Research Communities

Research Communities

Under the leadership of one of more members of the Center, the rationale behind the Research Communities is to create clusters of excellence in specific areas, always focusing on results that can bring benefits to our academic community as well to external stakeholders. Those external stakeholders may include organizations and companies that need that research to perform better and face their marketplace challenges on an advantageous condition.

Active Research Communities

  • Millennials in the Workplace (Team: Sandra Sessoms-Penny, Kimberly Underwood, Miriam Frolow, Hakeem Lumumba, Jennifer Schneider, Donna Smith)

  • Transgender Individuals in the Workplace (Team: Donna Smith, Kimberly Underwood, and Lorraine Priest)

  • Microaggressions in the Workplace (Team: Kimberly Underwood)

  • African American Males in Pre-K through 12 Education (Team: Kimberly Underwood, Hilary Johnson-Lutz, Joy Taylor, Donna Smith)

  • The 100 Black Male Educator Project (Team: Kimberly Underwood, Hilary Johnson-Lutz, Joy Taylor)

  • Student Degree Value and Utilization Post-Graduation (Team: Kimberly Underwood, Hilary Johnson-Lutz, Joy Taylor, Donna Smith, Maggie Dominguez, Tricia Rosengarten, Carla Gill, Jasmine Lucero)

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