Journey to the PH.D.: How to Navigate the Process as African Americans

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Oktober 2003



This book, by 24 Black scholars who have been there, offers a guide to aspiring doctoral students to the formal process and to the personal, emotional and intellectual challenges they are likely to face.


Brenda Jarmon: Lift Every Voice -- African American Students Surviving in Higher Education.; PART I: ENTRANCE INTO THE ACADEMY. LeKita V. Scott: Introduction; Kamau Oginga Siwatu: The Paths and Opportunities to Gaining Admission to the Graduate School of Your Choice; Tim Wilson, Nelson Soto and Jami Joyner: Deciding If and How to Pursue Doctoral Work; KaaVonia Hinton-Johnson: 'Dreams Hanging in the Air Like Smoke' - A Personal Reflection Influencing Enrollment and Persistence in Higher Education; Randal D. Pinkett: Five Degrees to a Ph.D. -- Positive Detours Along the Path to the Doctorate.; PART II: ADAPTING TO THE ACADEMY. Stephen Hancock: Balancing Act -- A Reflective Practice; Catherine Cushinberry: Maintaining My Identity -- Enhanced by the System, but Not Lost in It; Felicia Moore: In the Midst of It All -- My Experiences in Science and Science Teaching, a Feminist Perspective; Anthony Graham: Pressing Toward the Mark -- An African American Man's Reflection on the Doctoral Process at a Predominantly White Institution; Terrolyn Carter: Enduring the Race -- A Diary of My Graduate Years; Jonda McNair: 'Walk Tall in the World' -- Reflections from a Scholar of African American Children's Literature.; PART III: SURVIVING THE ACADEMY. Courtney Johnson: The Mask -- A Survival Tool; Lisa Watts: The Sankofa Bird of Ghana; April Peters: Making the Academy a Home for the Brave; Tamara Duckworth-Warner: Choosing a Mentor and Other Lessons of the Hidden Curriculum of Graduate School; Tarcha Rentz: The Role of Mentorship in Developing African American Students and Professionals; James Minor: For Better For Worse -- Improving Advising Relationships Between Faculty and Graduate Students; Carolyn Hopp, Vincent Mumford and Franklyn Williams: The Role of Mentoring for Future Academicians; Anna L. Green: Conclusion -- The Ph.D.: A Process, not a Product.; APPENDIX -- Preparing for the Professorate.


Anna L. Green is Assistant Professor in the School of Business and Industry at Florida A&M University. She is co-editor of Sisters of the Academy: Emergent Black Women Scholars in Higher Education (Stylus Publishing, 2001), and President of the Sisters of the Academy (SOTA) Institute. LeKita V. Scott is Director of Institutional Advancement and Stewardship at Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina.

EAN: 9781579220792
ISBN: 1579220797
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2003
Seitenanzahl: 281 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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