PVAMU Scholars, Lane, Irvin, and Hines Published in a Top Tier Peer-Reviewed International Journal

March 9, 2016

Congratulations to Tammy Lane, Derek Irvin, and Kenneth Hines for their publication in a top tier international peer-reviewed journal. Their article, which is a book review on Dr. Fred Bonner’s work Building on Resilience, Models and Frameworks of Black Male Success Across the P-20 Pipeline, is published in the International Journal for Talent Development and Creativity.

Lane is a doctoral candidate from the Whitlowe R. Green College of Education at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) and also a staff member in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Stated Lane, “It is with honor and gratitude that we were afforded the opportunity to review Dr. Bonner’s book, which was laden with esteemed scholars sharing their research and strategies on progressing the educational landscape for Black males. The book is noteworthy because resiliency among Black males is such a vital and important topic. Furthermore, publishing in a top tier journal is an extraordinary accomplishment for me as a Ph. D. student.”

While Lane has published and presented on financial aid in relation to persistence at a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) as well as other issues in higher education, her dissertation focus is LGBQT equity in an HBCU context. Lane goes on to discuss the correlation and importance of scholarship and serving as an agent of change to address issues in higher education. Lane plans to continue contributing to the body of knowledge in education through relevant research and leadership.

Irvin, a doctoral candidate in the PVAMU Educational Leadership Program, is employed at Houston Community College, Correctional Education Program as a Program Manager. His dissertation is on the willingness, planning, and readiness of HBCUs in offering correctional education programming in preparing the African American male for reentry into society after release from jail or prison.

“The book Building on Resilience is a timely and necessary read for African American male and female educators. It was a refreshing shift from the long documented deficit narratives of AA males to useful educational frameworks that would increase or create more positive narratives about the educational accomplishments of the AA male,” Irvin explained.

Hines is a graduate student in Theology at Houston Baptist University and holds a Master of Science in Information Technology. Hines is employed at PVAMU in the College of Business as a System Analyst as well as an adjunct professor.

Hines remarked, “Reviewing the book was especially rewarding for me as a Black male educator. Having graduated with a double undergraduate major in computer science and mathematics from Xavier University of Louisiana, an HBCU, I have a vested interest in increasing the success rate of young Black males majoring in STEM and the various authors in the book successfully address how to approach the task”.

The three scholars applaud Dr. Bonner and faculty in the doctoral program for their support in heighten their research skills, which they said demonstrates the excellence of PVAMU’s Educational Leadership Program.