The Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling to Host Book Launch

November 4, 2014

Monday, November 10 at 1:00 pm in the John B. Coleman Library (Room 108), The Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling will host a book launch for Drs. Terence Hicks, Michael McFrazier, and William Ross. The book launch is a major accomplishment that highlights the significant work that professors in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling are having on a national level.

The book launch will feature a 10 – 15 minute overview of Drs. Hicks and McFrazier’s recently released book, College Student Self-Efficacy Research Studies and Dr. William Ross’ recently released book, Mentoring African American Males: A Research Design Comparison Perspective.

Drs. Hicks and McFrazier’s book received a glowing review from Dr. Fred Bonner, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Chair of Education at Rutgers University. Dr. Bonner highlights the significant contribution the book will have on a national level. “What Hicks and McFrazier offer in this critically important time not only adds to the empirical research literature on self-efficacy among Black college student cohorts, but also situates the relevance of efficacious behaviors for these cohorts in a diverse array of higher education contexts. The cutting-edge scholarship in this book is certain to spark discourse on this topic for many years to come,” shared Bonner.

Dr. Ross has a three book series that addresses critical issues in educating African American males. The new series will play a major role in contributing to the scholarly discussion around the education of African American males. The book’s opening descriptor highlights its value, “Mentoring African American Males provides important black male research and student performance data to guide the efforts of those who accept the enormous task of standing in the gap to increase black male achievement”.