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Faculty of Color and Minorities

Resources for Faculty of Color & Minority Faculty

Welcome to the Faculty of Color/Minority Faculty resource page. This resource is designed to provide information for all Drexel faculty members about the experiences and issues that may affect faculty of color and minority faculty members at Drexel and elsewhere.

An excellent introductory resource is “Keeping Our Faculties: Addressing the Recruitment and Retention of Faculty of Color” which includes the proceedings of a 2002 conference at the University of Minnesota

URM Faculty Interest Group 

Established to create an informal forum for learning and dialogue, the Under-Represented Minority (URM*) Faculty Interest Group is designed to meet the needs of faculty members who self-identify as faculty of color and to provide opportunities for networking and forming cross-disciplinary connections. The group welcomes all Drexel faculty members. The Office of Faculty Affairs hosts and provides organizational support for meetings and events.

For questions regarding the URM Faculty Interest Group, please contact the group's co-coordinators, Ellonda L. Green, M.Ed. ( in the Office of Faculty Affairs or Professor Valerie Ifill (

*Four groups are considered underrepresented in higher education relative to their proportion in the general U.S. population and are defined as such by the National Science Foundation: African American/Black, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, and Native American.

Past Events:

  • October 30, 2015
    URM Faculty Interest Group Inaugural Meeting
  • December 9, 2015
    URM Faculty Interest Group Reception & Discussion with Provost Brian Blake

Next Meeting:

  • February 2016, TBA


Books and Articles

Agathangelou, A.M., & Ling, L.H.M. (2002). An Unten(ur)able Position: The Politics of Teaching for Women of Color in the US. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 4(3), 368-399.

Aguirre, A. (2000). Women and minority faculty in the academic workplace: recruitment, retention, and academic culture. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Aguirre Jr., A., R. Martinez, & A. Hernandez. (1993). Majority and minority faculty perceptions in academe. Research in Higher Education. 34(3), 371-384.

Allen, W. R., Epps, E. G., Guillory, E. A., Suh, S. A., & Bonous-Hammarth, M. (2000). The black academic: Faculty status among African Americans in U.S. higher education. The Journal of Negro Education, 69(1&2), 112-127.

Antonio, A. L. (2002). Faculty of color reconsidered: Reassessing contributions to scholarship. The Journal of Higher Education, (September/October), 582-602.

Antonio, A.L. Faculty of Color and Scholarship Transformed: New Arguments for Diversifying Faculty. Diversity Digest.

Aquirr, A. (2000). Women and minority faculty in the academic workplace: Recruitment, retention and academic culture. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Reports, 27(6), 1-110.

Azoulay, K.G. (1998). (White) women and (racial) diversity in the academy: Reflections on intentions and interventions. Review of Education/Pedagogy/Cultural Studies, 20(3), 211-217.

Banks, W.M. (1984). Afro-American scholars in the university. American Behavioral Scientist, 27(3), 325-338.

Baez, B. (2000). Race-related service and faculty of color: Conceptualizing critical agency in academe. Higher Education, 39(3), 363-391.

Benjamin, L. (Ed.). (1997). Black women in the academy: Promises and perils. Gainsville, FL: University Press of Florida.

Bernal, D. D., & Villalpando, O. (2002). An apartheid of knowledge in academia: The struggle over the "legitimate" knowledge of faculty of color. Equity & Excellence in Education, 35(2), 169-180.

Blackshire-Belay, C. (1998). Under attack: The status of minority faculty members in the academy. Academe, 84(4), 30-36.

Butner, B. K., Burley, H., & Marbley, A. F. (2000). Coping with the unexpected: Black faculty at predominantly white institutions. Journal of Black Studies, 30(3), 453-462.

Castellanos, J., & Jones, L. (Eds.). (2003). The majority in the minority: Expanding the representation of Latina/o faculty, administrators and students in higher education. Herndon, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Chait, R. P., & Trower, C. A. (2002). Faculty diversity: Too little for too long.

Clewell, B. C., & Campbell, P. B. (2002). Taking stock: Where we’ve been, where we are, where we’re going. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 8(3&4), 255-284.

Cole, S., & Barber, E. G. (2003). Increasing faculty diversity: The occupational choices of high-achieving minority students. Cambridge, Mass:Harvard University Press.

Committee on Women in Psychology and APA Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training in Psychology. (1998). Surviving and thriving in academia: A guide for women and ethnic minorities. Washington, DC.

Cooper J.E., & Dannelle D. Stevens. (2002). Tenure in the Sacred Grove: Issues and Strategies for Women and Minority Faculty.

Cuadraz, G. H. (1993). Meritocracy (un)challenged: The making of a Chicano and Chicana professoriate and professional class. University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

de la Luz Reyes, M., & J.J. Halcon. (1998). Racism in academia: The old wolf revisited. Harvard educational review, 58(3), 299-314.

De Castell, S., & M. Bryson (Eds.). (1997). Radical interventions: Identity, politics, and difference/s in educational praxis. State University of New York Press.

Delgado Bernal, D., & Villalpando, O. (2002). The apartheid of knowledge in the academy: The struggle over "legitimate" knowledge for faculty of color. Journal of Equity and Excellence in Education, Special Issue on Critical Race Theory in Education, 35(2), 169-180.

Erickson, C.D., & Rodriguez, E.R. (1999). Indiana Jane and the temples of doom: Recommendations for enhancing women and racial/ethnic faculty's success in academia. Innovative Higher Education, 24(2), 149-168.

Essed, P. (2000). Dilemmas in leadership: Women of colour in the academy. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 23(3), 888-904.

Essien, V. (2003). Visible and invisible barriers to the incorporation of faculty of color in predominantly white law schools. Journal of Black Studies, 34(1), 63-71.

Fenelon, J. (2003). Race, Research, and Tenure: Institutional Credibility and the Incorporation of African, Latino, and American Indian faculty. Journal of Black Studies, 34(1), 87-100.

Frierson Jr, H.T. (1990). The situation of black educational researchers: Continuation of a crisis. Educational researcher. 19(2), 12-17.

Garcia, M. (2000). Succeeding in an academic career: A guide for faculty of color. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Gunning, S. (2000). Now that they have us, what’s the point? (S. G. Lim & M. Herrera-Sobek (Eds.)). Power, Race, and Gender in Academe: Strangers in the Tower? 171-182. New York:Modern Language Association.

Hamilton, K. (2003). Mission Possible. Black Issues in Higher Education, 20(18), 24-28.

Hamlet, J. D. (1999). Giving the sistuhs their due: The lived experiences of African American women in academia. Nature of a sistuh: Black women's lived experiences in contemporary culture. (In T. McDonald & T. Ford-Ahmed (Eds.)). Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

Harvard Magazine. (2002). Faculty Diversity. Harvard Magazine.

Harvey, W. B. (2001). Minorities in higher education 2000-2001: Eighteenth annual report status report. Washington, DC: American Council on Education.

Harvey, W.B. (1999). Grass Roots and Glass Ceilings: African American administrators in predominantly white colleges and universities. State University of New York Press.

Horton, H. W. (2000). Perspectives on the current status of the racial climate relative to students, staff, and faculty of color at predominantly white colleges/universities in America. Equity & Excellence in Education, 33(3), 35-37.

Johnson, Barbara J., & Harvey, William (2002). The Socialization of Black College Faculty: Implications for Policy and Practice. Review of Higher Education, 25(3), 297-314.

Johnsrud, L.K., & K.C. Sadao. (1998). The common experience of 'otherness': Ethnic and racial minority faculty. Review of Higher Education. 21(4), 315-342.

Jones, L. (Ed.). (2002). Making it on broken promises: Leading African American male scholars confront the culture in higher education. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing. 2002.

Jones, L. (2001). Retaining African Americans in higher education, Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Jones, L. (Ed.). (2000). Brothers of the academy: Up and coming black scholars earning our way in higher education. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Laden, B. V., & Hagedorn, L. S. (2000). Job satisfaction among faculty of color in academe: Individual survivors or institutional transformers. New Directions for Institutional Research, 105, 57-66.

McKay, N. (1983). Black woman professor—White university. Women’s studies international forum. 6(2), 143-147.

McKenzie, M. M. (2002). Labor above and beyond the call: A black woman scholar in the academy. Sister circle: Black women and work. (S. Harley & T. W. a. W. Collective (Eds.)). New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Medina, C., & Luna, G. (2000). Narratives from Latina professors in higher education. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 31(1), 47-66.

Moody, J. (2000). Tenure and diversity: some different voices. Academe, 86(3), 30-33.

Moses Y.T. (1989). Black Women in Academe: Issues and Strategies. The Association of American Colleges and Universities. Project on the Status and Education of Women.

NCES. (2002). The condition of education 2002: status of women and minority faculty. National Center for Education Statistics.

Nelson, D. J., & Rogers, D. C. (2004). A national analysis of diversity in science and engineering faculties at research universities.

Nieves-Squires S. (1991). Hispanic Women: Making Their Presence on Campus Less Tenuous. Association of American Colleges, Project on the Status and Education of Women. Washington: DC.

Nunez-Smith, M., Ciarleglio, M. M., Sandoval-Schaefer, T., Elumn, J., Castillo-Page, L., Peduzzi, P., Bradley, E.H. ( 2012). Institutional Variation in the Promotion of Racial/Ethnic Minority Faculty at US Medical Schools. American Journal of Public Health, 102(5), 852-858.

Padilla, R., & Rudolfo Chávez (Eds.) (1995). The Leaning Ivory Tower: Latino Professors in American Universities.

Pérez, Z. M. (2002). Toward recruiting and retaining Latino students and faculty: Gauging commitment. Perspectivas, 15-26.

Phillip, M. C. (1993). Feminism in black and white: Despite gains, sexism and racism present unique hurdle for black women in academia. Black Issues in Higher Education, 11, 12-17.

Rai, K. B., & Critzer, J. W. (2000). Affirmative Action and the University: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Higher Education Employment. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.

Reflecting on 20 years on minorities in higher education and the ACE annual status report
(2004). Washington, DC: American Council on Education: Center for Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Equity.

Reid, Landon D., & Radhakrishnan, Phanikiran, (2003). Race Matters: The Relation between Race and General Campus Climate. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 9(3), 263-275.

Sadao, K. C. (2003). Living in two worlds: Success and the bicultural faculty of color. Review of Higher Education, 26(4), 397-418.

Segura, D. A. (2003). Navigating between two worlds: The labyrinth of Chicana intellectual production in the academy. Journal of Black Studies, 34(1), 28-51.

Smith, W.A., Altbach, P.G., & Lomotey, K. (Eds.). (2002). The racial crisis in American higher education. Albany, NY:State University of New York Press.

Thomas, G.D., & Hollenshead, C. (2001). Resisting from the margins: The coping strategies of black women and other women of color faculty members at a research university. The Journal of Negro Education, 70(3), 166-175.

Thurman, T. (2002). Are We There Yet? Retaining Faculty of Color. Black Issues in Higher Education.

Turner, C. S. V. (2002). Women of color in academe: Living with multiple marginality. The Journal of Higher Education, 73(1), 74-93.

Turner, C.S., & S.L. Myers, Jr. (2000). Faculty of color in academe: Bittersweet success. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Turner, C.S., S.L. Myers, Jr., & J.W. Creswell. (1999). Exploring underrepresentation: The case of faculty of color in the Midwest. The Journal of Higher Education. 70(1), 27-59.

Turner, C. S. (2003). Incorporation and marginalization in the academy: From border toward center for faculty of color? Journal of Black Studies, 34(1), 112-125.

Villalpando, O., & Delgado Bernal, D. (2002). A critical race theory analysis of barriers that impede the success of faculty of color. The racial crisis in American higher education: Continuing challenges for the twenty-first century. (P. W. Smith & P. G. Altbach & K. Lomotey (Eds.). Albany: State University of New York Press.

Weems, Robert E. (2003). The Incorporation of Black Faculty at Predominantly White Institutions: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective. Journal of Black Studies, 34(1), 101-111.