The Beauty and the Burden of Being a Black Professor Vol: 24

Cheron H. Davis
Florida A&M University, USA

Adriel A. Hilton
Seton Hill University, USA

Ricardo Hamrick
Ohio University, USA

F. Erik Brooks
Central State University, USA

Product Details
18 Jan 2021
Emerald Publishing Limited
216 pages - 152 x 229mm
Diversity in Higher Education
It has been well chronicled that Black professors have experienced a long history of inequities and inequalities within the academic space. This volume explores the experiences, challenges and triumphs experienced by Black professors.  

Including personal essays written by Black professors, this volume showcases personal insights and inspirational stories from leading Black scholars across the US. It highlights and problematizes the uncomfortable truth of the lack of diversity in many higher education institutions in order to further discussions on the topic of race in academia, and to assist academics of color in preparing for their careers. Future academics will gain a sense of how to launch their careers, stay productive in research, teaching and service, and avoid the racial-related malaise that can hinder new academics of color. 

By presenting discussions on professional development, and emphasizing the challenges and triumphs experienced by Black professors across disciplines, this book provides advice for junior Black scholars on how to navigate academe and tackle the challenges that Black scholars often face.
Foreword; Marybeth Gasman
Chapter 1. Black Professorship: The Beauty and the Beast; Cheron H. Davis, Adriel Hilton, Ricardo Hamrick, F. Erik Brooks
Chapter 2. Hazard Ahead: The Impact of High Executive Turnover Rates on African Americans Navigation of the Professoriate at HBCUs; William Broussard
Chapter 3. The Spook That Sat by the Ivory Tower: A Scholarly Personal Narrative of a Black Man';s Tenure-Track Journey in the Academy; Ron Whitaker
Chapter 4. Ph.D. to Professor: An Open Letter to A Young Scholar; Robert T. Palmer and Janelle L. Williams
Chapter 5. May the Work I've Done Speak for Me: Tenure and Promotion; C. Douglas Johnson
Chapter 6. My Time in the Academy: A Cautionary Tale; Carlos J. Minor
Chapter 7. Unstoppable: A Black Woman's Journey Through the Professorate; Alishea Rowley
Chapter 8. A Dialogue Between Sisters; Altheria Caldera and Renee Simms
Chapter 9. Two Worlds: A Black Woman Scholar at a Diverse Historically Black College; Erin W. Gilliam
Chapter 10. Adjunct Faculty Professional Identity: An African American Postsecondary Administrator's Part-time Teaching Narrative; C. Dean Campbell
Chapter 11. Mentorship Made the Difference: My Journey to an Unexpected Destination; Erica Russell
Chapter 12. I Am Because We Are, Not Just Mentoring, but a Collaborative Approach to Faculty and Student Development; Novell E. Tani, Steven C. Williams, Rochelle Parrish, Dominic Burrows, Cassidy Ferguson, Angelique Reed, Haleem Brown, and Imelda Theodore
Chapter 13. Using a Cross-Disciplinary Teaching Approach to Attenuate the Void: Building Educators and Researchers at a Historically Black College/University (HBCU), Cheron H. Davis, Novell E. Tani, Arie Christon
Chapter 14. Conclusion; Adriel Hilton, Ricardo Hamrick, F. Erik Brooks, Cheron H. Davis
Epilogue; Levon Esters
Cheron H. Davis, PhD is Associate Professor of Reading Education at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and Co-Research Director at the North Florida Freedom Schools, USA. 

Adriel A. Hilton, PhD is the Dean of Students and Diversity Officer in the Division of Student Affairs at Seton Hill University, USA.  

Ricardo Hamrick is Resident Director within the Office of Housing and Residence Life in the Division of Student Affairs at Ohio University, USA. 

F. Erik Brooks, PhD is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Central State University.

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