Jerlando F. L. Jackson

Jerlando F. L. Jackson
University of Wisconsin–Madison | UW · Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (ELPA)

PhD

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May 2010 - present
Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory
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Here we report on five pilot projects working to develop effective professional development aimed at improving diversity, equity, and inclusion within the geosciences. All five projects were funded by the NSF GEO Opportunities for Leadership in Diversity (GOLD) program, which was designed to bring together geoscientists and social scientists to cre...
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2008), science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) occupations constitute a growing sector of Arizona’s economy. However, the number of African Americans earning degrees related to these occupations has not kept pace with this growth. Increasing the participation of African Americans in STEM educat...
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Implementing diversity agendas within decentralized, loosely coupled, and change-resistant institutions such as colleges and universities is a global challenge. A shift in the organizational climate and culture is imperative to produce the change needed in order for a diversity agenda to thrive. Higher education scholars have consistently identifie...
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This study investigates the role of gender in senior-level position attainment for teaching faculty and academic leaders in the academic workforce. Guided in part by the glass ceiling concept, employment models were specified to examine gender disparities in position attainment with regard to productivity-related variables. More specifically, the s...
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In this chapter, the term computing sciences is used to refer to computer science and computer engineering.
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In this article, we examine the current underrepresentation of African-Americans in the industry sector of computer science and efforts to mitigate this problem. We also discuss similar occurrences within academic settings of computer science. Finally, we explain how iAAMCS can serve as a platform for increasing the representation of African-Americ...
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This chapter explores the complexity of issues surrounding Black males and athletics in higher education. Multiple studies over the past decade and a half have depicted an oppositional relationship between athletics and academic achievement. Research suggests that media imagery, stereotyping, and other non-academic influences on African American ma...
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Science Board (NSB) have each issued pressing warnings about the loss of U.S. dominance in critical areas of science and innovation and the shortage of U.S. scientists entering technical fields (CACM News Track, 2004). Additionally, Department of Labor projections show information technology (I...
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The School District of the City of Saginaw’s Centric Program is a comprehensive intervention designed to close the achievement gap for male students in middle school and high school, especially for those who are ethnic minorities. An external evaluation team analyzed the impact of the Centric program using data gathered from 5 affiliated instituti...
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Purpose � Recent educational initiatives by the Obama Administration have highlighted the need for more racial and ethnic diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields (The White House, 2011). While African Americans are underrepresented in faculty positions nationally, accounting for only 5.2% of all academic faculty...
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Women in the United States have long been underrepresented in computing science disciplines across college campuses and in industry alike (Hanson, 2004; Jackson & Charleston, 2012). This disparity is exacerbated when African American women are scrutinized. Additionally, prior research (e.g., Hanson, 2004; Jackson & Charleston, 2012; Jackson, Gilber...
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This volume offers readers a comprehensive means to understanding glass ceiling effects in higher education. Each chapter approaches the glass ceiling from a different perspective, providing compelling arguments that truly highlight the importance and usefulness of collecting data on this topic. Institutional decision makers will find valuable in...
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This chapter reviews methodological issues surrounding the measurement of glass ceiling effects and summarizes findings from one cross-sectional analysis study.
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The effective integration of African American students into previously segregated careers was one of the main goals of the Brown decision and, in turn, the outcomes of such efforts have been the subject of much scholarly interest). This qualitative study, drawing on critical race theorist Derrick Bell’s critique of Brown, makes the case for applyin...
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African American women are disproportionately underrepresented in the domains of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in relation to their share of the United States population. This disparity must be reduced in order for the United States to maintain its global standing in the competitive arenas of technology and innovation. How...
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African Americans represent 1.3% of all computing sciences faculty in PhD-granting departments, underscoring the severe underrepresentation of Black/African American tenure-track faculty in computing (CRA, 2012). The Future Faculty/Research Scientist Mentoring (FFRM) program, funded by the National Science Foundation, was found to be an effective s...
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In the United States, the educational pipeline for Blacks, particularly Black males, is at best, a leaky faucet. This great country prides itself on being a world-leader in the field of higher education-serving as home to some of the best higher education institutions in the world. However, it is safe to say that not all students who attend these i...
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The African American Researchers in Computing Sciences (AARCS) program aims to broaden the participation of African Americans from historically Black colleges and universities in the computing sciences at the faculty and research scientist levels. The AARCS program serves as a model that can be incorporated into larger programmatic endeavors at ins...
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Increased efforts are being made by key entities (e.g., the National Science Foundation) within the United States to support various strategies aimed at broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Consistent with these efforts, strategic attention has been placed on targeting African Americans in the...
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Though STEM-related jobs have become a critical sector in the United States economy, there remains a severe employment shortage of eligible workers in these fields (Beyer, Rynes, Perrault, Hay, & Haller, 2003; National Science Foundation, 2009). The shortage of workers who possess the necessary skills to fulfill this growing sector of the economy a...
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Employment disparities in higher education have been directly or indirectly discussed in the literature over the past 20 years. Little of this research uses the effects of the glass ceiling to understand employment disparities experienced by people of color in senior-level positions in higher education. Informed by glass ceiling effects criteria, t...
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Employment disparities in higher education have been directly or indirectly discussed in the literature over the past 20 years. Little of this research uses the effects of the glass ceiling to understand employment disparities experienced by people of color in senior-level positions in higher education. Informed by glass ceiling effects criteria, t...
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Written primarily for students in higher education and student affairs graduate programs, INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION is a groundbreaking textbook that combines classic scholarship pertaining to colleges and universities with the most cutting-edge perspectives in the field. The book is divided into five sections and contains 25 essent...
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In recent popular publications, such as Newsweek and New Republic, several articles have suggested that females outperform males at the elementary and secondary levels and are increasingly outnumbering them at the postsecondary level. This, in turn, has led to the question of "What is happening to boys?" Based largely on the concept of human capita...
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Written primarily for students in higher education and student affairs graduate programs, Introduction to American Higher Education is a groundbreaking textbook that combines classic scholarship pertaining to colleges and universities with the most cutting-edge perspectives in the field. The book is divided into five sections and contains 25 esse...
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The Computing Research Association (CRA) was formed in 1972 as the Computer Science Board (CSB), which provided a forum for the chairs of Ph.D.-granting computer science departments to discuss issues and share information (CRA, 2009). Since 1989, women have never accounted for more than 24% of the computer science faculty at any given rank (e.g., a...
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The concept of “glass ceiling effects” has emerged in social science research in general and higher education in particular over the past 20years. These studies have described the impediments that women and people of color encounter in their quest for senior-level positions (e.g., CEOs) in society as glass ceiling effects. Literature, both empirica...
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This monograph provides policymakers, administrators, faculty, researchers, and governing board members with information about diversifying the administrative ranks of colleges and universities in terms of race or ethnicity. It focuses primarily on relevant literature on administrators of color in higher and post-secondary education, with an emphas...
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Many colleges and universities in the United States experience challenges associated with achieving ethnic and racial administrative diversity at their institutions. Surmounting these challenges is imperative, as student bodies at American colleges and universities are rapidly growing more diverse. Colleges and universities need an equally diverse...
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A study examining data from 1993 through 2004 indicates that people of color and women are slowly assuming a larger percentage of faculty positions within the computer sciences.
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In terms of income and employment opportunities, previous studies have indicated that African American men fare less well than their White counterparts in the academic workforce, including a recent study by the author that found the hiring practices in higher education had a disparate effect on African American men. On the grounds that human capita...
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This special theme issue, Beyond Brown: New Approaches to Addressing Inequities in Education for African American Males, addresses not only a major void in the research literature, but serves as a catalyst for better understanding the educational plight and its social implications for African American males throughout the United States. The editors...
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This book serves as a sourcebook to enhance and evaluate safety programs, generate new solutions and interventions, comply with new legislation, and present practical steps and guidelines to establish best practices. It pays particular attention to the factors that may give rise to crime, considering high-risk drinking and examining the intersectio...
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Over the last two years, there appears to be an emergence of interest in the topic of African American males in education. Surprisingly, this interest has not only come from empirical research (e.g., Jackson & Moore, 2006), but also from media coverage (e.g., Washington Post series on African American males) and national conferences. These addition...
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Inequality, disparate representation, and denied access to opportunity are key challenges that have long plagued African Americans in their pursuit of education in the United States. These challenges have been well documented in the annals of history, chronicling the less than desired treatments in K-12 schools and universities. These three challen...
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The history of African American education in the United States has several defining moments, in which social, political, and legal forces demanded reform and equity (Anderson, 1988). Prior to the mid-1900s, the education system in the United States was segregated by law. African Americans and Whites were educated in separate systems based on the pr...
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A defining feature of the past two decades in the United States is the increased racial and ethnic diversity. This significant shift in racial and ethnic demographics, in turn, has changed the composition of the U.S. workforce. Contemporary discourse on the American workforce is hard pressed to not include a single agenda item focused on these pron...
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Focusing on pre-K-12 schools, higher education, and social influences, this book examines the following question: What systemic set of strategies is necessary to improve the conditions for African Americans throughout the educational pipeline?.
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This book serves as a sourcebook to enhance and evaluate safety programs, generate new solutions and interventions, comply with new legislation, and present practical steps and guidelines to establish best practices. It pays particular attention to the factors that may give rise to crime, considering high-risk drinking and examining the intersectio...
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The Milwaukee 7 (M7), launched in September, 2005, is a regional conglomerate that was created to establish a cooperative, economic development platform for the seven counties of southeastern Wisconsin: Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha. Its overarching mission is to attract, retain, and grow diverse businesses...
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This study examined the status of African American males in academic leadership positions at American colleges and universities in comparison with other males (e.g., Asian). Guided by disparate impact theory, descriptive trend analyses and impact ratios were computed using the 1993 and 1999 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF). These nat...
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This study examined the status of African American males in academic leadership positions at American colleges and universities in comparison with other males (e.g., Asian). Guided by disparate impact theory, descriptive trend analyses and impact ratios were computed using the 1993 and 1999 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF). These nat...
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This study investigates the role of gender in senior-level position attainment for teaching faculty and academic leaders in the academic workforce. Guided in part by the glass ceiling concept, employment models were specified to examine gender disparities in position attainment with regard to productivity-related variables. More specifically, the s...
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The purpose of this article is to present an academic executive behavioral model based on the study of the work roles and behavior of college of education deans. An ethnographic methodology was used to collect observation data on four college of education deans. The findings show that college of education deans, when juxtaposed with business execut...
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From Top Line: A Status Report on African American Leadership in Higher and Postsecondary Education
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This chapter reviews the eclectic missions of religious institutions and sets forth an agenda for conducting research with this diverse segment of American higher education.
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This study examined the workplace experiences for White student affairs professionals at historically Black colleges and universities. More specifically, this pilot study was designed to gather in-depth data on a small understanding of their perceptions as it relates to their treatment in the workplace. In the discussion section, data based on Whit...