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The Crisis of Race in Higher Education: A Day of Discovery and Dialogue Vol: 19

William F. Tate IV
Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Nancy Staudt
Washington University School of Law, USA

Ashley Macrander
Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Product Details
22 Dec 2016
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
416 pages - 152 x 229mm
Diversity in Higher Education
The compendium of writings in this edited volume sheds light on the event “Race & Ethnicity: A Day of Discovery and Dialogue” at Washington University in St. Louis and the work current students, faculty, and staff are doing to improve inclusivity on campus and in St. Louis. The book includes speeches, reflections, art, and photography aligned with the Day of Discovery and Dialogue in addition to original academic work on race in higher education, race in St. Louis, and race in the United States. Leading scholars and emerging voices feature in this volume, filling a void in the race and higher education literature since it will foreground a case study of a single university at the epicenter of a national racial crisis and how a university-wide event brought a campus together. This praxis focus may have far reaching impact in aiding other universities across the country in addressing racial tensions in their own communities.
Foreword—Tales To Astonish: Why Race Matters And Why It Shouldn’t - Gerald Early Introduction SECTION 1: THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF RACE AND ETHNICITY Genetics and the Origins Of Race - Robert Sussman, Garland Allen and Alan Templeton The Missing Box: Multiracial Student Identity Development at a Predominantly White Institution - Ashley Macrander and Rachelle Winkle-Wagner Narrating Race and Identities from the Periphery: Diversity, Dilemma, and Discourses - Linling Gao-Miles SECTION 2: RACE AND ETHNICITY IN EVERYDAY LIFE Retaining Students of Color in Higher Education: Expanding Our Focus to Psychosocial Adjustment and mental Health - Juliette M. Iacovino and Sherman A. James Roadblocks on the Way to Higher Education: Non-Dominant Cultural Capital, Race, and the “Schools are Equalizer” Myth - Olivia Marcucci and Rowhea Elmesky Learning to Live Together: Connecting the Classroom to the Community for Racial Justice in Housing - Molly W. Metzger Academic and Community Partnerships and Social Change - Vetta L. Sanders Thompson and Sula M. Hood SECTION 3: MOVING BEYOND STEREOTYPES On the Light Versus Dark Side of Empathy: Implications for Intergroup Dynamics in a Diverse Society - Stephanie A. Peak, Emily J. Hanson, Fade R. Eadeh and Alan J. Lambert Storytelling in Higher Education - Shyam Akula The Roots are Racism: Historical and Current Racial Bias on College Campuses and their (Unintended) Push on the Diversity Agenda - LaTanya N. Buck and Purvi Patel Bringing Ourselves Back from Extinction in Academia: Becoming an Indigenous Scholar - Savannah Martin A Future of Native Students: From Victimization to Value to Victory - Carol Schuermann, Molly Tovar and David A. Patterson Silver Wolf SECTION 4: THE FUTURE AND OUR UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY The Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship Program: A Pre- and Post-Grutter Analysis - Sheri R. Notaro, Erin Daugherty, Mark C. Hogrebe, Pat Howard, Diana Hill Mitchell and William F. Tate IV Doing Diversity in Higher Education for International Students - James V. Wertsch and Teresa Sarai The John B. Ervin Scholars Program’s “Legacy of Commitment”: Grounded in Discovery and Dialogue - Michelle A. Purdy Honoring our Investment: Low-Income Student Success at Washington University in St. Louis - Shyam Akula and Scott Jacobs Academic Support for an Increasingly Diverse Undergraduate Population: Challenges in Initiative Design and Implementation - Jennifer R. Smith, Heather J. Rice and Michael Chang A Private University Called to a Public Mission: Selective Higher Education, Diversity, and Access - Ashley Macrander and H. Holden Thorp Afterword—The Crisis of Race in Higher Education: A Focus on Inclusion - Mark S. Wrighton
William F. Tate IV holds the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. He serves as the Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education. Tate has a particular interest in STEM attainment. Ongoing research projects include understanding the distal and social factors that predict STEM doctoral degree attainment broadly defined to include highly quantitative social sciences disciplines. His co-edited book titled, Beyond Stock Stories and Folktales: African Americans’ Paths to STEM Fields captures the direction of this research program. Also, his research has focused on the development of epidemiological and geospatial models to explain the social determinants of education, health, and developmental outcomes. His book project titled, Research on Schools, Neighborhoods, and Communities: Toward Civic Responsibility reflects his interest in the geography of opportunity in metropolitan America. In 2016, he was elected to membership in the National Academy of Education. Nancy Staudt is a nationally renowned scholar in tax, tax policy, and empirical legal studies. Staudt has served as an advisory panelist and/or board member to organizations such as the National Science Foundation, the Association of American Law Schools’ Tax Section, and the Law and Society Association. Before assuming her deanship, Staudt served as vice dean for faculty and academic affairs at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and as the inaugural holder of the Edward G. Lewis Chair in Law and Public Policy; she was the Class of 1940 Research Professor of Law at Northwestern University and a Professor of law at Washington University from 2000 to 2006. Staudt has held visiting professorships at Vanderbilt University, Boston University, and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel, and she has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University. Prior to her academic appointments, Staudt was a tax associate at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco. She clerked for the Honorable John T. Noonan on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, and she provided free legal services to both battered women and organizations seeking tax-exempt status from the federal government. Ashley Macrander, Ph.D., is the Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Affairs at Washington University in St. Louis, where she advances professional and leadership development opportunities for the university’s graduate and professional students. Her broad research interests include the study of access and identity development among students of color and low socioeconomic status students in predominantly White higher education environments both domestically and internationally. Aligned with this research agenda, Ashley has taught at Tsinghua University in Beijing, studied at the University of Helsinki, and published work on the social determinants of access to higher education in South Africa. Her most recent research examines the political economy of international student mobility and the intersections of race, diversity, and international student status in U.S. higher education.

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