Maybe God Is A (Wonder) Woman?

I saw Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. Bless its heart. Cultural critique isn’t my wheelhouse but I am a fan of superhero movies. I don’t follow the comic books because I don’t like pictures. They get in the way of my imagination. Despite this, I am drawn to comics on the big screen where IRead More “Maybe God Is A (Wonder) Woman?”

On Sanders and HBCUs

When I spoke with the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign about recent political chatter about historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) I had three points I hoped someone important might listen to: Private and public HBCUs are not in competition with each other. The rhetoric from Hillary Clinton and Clinton surrogates suggesting that free tuition at publicRead More “On Sanders and HBCUs”

Sportsball and For-Profit Legitimacy

My colleague Jon Becker sent me a story today about for-profit Grand Canyon’s (GCU) run in college sports. In it, Michael Reinrab, summarizes a recent GCU tournament run and the controversy around a for-profit college playing in a traditional not-for-profit sports league: Maybe that’s true, and maybe it isn’t, because what makes Grand Canyon suchRead More “Sportsball and For-Profit Legitimacy”

Upcoming Events: D.C. Bound

If you are in the D.C. area, I will be to this week. On Wednesday Jan. 20th, I am at a White House convening to discuss community college research. And on Saturday Jan. 23 I am delivering a morning keynote on e-portfolios and diverse learners at the annual AAC&U conference. I’m super honored on bothRead More “Upcoming Events: D.C. Bound”

The Three Rs in 2015: Reading, ‘Riting and Researching

This is the obligatory end-of-year essay. In 2015, I finished a seven-year-long research project called my doctoral dissertation. The study analyzes why for-profit colleges were the singular form of higher education expansion in the late 20th and early 21st century in the U.S. Data are from: interviews with for-profit college executives, students enrolled in the fastest-growing sub-sectorRead More “The Three Rs in 2015: Reading, ‘Riting and Researching”

The Great Mismatch

The painful truth about hand-wringing over whether Affirmative Action “harms” racial minorities is that no one cares if Affirmative Action harms racial minorities. The faux concern for the well-being of poor put-upon non-white students who are promoted beyond their ability never extends to concern for the many more white students who are surely promoted beyondRead More “The Great Mismatch”