This book focuses on the significant role that professional education programs play at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and these programs' impact on society. Chapter authors discuss the contexts and experiences of students who have attended these programs, including their relationships with faculty, research opportunities, professional growth, personal enrichment, and institutional support. Taking into account social supports, identity development, and doctoral student socialization patterns, this book sheds light on what development and status of such professional education programs mean for future research and practice, while emphasizing issues of race, oppression, and marginalization.
Chapter 1 Introduction - Professional Education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Trends, Experiences and Outcomes Tiffany Fountaine Boykin, Adriel A. Hilton and Robert T. Palmer Chapter 2 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Role in Preparing Professional Students for the Global Workforce Larry J. Walker and Ramon B. Goings Chapter 3 Securing the Future: Creating Social Engineers for Societal Change at Historically Black College and University Law Schools Steve Mobley, Jr., Sunni Solomon II, and A. C. Johnson Chapter 4 Factors for Effective Recruitment, Development, Mentorship, and Retention of Education Doctoral Students Cheron H. Davis Chapter 5 Historically Black Medical Schools: Addressing the Minority Health Professional Pipeline and the Public Mission of Care For Vulnerable Populations Nycal Anthony-Townsend, Bettina M. Beech and Keith C. Norris Chapter 6 Staying in Focus: Research Self-efficacy and Mentoring Among HBCU Professional Doctorates Nadielka Bishop, Comfort Okpala, and C. Dean Campbell Chapter 7 Social Work Education and Cultural Competence: The Role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities Jennifer M. Johnson and Zuleka Henderson Chapter 8 Mentoring Experiences of Graduate Students in HBCU Professional Programs Sean Robinson and Charmaine Troy Chapter 9 Beyond Respectable: Why Earn an Advanced Degree from an Historically Black College and University Rikesha L. Fry Brown, Alonzo Flowers, Adriel A. Hilton, Michelle DeJohnette Chapter 10 In Excess of Legitimate Need: Title III and the Development of Graduate and Online Degree Programs at Morgan State University Mauric
Tiffany Fountaine Boykin is Assistant Director of Student Services at Anne Arundel Community College. Adriel A. Hilton is Director of the Myrtle Beach Metropolitan Campus at Webster University. Robert T. Palmer is Interim Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Howard University.