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2015-2016 MCT Seminar Series Kick-Off Changing Graduate Demographics in the U.S.: The Contributions and Opportunities that Minority Serving Institutions Bring to the Graduate School Pipeline and Mentoring Diverse Students for Success in Graduate School
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2015-2016 MCT Seminar Series Kick-Off

Changing Graduate Demographics in the U.S.: The Contributions and Opportunities that Minority Serving Institutions Bring to the Graduate School Pipeline and Mentoring Diverse Students for Success in Graduate School

Co-Sponsor: Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph Hexter

Presenter: Professor Marybeth Gasman

Monday, October 5, 2015
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Student Community Center, Multipurpose Room (2nd floor)

Marybeth Gasman is a Professor of Higher Education in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.  She holds secondary appointments in history, Africana Studies, and the School of Social Policy and Practice. Dr. Gasman’s areas of expertise include the history of American higher education, historically black colleges and universities, minority serving institutions, African American leadership, and fundraising and philanthropy.

She has written or edited 15 books, including Understanding Minority Serving Institutions, Envisioning Black Colleges, Uplifting a People, Booker T. Washington Rediscovered, Race and Gender in Nonprofit Leadership, The Morehouse Mystique, and A Guide to Fundraising at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  Eight of Dr. Gasman’s books have won research awards.

Dr. Gasman’s articles have been published in the American Education Research Journal, Educational Researcher, Teachers College Record, the Journal of Higher Education, the Journal of Negro Education, Research in Higher Education, the Journal of College Student Development, among others. She is a regular contributor to the Chronicle of Higher Education, Diverse Issues, the Huffington Post, the New York Times, and Academe.

Dr. Gasman is the co-principal investigator on two major grant-funded research projects related to Minority Serving institutions (MSIs).  One project (with Clif Conrad) is focused on student success at MSIs and funded by Lumina Foundation, Kresge Foundation, and USA Funds ($1.5million).  The other project (with Yvonne Patterson) is focused on increasing faculty of color at MSIs in the sciences and is sponsored by NIH ($4.5 million).

​Dr. Gasman consults for many organizations, including Lumina Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Education Sector, USA Funds, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Success for Kids, Paul Quinn College, and Philander Smith College.  She is a Vice President of the American Education Research Association.

Dr. Gasman received the Penn GSE Excellence in Teaching Award as well as the Association for the Study of Higher Education’s Early Career Award in 2006.   In 2010, she was awarded the Ozell Sutton Medallion for Justice by Philander Smith College and named a member of the board of trustees at St. Augustine College.  In May 2012, she received an honorary degree from Paul Quinn College.

The Mentoring at Critical Transitions (MCT) program is a professional development seminar series offered by Graduate Studies to enhance the preparedness of UC Davis faculty in areas affecting the mentoring, academic socialization, and overall success of our diverse graduate student population during the three critical graduate school transitions – 1) from admission to graduate student, 2) coursework through the qualifying examination, and 3) research and writing to professional career. MCT seminars provide UC Davis faculty, who are already experts in their respective academic disciplines, with the professional development tools necessary for them to focus on educational milestones, measures of student success, time to degree, building and sustaining inclusive environments, and redefining modes of mentoring and advising that are instrumental to graduate student success. 

For more information about MCT please visit:  http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/faculty-staff/mentoring-critical-transitions

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