Books that counter the narrative

14 Secrets to a Done Dissertation

A Guide to Navigating the Dissertation Process and Finishing in Record Time

Dr. Goings shares fourteen proven strategies that will help you navigate the dissertation process and finish in record time.

In this book you will discover:

  • How to manage your busy schedule and reclaim your time to finish your dissertation.

  • Strategies to overcome perfectionism and procrastination.

  • The science and art of selecting a dissertation chair and committee members.

  • How to prepare you and your family for your dissertation proposal and final defense.

Through implementing these secrets and completing the dissertation process, you will transform your professional life through being recognized as an expert in your field, commanding a higher salary at work and in your consulting, and securing career advancing opportunities. Importantly you will accomplish your personal goal of degree completion and make your family proud.

Creating and Sustaining Effective K-12 School Partnerships

Firsthand Accounts of Promising Practices

This book is a compilation of manuscripts and studies that explore partnerships and strategies educators and educational leaders use to produce positive socio-educational outcomes for Black students in various contexts.

“Creating and Sustaining Effective K-12 School Partnerships: Firsthand Accounts of Promising Practices” is unique because it illuminates examples of effective school-community partnerships that foster positive student outcomes. “Creating and Sustaining Effective K-12 School Partnerships: Firsthand Accounts of Promising Practices” is intended as a practical text for committed educational leaders, at different professional points (e.g., practicing teachers, pre-service school counselors and teachers), who are eager to transform the current educational trajectory of Black children through interventions that show promise.

How the Obama Presidency Changed the Political Landscape

Covering key issues ranging from education to political mobilization to racial stratification, this book provides a comprehensive examination of the Obama Presidency.

• Investigates linkages among micro and macro political issues, including voting rights, patterns, and Get Out the Vote (GOTV) initiatives

• Provides a fair and balanced examination of the challenges Obama encountered across his two terms in office

• Considers the short- and long-term impacts Obama’s presidency had on race relations

• Spotlights the hot topics of race and ethnicity in politics, particularly in light of the Obama presidency and frequent conflicts and discussions regarding race

R.A.C.E. Mentoring Through Social Media

Black And Hispanic Scholars Share Their Journey In The Academy (Contemporary Perspectives on Access, Equity, and Achievement)

The Ivory Tower is and can often be a lonely place for faculty of color. Social injustices run deep and are entrenched within academia. Faculty of color (FOC), more specifically Black and Hispanic, often lament about the `Black/Brown’ tax that frequently takes its toll both personally and professionally, and pushes them out of the academy.

In essence, we are an anomaly and the implications of this are clear and dire, as evidenced by persistent achievement, access, and expectation gaps within the academy.Scholars of color (SOC), at all stages, but particularly during doctoral training, frequently struggle to not just survive, but to thrive, in the academy.

Graduate Education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

A Student Perspective (Routledge Research in Higher Education)

Highlighting the voices and experiences of Black graduate students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), this book features the perspectives of students from a variety of academic backgrounds and institutional settings. Contributors discuss their motivation to attend an HBCU for graduate studies, their experiences, and how these helped prepare them for their career.

To be prepared to serve the increasing number of Black students with access to graduate programs at HBCUs, university administrators, faculty, and staff require a better understanding of these students’ needs and how to meet them. Addressing some of today’s most urgent issues and educational challenges, this book expands the literature on HBCUs and provides insight into the role their graduate schools play in building a diverse academic and professional community.