Hilliard-Sizemore Research Course
Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences (iAAMCS)
Beyond the Game: Maximizing Post-Graduation Outcomes for Student-Athletes
International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME)
NSF GOLD- GeoDES
National Study of Intercollegiate Athletics (NSIA)
To address diversity and inclusion in higher education, Wei LAB researchers draw on broad and proven theories of higher education and institutional change, as well as original research. Wei LAB researchers have examined and written about a wide range of topics that address equity and inclusion in higher education.
Jackson, J. F. L., Charleston, L. J., Lewis, C. W., & Gilbert, J. E. (2017). Arizona’s rising STEM occupational demands and declining participation in the scientific workforce: An examination of attitudes among African Americans toward STEM college majors and careers. Texas Education Review, 5(2), 91-111.
Cole, D. G., & Jackson, J. F. L. (in process). Racial integration and the 50th anniversary of Brown: The impact of interracial interactions and campus-based diversity functions on students’ educational satisfaction in higher education. International Journal of African Studies.
Adserias, R. P., Charleston, L. J., & Jackson, J. F. L. (2017). What style of leadership is best suited to direct organizational change to fuel institutional diversity in higher education? Race, Ethnicity and Education, 20(3), 315-331.
O’Callaghan, E. M., & Jackson, J. F. L. (2016). Exploring gender disparities in senior-level position attainment in the academic workforce: Does evidence suggest a glass ceiling? Journal of the Professoriate, 8(2), 30-62.
Aderias, R. P., Charleston, L. J., & Jackson, J. F. L. (2016). What styles of leadership is best suited to direct organizational change to fuel institutional diversity in higher education? Journal or Race Ethnicity and Education, 1 – 17.
Dillion Jr, E. C., Gilbert, G. E., Jackson, J. F. L., & Charleston, L. J. (2016). Expanding the pipeline: The state of African Americans in computing science. Computing Research News, 27(8), 2 – 6.
Dillon, E. C., Gilbert., J. E., Jackson, J. F. L., & Charleston, L. J. (2015). The state of African-Americans in computer science: The need to increase representation. Computing Research News, 27(8).
Gilbert, J. E., Jackson, J. F. L., Dillion, E. C., & Charleston, L. J. (2015). Broadening participation African Americans in the U.S. computing sciences workforce: An exploration of the education-to-work pipeline. Communications of ACM, 58(7), 35-38.
Charleston, L. J., Charleston, S. A., & Jackson, J. F. L. (2014). Using culturally responsive practices to broaden participation in the educational pipeline: Addressing the unfinished business of Brown in the field of computing sciences. Journal of Negro Education, 83(3), 400-419.
Charleston, L. J., Adserias, R. P., Lang, N., & Jackson, J. F. L. (2014). Intersectionality and STEM: The role of race and gender in the academic pursuits of African American women in STEM. Journal of Progressive Policy & Practice, 2(3).
Jackson, J. F. L., & Flowers, L.A. (2014). Supporting the pathway to the professoriate: A descriptive overview of a faculty development program. Journal of Faculty Development, 28(1), 83-84.
Charleston, L. J., George, P. L., Jackson, J. F. L., Berhanu, J., & Amechi, M. H. (2014). Navigating Underrepresented STEM Spaces: Experiences of Black Women in U.S. Computing Science Higher Education Programs Who Actualize Success. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 7(3), 166-176.
Charleston, L. J. (2014). From the Gridiron to the Ivory Tower: A Case for Cultivating Student Identity Development Curriculum for African American Male Student Athletes. Black History Bulletin, 77(1), 26-30.
Jackson, J.F.L., Charleston, L.J., & Gilbert, J.E. (2014). The Use of Regional Data Collection to Inform University Led Initiatives: The Case of a STEM Education SWOT Analysis. Journal of STEM Education, 15(1), 11-19.
Charleston, L. J., Gilbert, J. E., Escobar, B., & Jackson, J. F. L. (2014). Creating a Pipeline for African American Computing Science Faculty: An Innovative Faculty/Research Mentoring Program Model. Journal of Faculty Development, 28(1), 85-92.
Jackson, J.F.L., Charleston, L.J., Gilbert, J.E., & Seals, C. (2013). Changing Attitudes About Computing Science at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Benefits of an Intervention Program Designed for Undergraduates. Journal of African American Studies, 2(17), 162-173
Charleston, L.J. (2012). A Qualitative Investigation of African Americans’ Decision to Pursue Computing Science Degrees: Implications for Cultivating Career Choice and Aspiration. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 5(4), 222-243.
Jackson, J. F. L., & O’Callaghan, E. M. (2011) Understanding Employment Disparities Using Glass Ceiling Effects Criteria: An Examination of Race/Ethnicity and Senior-Level Position Attainment Across the Academic Workforce. Journal of the Professoriate, 5(2), 67-99.
Jackson, J. F. L. (2017). A pioneer in the field: Melvin C. Terrell’s significant contributions to diversifying student affairs administration. In J. F. L. Jackson, L. J. Charleston, C. K. Gilbert (Eds.), Advancing equity and diversity in student affairs: A Festschrift in honor of Melvin C. Terrell (pp. 3-8). Charlotte: NC, Information Age Press.
Charleston, L. J., Jackson, J. F. L., & Berhanu. J (2017). Responding to the growth of diversity on American college campuses: Strategies for creating inclusive institutions. In J. F. L. Jackson, L. J. Charleston, C. K. Gilbert (Eds.), Advancing equity and diversity in student affairs: A Festschrift in honor of Melvin C. Terrell (pp. 167-182). Charlotte: NC, Information Age Press.
Jackson, J. F. L., Parrish III, W. P., & Contreras, C. (2017). Applying an engagement, retention, and advancement model for administrators of color in higher and postsecondary education. In J. F. L. Jackson, L. J. Charleston, C. K. Gilbert (Eds.), Advancing equity and diversity in student affairs: A Festschrift in honor of Melvin C. Terrell (pp. 371-386). Charlotte: NC, Information Age Press.
Charleston, L. J., & Jackson, J. F. L. (2016). The impact of media imagery on academic identity development for Black Male student-athletes. In P. A. Pasque, M. P. Ting, N. Ortega, & J. C. Burkhardt (Eds.), Transforming understandings of diversity in higher education: Demography, democracy and discourse(pp. TBD). Sterling, VA: Stylus.
Charleston, L. J., Gilbert, J. E., Jackson, J. F. L., & Adserias, R. P. (2015). African-American researchers in computing sciences: Expanding the pool of participation. In P. H. Mosley & S. K. Hargrove (Eds.), Navigating academia: A guide for women and minority STEM faculty (pp. 155 – 168). London, UK: Academic Press.
Charleston, L. J., Jackson, J. F. L., & Gilbert (2014). Preparing the next generation of African American computing science university faculty: Examining the benefits of the future faculty/research scientist mentoring program. In E. M. Zamani-Gallaher (Ed.), The Obama Administration and educational reform: Research, policy and praxis (pp. 205-222). West Yorkshire, UK: Emerald Press.
Leon, R. A., & Jackson, J. F. L. (2014). Examining glass ceiling effects: A cross-sector artifacts analysis perspective. In T. Sherwood (Ed.), Encyclopedia of diversity and social justice (pp. 457-462). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Jackson, J. F. L., O’Callaghan, E. M., & Adserias, R. P. (2014). Approximating glass ceiling effects using cross-sectional data. In J. F. L. Jackson, E. M. O’Callaghan, & R. A. Leon (Eds.), (2014). Measuring glass ceiling effects in higher education: Opportunities and challenges. New Directions for Institutional Research (159) (pp. 37-47). Jossey-Bass Press.
Charleston, L. J. (2014). Using Human Resource Software Technology to Mitigate Glass Ceiling Effects in Higher Education:Interdisciplinary Applications for Managing Diversity. In Measuring Glass Ceiling Effects in Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges: New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 159. Jossey-Bass Press.
Berhanu, J., & Jackson, J. F. L. (2012). Untold Stories: An Examination of Selected Experiences of Black Male Graduate Students at an Ivy League Institution. Black Males in Postsecondary Education: Examining their Experiences in Diverse Institutional Contexts. Information Age.
Jackson, J. F. L., Charleston, L. J., George, P. L., & Gilbert, J. E. (2012). Factors that Attract African American Males to Computer Science: A Study of Aspiring and Current Professionals. In M. C. Brown & T. E. Dancy (Eds.), African American Males and Education: Researching the Convergence of Race and Identity (pp. 189 – 201). Information Age.
Jackson, J. F. L., Charleston, L. J., Lewis, C. W., Gilbert, J. E., & Middleton, L. P. (2012). Rising STEM Occupational Demands and Low American American Participants in Arizona’s Scientific Workforce: Do Attitudes Toward STEM College Majors and Careers Matter? The State of Black Arizona: Volume III. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona State University.
Jackson, J. F. L., & Charleston, L. J. (2012). Differential Gender Outcomes of Career Exploration Sessions for African American Undergraduates: An Examination of a Computing Science Outreach Effort at Predominantly White Institutions. In C. R. Chambers & R. V. Sharpe (Eds.), Black African Female Undergraduates on Campus: Success and Challenges (pp. 185-197). Emerald Group Publishing.
Charleston, L. J., & Jackson, J. F. L. (2011). Future Faculty/Research Scientist Mentoring Program: Proven Coping Strategies for Successful Matriculation of African American in Computing Science Doctoral Programs. In W. F. Tate & H. T. Frierson (Eds.), Beyond Stock Stories and Folktales: African Americans Paths to STEM Fields (pp. 287-305). Emerald Group Publishing.
Jackson, J. F. L., Moore III, J. L., & Leon, R. A. (2010). Male Underachievement in Education Across the Globe: A Shift in Paradigm for Gender Disparities Regarding Academic Achievement. In P. Peterson, E. Baker, & B. McGaw (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education (volume 1) (pp. 838-844). Oxford: Elsevier.
Jackson, J. F. L., & Leon, R. A. (2010). Enlarging Our Understanding of Glass Ceiling Effects with Social Closure Theory in Higher Education. In J. C. Smart (Ed.), Higher Education: The Handbook of Theory and Research (pp. 351-379). NY, NY: Springer Publishing.
International Colloquium on Black Males in Education
Every year, the Wei LAB and Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male at the Ohio State University host an international colloquium focused on the issues concerning Black males in education.
Hilliard-Sizemore Research Course
The Asa G. Hilliard III and Barbara A. Sizemore Research Course on African Americans and Education gives early careers scholars and advanced graduate students a unique opportunity to work directly with established researchers on questions and methods that inform studies on African Americans in education.
The Wei LAB committed to a social innovation agenda to address community-based challenges by establishing partnerships with local, state, national, and global entities committed to eradicating educational and workforce inequities.