 20 years of Literature Tells Us (2008)
ABSTRACT> To better prepare students for an increasingly diverse society, campuses across the country remain engaged in efforts to diversify the racial and ethnic makeup of their faculties. However, faculty of color remain seriously underrepresented, making up 17% of total full-time faculty. In the past 20 years, more than 300 authors have addressed the status... Continue Reading →
Racial Microaggressions against Black Counseling and Counseling Psychology Faculty: A Central Challenge in the Multicultural Counseling Movement (2008)
ABSTRACT: This article reports on the results of a qualitative study of Black faculty working in counseling and counseling psychology programs. This investigation involved the use of semistructured interviews to explore the racial microaggressions Black faculty members reportedly experienced in academia. Results of the analysis indicated that 7 primary microaggression themes were perceived by the... Continue Reading →
Examining the Relation Between Race and Student Evaluations of Faculty Members: A Literature Review (2007).
ABSTRACT. The assertion that scholarship is limited on the relation between ethnicity and student evaluations of faculty members is perhaps an understatement. While there is a wealth of scholarship on the relation between gender and student evaluations of faculty members, little has been published on how ethnicity (of both faculty members and students) informs students'... Continue Reading →
Faculty Members’ Social Identities and Classroom Authority (2007).
ABSTRACT. How do faculty members’ social group identities influence their choices about how they present themselves and their course materials? How do these identities affect student responses to them and the material they present? Chesler, M., & Young, A. A. (2007). Faculty members’ social identities and classroom authority. New Directions For Teaching and Learning, 111,... Continue Reading →
Student Experiences with Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges: Another Claim for Distinctiveness (2006)
ABSTRACT: This study explores the relationship between organizational and individual characteristics and diversity-related experiences at liberal arts colleges. Compared with their counterparts at other types of institutions, students at liberal arts colleges report more experiences with diversity. In addition, this study also finds that diversity experiences are positively related with a variety of student outcomes.... Continue Reading →
The Contribution of Faculty of Color to Undergraduate Education (2006)
ABSTRACT: Using data from a national study of 13,499 faculty at 134 colleges and universities, this study explores the impact of faculty of color on undergraduate education. This study finds compelling evidence to suggest that faculty of color do provide an important contribution to undergraduate education in two ways. First, faculty of color employ a... Continue Reading →
Coloring the Academic Landscape: Faculty of Color Breaking the Silence in Predominantly White Colleges and Universities. (2006).
ABSTRACT. This article, based on a larger, autoethnographic qualitative research project, focuses on the first-hand experiences of 27 faculty of color teaching in predominantly White colleges and universities. The 27 faculty represented a variety of institutions, disciplines, academic titles, and ranks. They identified themselves as African American, American Indian, Asian, Asian American, Latina/o, Native Pacific... Continue Reading →
Perceptions of African American Male Junior Faculty on Promotion and Tenure: Implications for Community Building and Social Capital. (2006)
ABSTRACT. A qualitative online individual interviewing approach was used to explore the perceptions of 32 African American male junior faculty at predominantly White institutions (PWIs) on how to improve support systems and structures to navigate promotion and tenure. The findings from this study revealed that, beyond the political and financial capital needed to build, support,... Continue Reading →
Students’ Preconceptions of Professors: Benefits and Barriers according to Ethnicity and Gender (2005)
ABSTRACT. The present study examined the influence of professor and student characteristics on students’ preconceptions of college professors. Course syllabi for a politically charged social science course were constructed with versions varying by teaching style, professor gender, and professor ethnicity. A total of 633 (44% Latino; 34% African American; 22% Anglo) undergraduates rated the course... Continue Reading →
“Unsettling Relations”: Racism and Sexism Experienced by Faculty of Color in a Predominantly White Canadian University (2005)
ABSTRACT: This article is a qualitative investigation of the experiences of nine women of color in a predominantly White Canadian university. Although the sample size is small, this study underscores racism and sexism pervading in some contexts, situations, and relationships for women of color in academe. Minority instructors perceive racism as infusing most aspects of... Continue Reading →
Una Lucha de Fronteras (2004)
"ABSTRACT: The 'lived contradictions' of female faculty of color is the focus of this paper. Quantitative data paint the picture of the existing institutional inequities (salary, tenure/promotion quality of life) that place and keep women of color in economic and scholarly ghettos. One African American woman scholar and two Chicana scholars describe their experiences of... Continue Reading →
Race, Research, and Tenure: Institutional Credibility and the Incorporation of African, Latino, and American Indian Faculty. (2003)
ABSTRACT: Conventional wisdom suggests that colleges and universities act in objective ways that are guided, in large measure, by an unrelenting quest for the truth. This article, however, draws on the literature on the power of race to demonstrate how some universities use tenure and promotion committees, as well as other resources, to show that... Continue Reading →
The Implementation of Diversity in Predominantly White Colleges and Universities. (2003)
ABSTRACT. Across America, colleges and universities have appropriated the language of diversity as a way of signaling their commitment to faculty and students of color. This article argues that language of diversity and efforts to implement diversity are bound to fail in the absence of an institutional commitment to incorporating strategies for diversity into their... Continue Reading →
Retention, Tenure, and Promotion of Hispanic Faculty in Colleges of Education: Working Toward Success Within the Higher Education System. (2003)
ABSTRACT. Evidence assessing the inclusion of diverse faculty in U.S. universities indicates some institutions are failing to meet their needs, especially of Hispanic faculty. One of the major reasons to effectively deal with this issue is the lack of ability to quell visible and silent variables that block the success of diverse faculty. Guanipa, C.,... Continue Reading →
Living in Two Worlds: Success and the Bicultural Faculty of Color. (2003)
ABSTRACT. The University of Hawaii faculty interviewed in this study provide a glimpse of the factors that they think influenced their success and identify a bicultural stance that helps them surmount institutional barriers and balance the demands of a faculty career. The research design used the grounded theory approach to build theory, incorporating a guiding... Continue Reading →
“Race Doesn’t Matter, but…”: The Effect of Race on Professors’ Experiences and Emotion Management in the Undergraduate College Classroom (2003)
ABSTRACT. Research has shown how black scholars' experiences differ from those of their white counterparts in regard to research and service, but few studies have addressed the influence of race on professors' teaching experiences. In this paper I examine how and to what degree race shapes professors' perceptions and experiences in the undergraduate college classroom.... Continue Reading →
An Apartheid of Knowledge in Academia: The Struggle Over the “Legitimate” Knowledge of Faculty of Color (2002).
ABSTRACT. The University as an institution is a key arena where “legitimate’’ knowledge is established. While discourses of power may have qualities of constraint and repression, they are not, nor have they ever been, uncontested. Indeed, the process of determining what is “legitimate knowledge’’ and for what purpose that knowledge should be produced is a... Continue Reading →
The Black Academic: Faculty Status among African Americans in U.S. Higher Education (2000).
ABSTRACT. Research reveals a persistent problem of underrepresentation and low academic status of African American faculty members at most U.S. colleges and universities. Using univariate and bivariate statistics, this study examined the status of African Americans in the U.S. professorate and its relationship to this group's access and success. It compared the characteristics, experiences, and... Continue Reading →