Objectives of the Research Institute
The research institute is designed to prepare doctoral students to study the African American experience in education and pursue the professoriate. Accordingly, during the research institute, advanced doctoral students learn strategies to conduct research pertaining to African Americans and education as well as receive information to help them prepare for their transition from doctoral education to faculty careers. The research institute honors the life and legacy of Dr. Asa G. Hilliard III and Dr. Barbara A. Sizemore. Both scholars made significant and unique contributions to education research that extends throughout the world.
The research institute is implemented in collaboration with Clemson University's Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education, Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's Urban Education Collaborative, and the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male at The Ohio State University.
Research Institute Outcomes
At the conclusion of the research institute, each participant is expected to submit a manuscript for publication. To prepare for the manuscript development activities at the research institute, each prospective participant is asked to submit a research prospectus (no more than 1,000 words including references). The research prospectus should include a description of the statement of the problem, purpose of the study, literature review, and proposed methodology pertaining to a research study about the African American experience in education. If the research is further along in development, participants should also include any results and a discussion of the results.
We expect that participants, who complete the research institute, will depart with enhanced research skills, career development perspectives, and a published scholarly manuscript. Accordingly, by the end of the research institute, participants will be able to:
1. Describe quantitative and qualitative research procedures for dissertation and manuscript development centered on educational issues impacting African Americans.
2. Develop a research agenda pertaining to the African American experience in education.
3. Discuss faculty career preparation issues and career success techniques.
4. Discuss strategies to develop a career trajectory focused on studying African Americans and education.
5. Submit a manuscript to the Urban Education Research and Policy Annuals. This peer reviewed journal, which is operated by faculty and staff at the Urban Education Collaborative at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, publishes empirical and theoretical research related to urban education.
Research Institute Directors
Jerlando F. L. Jackson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lamont A. Flowers, Clemson University
Research Institute Faculty
Adrienne D. Dixson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Barbara J. Johnson, Higher Learning Commission
Chance W. Lewis, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
James L. Moore III, The Ohio State University
Ivory A. Toldson, Howard University
Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education,
Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male,
The Ohio State University
The Urban Education Collaborative, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Former Participants' Testimonials
“The faculty all are experts in the field. The mentorship which I received and continue to receive from the faculty is vital to my development as a scholar and practitioner.”
Adriel A. Hilton, Ph.D., Western Carolina University
“It opened up networks of support with emerging scholars around the country, connected me to leading mid- and senior-level scholars from around the nation, and aided me in honing my research agenda.”
J. Luke Wood, Ph.D., San Diego State University
The research institute does not cover registration costs or travel costs for the AERA annual meeting. Additionally, the research institute does not offer travel grants or travel stipends. For more information about the Asa G. Hilliard III and Barbara A. Sizemore Research Institute on African Americans and Education please contact the co-directors of the research institute, Jerlando F. L. Jackson and Lamont A. Flowers.