Fred A. Bonner II

Fred A. Bonner II
Fred A. Bonner II
Director of MACH III and Professor


  • Ed.D. Higher Education Administration and College Teaching, University of Arkansas,1997
  • M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, Baylor University, 1994
  • B.A. Chemistry, University of North Texas, 1991

Professional Experience

  • Executive Director, Minority Achievement, Creativity and High Ability (MACH-III) Center, Prairie View A&M University, 2015 – Present
  • Coordinator, Ph.D. Program, Educational Leadership and Counseling (ELAC), Prairie View A&M University, 2015 – 2016
  • Professor, Prairie View A&M University, 2014 – Present
  • Samuel DeWitt Proctor Chair in Education and Professor, Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, 2012 – 2014
  • Associate Dean of Faculties, Texas A&M University, College Station, 2009 – 2011
  • Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, 2009 – 2012
  • Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, 2005 – 2009
  • Associate Professor, University of Texas, San Antonio, 2003 – 2005
  • Assistant Professor, University of Texas, San Antonio, 2000 – 2003
  • Adjunct Professor, Owens Community College, Toledo, 1999
  • Assistant Professor, Bowling Green State University, 1998 – 2000
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Centenary College, Shreveport, 1997 – 1998
  • Instructor, Centenary College, Shreveport, 1997 – 1998
  • Graduate Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Student Services, University of Arkansas, 1995 – 1997
  • Administrative Intern, Associate Dean for Student Services and Undergraduate Education, University of Arkansas, 1995
  • Graduate Assistant for the Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Foundations, University of Arkansas, 1994 – 1995
  • Graduate Coordinator for the Community Mentoring for Adolescent Development Program, Baylor University, 1993 – 1994

Research Interests

  • Academically Gifted Black Males
  • Black Faculty in the Academy
  • Diverse Faculty
  • Minorities in STEM
  • College Student Development

Select Publications

  • Bonner, F .A. II. (Ed.). , (2019). Diverse Faculty in the Academy. Routledge Publishing.
  • Marbley, A. F., Rouson, L., Burley, H., Ross, W., Bonner, F. A., II, Jiaqi, L., Lértora, I. Huang, S., (2017). 3-C models: Teaching tools to promote social justice. Multicultural Education.24, 2-10.
  • Marbley, A. F., Bonner, F. A., II, Williams, V. A., Morris, P. A., Ross, W., Burley, H. (2016). Preparing White campuses for African American students. Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education.
  • Lewis, C., Bonner, F. A. II, Rice, D., Alfred, M., Nave, F. & Frizell, S. (2016). Reversing the tide of underachievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM): Academically gifted students’ African American students in historically Black colleges and universities. The Internationalization of Black Education Journal: Leading, Teaching and Transforming Education.
  • Marbley, A. F., Bonner, F. A., II, Robinson, P. A., Stevens, H., Li, J., Phelan, K., & Huang, S-H. (2015). Voices from the Field of Social Justice: Defining Moments in Our Professional Journeys. Multicultural Education, 23, 45-51.
  • Bonner, F. A. II, Lewis, C.W., Lofton, B. & Robinson, P. A. (2015). Priorities of the professoriate: Engaging multiple forms of scholarship across rural and urban institutions. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Thompson, G. L., Bonner, F.A. II, Lewis, C.W. (2015). Reaching the Mountaintop of the Academy: Personal Narratives, Advice, and Strategies from Black Distinguished and Endowed Professors. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing
  • Bonner, F.A. II, Marbley, A., Evans, M., & Robinson, P.A. (2014, April). Triple Jeopardy: A Qualitative Investigation of the Experiences of Nontraditional African American Female Students in One Hispanic Serving Institution. Journal of African American Studies, 12111. doi: 10.1007/s12111-014-9287-4
  • Williams, L., Bonner, F.A. II., Monts, A., Louis, D., & Robinson, P. (2014, March). Recasting college outreach approaches to engage African American alumni. Journal of African American Studies, 12111. doi: 10.1007/s12111-014-9279-4
  • Byrd, D., Butler, B., Lewis, C., Bonner, F. A. II, Rutledge, M., & Watson, J. (2011). Identifying new sources of African American Male pre-service teachers: Creating a path from student athlete to student teacher. The Journal of Negro Education, 80(3), 384-397.
  • Marbley, A. F., Burley, H., Bonner, F. A. II, Ross, W. (2010). Teaching diversity across disciplines: Reflections from African American faculty in four different academic settings. Educational Forum, 74(1), 63-80.

Contact Information

Phone: (936) 261-3413
Office: Delco Building, Room 209