Research frequently neglects the important ways that race and gender intersect within the complex structural dynamics of STEM. Diversifying STEM fills this void, bringing together a wide array of perspectives and the voices of a number of multidisciplinary scholars.269 pp.
Uncovers a complex combination of meanings, practices and actions that work to institutionalize universities' commitments to diversity, but in doing so obscure, entrench, and even magnify existing racial inequalities. Drawing on two years of ethnographic field work at so-called "Diversity University," Thomas provides new insights into the social organization of multicultural principles and practices.244 pp.
Written for those in or considering a temporary academic leadership role, a past Washington State University interim president uses real-life examples from more than 40 current and former acting administrators to provide a thoughtful step-by-step guide for navigating the interim experience and deriving maximum benefit.171 pp.
Examines the experiences of aspiring first-generation college students from middle school to young adulthood and shows what must change in order to improve college pathways through to graduation for more students.177 pp.
Trained as a sociologist and family violence counselor, the author reflects on how she healed from decades of emotional abuse.247 pp.