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Diverse Perspectives in College Teaching


Diverse Perspectives in College Teaching is an e-book comprised of eight articles outlining specific challenges that impact teaching faculty and ultimately student performance. Each article, grounded in the relevant literature, is buttressed by the faculty members’ personal experiences. Where appropriate, the articles discuss the issue’s significance for a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). Finally, each article concludes with strategies and recommendations for success.

ISBN: 978-1-941804-34-6

Editors:  Karen Y. Holmes, Ernestine A. W. Duncan, & Tracy E. Zinn

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 White Professors at HBCUs: On Becoming Equal Contributors for Black Student Success
    Andrew T. Arroyo
  • Chapter 2 The First Generation College Student: Overcoming Barriers to Success 
    Ernestine A. Duncan
  • Chapter 3 Overcoming Competing Responsibilities that Impact Academic Performance: Teaching Non-Traditional Students in a Traditional College Setting
    Khadijah O. Miller
  • Chapter 4 Beyond our Borders: Internationalizing the Teaching of Psychology
    John E. Fife
  • Chapter 5 From The Courtroom to the Classroom: The Value of Service Learning to Encourage a Voice of Care in Criminal Justice Students
    Doris L. Edmonds
  • Chapter 6 Making the Transition to College within the Context of Emerging Adulthood
    Karen Brakke & DeKimberlen Joneka Neely
  • Chapter 7 Why I Chose to Teach at an HBCU
    Pamela B. Trotter
  • Chapter 8 Rethinking Teaching and Advising: Strategies for Integrating the Principles of Student-Centered Teaching into the Advising Process at a Historically Black University
    Karen Y. Holmes, Karen B. White, & Joy Cooley-Doles
  • Author Bios


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The individual essays and chapters contained within this collection are Copyright © 2014 by their respective authors. This collection of essays and chapters as a compendium is Copyright © 2014 Society for the Teaching of Psychology. You may print multiple copies of these materials for your own personal use, including use in your classes and/or sharing with individual colleagues as long as the author's name and institution, and a notice that the materials were obtained from the website of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) <> appear on the copied document. For research and archival purposes, public libraries and libraries at schools, colleges, universities and similar educational institutions may print and store in their research or lending collections multiple copies of this compendium as a whole without seeking further permission of STP (the editors would appreciate receiving a pro forma notice of any such library use).  No other permission is granted to you to print, copy, reproduce, or distribute additional copies of these materials. Anyone who wishes to print, copy, reproduce, or distribute copies for other purposes must obtain the permission of the individual copyright owners. Particular care should be taken to seek permission from the respective copyright holder(s) for any commercial or "for profit" use of these materials.

Suggested Reference Format

We suggest that the overall text be referenced in this fashion:
Holmes, K. Y., Duncan, E. A. W., & Zinn T. E. (2014). Diverse perspectives in college teaching. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site:

Individual chapters may be referenced in this fashion:
Arroyo, A. T. (2014). White professors at HBCUs: On becoming equal contributors for black student success. In K. Y. Holmes, E. A. W. Duncan, & T. E. Zinn (Eds.) Diverse Perspectives in College Teaching.  Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site:

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