AAACE Webinar - Supporting the Academic Success of Black Male Adult Learners in Higher Education

Marietta, GA 30067-5350
United States
Tuesday, 7 April, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

In higher education scholarship, the plight of Black male collegians is often discussed from a deficit perspective. While data suggests first-time Black male collegians have lower four- and six-year graduation rates than their peers, this data does not capture the Black men who return to college as adult learners and complete their degree.

Thus, in this webinar the Dr. Ramon Goings, will present his research from his study on Black male adult learners that won the 2019 Imogene Okes Award for Outstanding Research in Adult Education which examines the transition experiences of Black male adult learners. Additionally, Dr. Goings will discuss recommendations for higher education administrators, student affairs practitioners, and faculty on how they can support the academic success of Black male adult learners in higher education.

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Supporting the Academic Success of Black Male Adult Learners in Higher Education

April 7, 2020; 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern

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Dr. Ramon B. Goings is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Loyola University Maryland and winner of the 2019 Imogene Okes Award. His research interests are centered on exploring the academic and social experiences of gifted/high-achieving Black males PK-PhD, nontraditional student success, diversifying the teacher and school leader workforce, and investigating the contributions of historically Black colleges and universities. Dr. Goings is the author of over 40 scholarly publications and has received funding for his work from entities such as the National Science Foundation and African American Success Foundation. Along with his scholarship, Dr. Goings serves as the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of African American Males in Education. Dr. Goings was named a 2017 Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and received the 2016 College Board Professional Fellowship.
Prior to working in higher education, Dr. Goings was a music education and special education teacher in several urban school districts including Baltimore City Public Schools and was a foster care and youth probation counselor/advocate in New Haven, Connecticut. In 2013, he served as a fellow with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He earned his Doctor of Education degree in urban educational leadership from Morgan State University, Master of Science in human services from Post University, and Bachelor of Arts in music education from Lynchburg College (now University of Lynchburg).