Marybeth Gasman - Higher Education
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Dr. Marybeth Gasman
University of Pennsylvania professor Marybeth Gasman explores issues of access and retention for students and faculty of color and Historically Black Colleges and Universities, among other things.


During an Economic Crisis, Don’t Make Cuts in Institutional Advancement

by | March 2, 2009
A few days ago, I was on the phone with a good friend, Nelson Bowman, who works as the Director [...] Read more

What the Media want to Know about HBCUs?

by | February 26, 2009
I often receive calls from reporters asking me to speak about HBCUs.  Reporters like to includ [...] Read more

“Full Measure of Happiness”

by | February 2, 2009
“The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry fo [...] Read more

Let’s Talk about Race … in the Classroom

by | January 22, 2009
I am fortunate to work in a school of education that cares enough to examine itself in terms of [...] Read more

Much to do about Morris Brown College?

by | January 6, 2009
Over the past few weeks – since the Atlanta Journal and Constitution announced that Morris Br [...] Read more

During an Economic Downturn, Why Suggest Closing the Public Black Colleges?

by | December 7, 2008
Last week, Republican Seth Harp, a senator in the Georgia state legislature suggested that in o [...] Read more

It’s Ph.D. Application Time: Here are a Few Tips

by | November 25, 2008
It’s that time of the academic year — the time when students begin to ask for advic [...] Read more

When It Comes to HBCU Alumni and Giving, Making Them “Feel Bad” Doesn’t Work

by | November 4, 2008
In a recent article in Diverse Issues In Higher Education, Bill Cosby was reported to have chas [...] Read more

Successful Ventures Between Minority-serving Institutions and Majority Institutions

by | October 26, 2008
Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) are recognized in many circles for their ability to nurtu [...] Read more

The Fisk Jubilee Singers — A Student’s Experience

by | October 14, 2008
In this week’s blog entry, I want to share the words of one of my wonderful graduate students [...] Read more

New Football Program Presents Golden Opportunity for Lincoln University

by | September 24, 2008
With the start of the new academic year, Lincoln University has made some big changes to its ca [...] Read more

Advising Students to the Ph.D.: Are We Equitable in Our Support?

by | September 15, 2008
A recent report published in Diverse: Issues In Higher Education states that Ph.D. completion v [...] Read more

Claflin University Ranked Best Black College by Forbes

by | September 1, 2008
This past week, Forbes determined that Claflin University is the best Black college in the coun [...] Read more

Thinking About Justice in Little Rock: Philander Smith College

by | August 24, 2008
Recently I was invited to address the faculty and staff at Philander Smith College, a small Bla [...] Read more

In the World of HBCUs, Research Must Inform Practice

by | August 6, 2008
Quite often students and others ask me why I do research — What’s the purpose?  Do [...] Read more