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Researchers with ties to UW-Madison collaborate on article published by Review of Higher Education

August 01, 2019

A team of researchers, many with ties to UW–Madison’s School of Education, collaborated on an article recently published in The Review of Higher Education titled, “Connecting Identity with Research: Socializing Students of Color Towards Seeing Themselves as Scholars.”

The article’s lead author is UW–Madison alumna Courtney Luedke, who earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and who today is an assistant professor and coordinator of the Higher Education Leadership Program at UW–Whitewater.

Co-authors with links to UW–Madison’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis also include Jamila Lee-Johnson, who earned her Ph.D. in May, and Professor Rachelle Winkle-Wagner. Co-authors also include doctoral student Gresham Collom and Associate Professor Dorian McCoy, both with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. 

According to the paper’s abstract: “Through analysis of student interviews and program staff interviews, this project explores how one program was crafted to help Students of Color develop competencies for educational success, gain exposure to undergraduate research, and maintain their cultural identities as part of their scholarly pursuits.”

The report notes: “Findings revealed that intentional bi-directional socialization processes that incorporated students' backgrounds into their academic pursuits positively contributed to students' development as scholars. The bi-directional socialization process that was facilitated by the program's intentional programming and interactions created academic counterspaces that promoted the development of relationships with peers, staff, and faculty who helped guide students' educational pursuits.”

To learn much more, read the full report online via this link. 

The Review of Higher Education, considered one of the leading research journals in the field, is the official journal of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).