Mentoring Faculty of Color
Essays on Professional Development and Advancement in Colleges and Universities
About the Book
The 14 new essays in this collection, from under-represented faculty who teach at predominantly white colleges and universities, discuss both the tenure and promotion experiences of faculty of color and are not racial, ethnic, gender, cultural or discipline specific.
The book is thus not only for aspiring graduate students of color and faculty of color desirous of outside mentoring but also for administrators interested in the professional development and dilemmas of faculty of color.
Faculty of color describes how they navigated the complex terrain of higher education to achieve tenure or promotion. Most of the contributors are at the associate professor stage of their careers and some hold the rank of full professor.
About the Author(s)
Dwayne Mack is an associate professor of history and Carter G. Woodson Chair of African American History at Berea College.
Elwood D. Watson is a professor of history and African American studies at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Michelle Madsen Camacho is a professor and chair of the Sociology Department at the University of San Diego.
Edited by Dwayne Mack, Elwood D. Watson and Michelle Madsen Camacho
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliographies, index
Copyright Date: 2013
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Introduction: Faculty of Color in Higher Education 1
Black Robe, White Collar: Achieving Tenure at a Catholic Liberal Arts College in New York City Mark A. Pottinger 17
Navigating the Tenure and Promotion Processes at Regional Comprehensive Universities: Challenges and Coping Strategies Tom Otieno 26
Were It Not for the Students, I Would Love to Teach!
How Women Can Manage Their Classrooms Robin R. Means Coleman 42
A Bridge or a Wall: Struggles of a Pioneer Woman Tasneem Khaleel 56
Latina Faculty Narratives and the Challenges of Tenure: Identifying Strategies, Institutionalizing Accountability Alyssa Garcia 69
Beyond Toleration and Lip Service: Engaging Differences and Reﬂecting on Disciplinary Collaborations Juliet McMullin 88
An Open Letter on How to Succeed in Academic Life Judith Liu 103
Creating the Perfect Storm: Making the Best Case for Promotion and Tenure Toni Griego Jones 116
Keep on Pushing: Earning Tenure at a Predominantly White Liberal Arts College While Staying True to My African American Culture Dwayne Mack 127
Multiple Voices: Same Song Jacqueline B. Temple, Yer J. Thao, and
Samuel D. Henry 140
Bearing Children on the Tenure Track: Survival Strategies from the Trenches Michelle Madsen Camacho 153
The Path to Promotion to Full Professor Elwood D. Watson 165
Writing an Effective Curriculum Vitae: An Introduction to Presenting and Promoting Your Academic Career Angela M. Nelson 178
Life After Tenure Denial Andrea Smith 195
About the Contributors 205
Book Reviews & Awards
“a welcome addition…valuable insights…a must-read”—International Journal of Multicultural Education; “Mentoring Faculty of Color is a must read for junior faculty and aspiring tenure track faculty of color. In 14 essays a diverse range of scholars talk about their individual stories as they pertain to the promotion and tenure process (P&T). They also discuss a wide range of strategies on how junior faculty of color could successfully navigate and survive in the academy while maintaining their cultural identities.”—Herbert G. Ruffin II.