Black male success in STEM: A case study of morehouse college

Marybeth Gasman, Thai Huy Nguyen, Todd Lundberg, Clifton F. Conrad, Felecia Commodore

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The purpose of this study is to enhance our understanding of how a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) is cultivating Black male achievement in STEM. In this in-depth qualitative case study, we explore 2 resource-intensive and successful STEM pathway programs at Morehouse College, the only all-male HBCU in this country, as an opportunity to examine the cultivation of Black male STEM scholars. Our study was guided by 2 overarching questions: What opportunities for participation in a rigorous STEM education do the programs provide? What individual and institutional practices contribute to STEM student persistence and learning?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-200
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Diversity in Higher Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education


  • Black men
  • Case study
  • HBCUs
  • STEM


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