Research Institute
Research Institute Overview

8th Annual
Asa G. Hilliard III and Barbara A. Sizemore
Research Institute on African Americans and Education

Thursday, April 16, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 12 Noon

2015 Annual Meeting
American Educational Research Association
Chicago, Illinois

Click here to complete and submit the application: Research Institute Online Application
Applications are due by December 12, 2014

 Objectives of the Research Institute

The research institute is a mentoring program designed to promote doctoral student development and highlight strategies to assist with conducting research regarding the African American experience in education. During the institute, advanced doctoral students will work directly with established researchers on broad questions, comprehensive methods, and a variety of issues that inform educational research studies pertaining to African Americans. This year's research institute is sponsored by the American Educational Research Association’s Research Focus on Black Education SIG and Multicultural/Multiethnic Education: Theory, Research, and Practice SIG. 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. A core area of work within this research institute focuses on manuscript development.

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 skills, research strategies, and a published manuscript. By the end of the research institute, participants will be able to:

1. Describe quantitative and qualitative research techniques for dissertation and manuscript development.

2. Discuss critical information about research and publication processes.

3. Develop a research agenda and career trajectory focused on studying African Americans and education.

4. 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

Collaborating Organizations

Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education
Clemson University

Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male
The Ohio State University

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

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