Underserved Populations at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: The Pathway to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Vol: 21

Cheron H. Davis
Florida A&M University, USA

Adriel A. Hilton
Seton Hill University, USA

Donavan L. Outten
Webster University, USA

Product Details
12 Nov 2018
Emerald Publishing Limited
272 pages - 152 x 229mm
Diversity in Higher Education


This book focuses on the lived experiences of underserved student and faculty populations at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and the implications these experiences have for higher education policy. Contributors discuss the contexts and experiences of students and faculty who navigate the political and social spaces of HBCUs while supporting healthy personal and robust professional goals. 

The stigmas and social nuances that plague students and faculty of color do not dissolve with their arrival at an HBCU, but rather they transform into a new set of challenges that demand the attention of researchers. Taking into account institutional supports, identity development, and socialization patterns, this book sheds light on what the experiences of higher education’s “outsiders” mean for future research and practice, while emphasizing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Chapter 1. Bringing the ‘Othered’ Back In: Building the Case for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at HBCUs; Cheron H. Davis, Adriel A. Hilton & Donavan L. Outten 
Chapter 2. A Balancing Act: Being First Still, and Faculty at an HBCU; Erica R. Russell 
Chapter 3. Serving students, faculty, and notice: Student co-operation, faculty collaboration, and institutional counter-narration at a southern flagship HBCU; William Broussard 
Chapter 4. The Contemporary Role of the HBCU in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Absence of On-going Historical Relevance; Alvin Killough, Eryn Killough, James Burnett & Grover Bailey 
Chapter 5. Just Let Us Be Great!: Mentoring Students at an HBCU; Rachel B. Dunbar 
Chapter 6. White Faces in Black Spaces: Examining Faculty-Student Engagement for White Doctoral Student Success at Historically Black Colleges and Universities; Tiffany Fountaine Boykin & Larry J. Walker 
Chapter 7. Religious Minority Students at HBCUs; Yoruba Taheerah Mutakabbir 
Chapter 8. Thursdays at Five Thirty-Five; Phyllis Swann Underwood 
Chapter 9. The Role of HBCUs in Tackling Issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Jewell Winn, Kisha Bryan, & Andrea Tyler 
Chapter 10. Challenging Cultural Norms at HBCUs: How Perceptions Impact LGBTQ Student’s Experiences; Larry J. Walker & Ramon B. Goings 
Chapter 11. Afrocentric Worldview, Hetero-Normative Ethos and Black LGBTQ Intellectuals Matriculating through Afrocentric Psychology Programs at Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCUs); Novell E. Tani & Simone Grier 
Chapter 12. Providing Support for non-Black Students and Faculty at HBCUs: A Promising Approach for Senior Academic and Student Affairs Officers’ (SASAOs); Henrietta Williams Pichon 
Chapter 13. Envisioning Equity: Women at the Helm of HBCU Leadership; Amanda Washington Lockett & Marybeth Gasman 
Chapter 14. Bad Board Behaviors: Undermining Growth and Development at Historically Black Colleges and Universities; Maurice C. Taylor 
Chapter 15. What’s Next?; Adriel A. Hilton, Cheron H. Davis, & Donavan L. Outten
Cheron H. Davis is Assistant Professor of Reading Education at Florida A&M University's College of Education, USA, and Co-Research Director for North Florida Freedom Schools (NFFS), a Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools® Partner. Her research interests include teacher preparation at historically black colleges and universities, multicultural reading pedagogy, the promotion of equity and justice through literacy, and early literacy intervention techniques. 
Adriel A. Hilton is dean of students and diversity officer at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.  Recently, he served as Director of the Webster University Myrtle Beach Metropolitan Extended Campus, USA. As the Chief Administrative Officer, he was charged with implementing programs and policies to achieve Webster University's overall goals and objectives at the Extended Campus. 
Donavan Outten is Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs at Webster University, USA, where he is responsible for the extended campus network. He is a powerful trainer, consultant, educator and administrator with over 20 years' experience.
With Underserved Populations at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: The Pathway to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Davis, Hilton and Outten have assembled a powerful group of authors who systematically address key challenges faced at HBCUs – their failure to adequately meet the needs of LGBTQ students and faculty, first generation college students, seekers of cultural knowledge, religious minorities, white faculty, white students and others. Having eloquently posed these important shortcomings of these institutions, the editors and authors do an impressive job of considering critically important implications for policy within these institutions and challenging researchers to further explore these hypocrisies. - Kofi Lomotey, Bardo Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership, Western Carolina University, USA

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