Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Antonio Duran, Reginald A. Blockett, Z Nicolazzo
    Pages 111-173
  3. Jessica C. Harris, Krystle P. Cobian, Nadeeka Karunaratne
    Pages 229-275
  4. Aimee La Pointe Terosky, Katie Conway
    Pages 403-452
  5. Julie Posselt, Theresa E. Hernandez, Cynthia D. Villarreal, Aireale J. Rodgers, Lauren N. Irwin
    Pages 453-515
  6. Alicia C. Dowd, Kelly Ochs Rosinger, Marlon Fernandez Castro
    Pages 517-588
  7. Kevin R. McClure, Sondra N. Barringer, Joshua Travis Brown
    Pages 589-666
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 725-738

About this book


Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each annual volume contains chapters that discuss salient dimensions of scholarly and policy inquiries on topics pertaining to college students and faculty, organization and administration, curriculum and instruction, policy, diversity issues, economics and finance, history and philosophy, community colleges, advances in research methodology and more. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic. The series is fortunate to have attracted annual contributions from distinguished scholars throughout the world. 



History of religion Latino males in U.S. higher education queer and trans studies in higher education college athletes’ rights and well-being Increasing faculty diversity faculty engagement in teaching and learning initiatives distance learning in higher education Sexual harassment on campus Community college finance Privatization of public higher education Difference-in-differences methodology

Editors and affiliations

  • Laura W. Perna
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of EducationUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

About the editors

Laura W. Perna is GSE Centennial Presidential Professor of Education and Executive Director of the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy (AHEAD) at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). Her research uses various methodological approaches to identify how social structures, educational practices, and public policies promote and limit college access and success, particularly for groups that are underrepresented in higher education. Recent publications include Improving research-based knowledge of college promise programs (with Edward Smith, 2019, AERA), Taking it to the streets: The role of scholarship in advocacy and advocacy in scholarship (2018, Johns Hopkins University Press), and The Attainment Agenda: State policy leadership for higher education (with Joni Finney, 2014, Johns Hopkins University Press). She has served as President of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Vice President of the Postsecondary Division of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and Chair of Penn’s Faculty Senate. She is a member of the Gates Commission on the Value of Postsecondary Education and the Board of Directors for the Postsecondary National Policy Institute (PNPI). Among other honors, she has received the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching from the University of Pennsylvania, Early Career Achievement Award from ASHE, the Excellence in Public Policy in Higher Education Award from ASHE’s Council on Public Policy and Higher Education, the Dr. Constance Clayton Education Award from the Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable, and the Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. She is also a member of the National Academy of Education and a Fellow of AERA.

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