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Examining Effective Practices at Minority-Serving Institutions

Beyond a Deficit Framing of Leadership

  • Robert T. Palmer
  • DeShawn Preston
  • Amanda Assalone

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. DeShawn Preston, Tiffany Jones, Bonita J. Brown
    Pages 43-62
  3. William Broussard, Ventric Fletcher, Urban Wiggins
    Pages 75-94
  4. Sosanya M. Jones
    Pages 95-112
  5. Thai-Huy Nguyen, Bach Mai Dolly Nguyen
    Pages 161-177
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 205-207

About this book


This book aims to help expand the pipeline for executive leaders at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), where there is a high turnover in leadership, particularly among HBCUs. The editors and their contributors examine leadership at MSIs from an anti-deficit approach and create and add to the scholarly discourse around effective leadership practices, models, and strategies for leaders at MSIs. With this approach, this book seeks to help leaders of MSIs increase their leadership capacities, which may help expand the pipeline of MSI leaders and equip them with the skills to be successful in their positions. 


Historically black colleges and universities anti-deficit Higher Education Administration Institutional Governance Hispanic-Serving Institutions AANAPISI Grants

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert T. Palmer
    • 1
  • DeShawn Preston
    • 2
  • Amanda Assalone
    • 3
  1. 1.Howard UniversityWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.United Negro College Fund’s Institute for Capacity BuildingWashington, DCUSA
  3. 3.Southern Education FoundationAtlantaUSA

About the editors

Robert T. Palmer is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Howard University, USA. His research examines issues of access, equity, retention, persistence, and the college experience of racial and ethnic minorities, particularly within the context of historically black colleges and universities. 

DeShawn Preston serves as the Research Associate for the United Negro College Fund’s (UNCF)  Institute for Capacity Building. He earned a PhD in Higher Educational Leadership at Clemson University, USA, and his research agenda focuses on African American students in graduate and professional programs.

Amanda Assalone is Postdoctoral Research and Policy Analyst at the Southern Education Foundation (SEF), USA. Her research focuses on improving post-secondary access and outreach initiatives for underrepresented students, with a particular interest in advancing research and policy aimed to support Asian American community college students.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Examining Effective Practices at Minority-Serving Institutions
  • Book Subtitle Beyond a Deficit Framing of Leadership
  • Editors Robert T. Palmer
    DeShawn Preston
    Amanda Assalone
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-16608-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-16611-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-16609-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 207
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Administration, Organization and Leadership
    Higher Education
    Ethnicity in Education
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