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eNotice - April 2014

Latest Research

Dr. Flowers co-authored an article titled, “Supporting the Pathway to the Professoriate: A Descriptive Overview of a Faculty Development Program.” The article was published in the Journal of Faculty Development.

Scholarly Presentations

Dr. Flowers presented a lecture titled, “Preparing for the Professoriate in Graduate School: Developing a Research Agenda and Understanding Scholarly Productivity” at the African American Male Retreat sponsored by The Ohio State University’s Todd A. Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male. The lecture was designed to describe research strategies that enhance scholarly productivity.

Dr. Flowers presented research findings at the 38th Annual Conference of the National Council for Black Studies in Miami, FL. The presentation was based on research conducted at the Charles H. Houston Center in conjunction with a National Science Foundation grant-funded project pertaining to students' career development outcomes.

Dr. Flowers participated in a panel discussion at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. The purpose of the presentation was to highlight issues impacting the educational development of African American males.

At the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Dr. Flowers participated in the 18th Annual Continuation of Conversations with Senior Scholars on Advancing Research and Professional Development Related to Black Education. During the session, Dr. Flowers discussed strategies for developing effective educational programs.

Outreach and Service

The Charles H. Houston Center collaborated with Claflin University to support the Black Male Symposium. During the symposium, Dr. Flowers moderated a research panel comprised of educational researchers to explore critical issues that impact the academic achievement of African American males.

The Charles H. Houston Center coordinated the Asa G. Hilliard III and Barbara A. Sizemore Research Institute on African Americans and Education at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA. To facilitate the research institute, the Charles H. Houston Center collaborated with scholars around the country to implement this educational and professional development opportunity for doctoral students.

The Charles H. Houston Center offered its Spring 2014 Research Workshop. During the workshop, Cindy Roper discussed the assumptions for common statistical tests. Also, participants learned how to identify and correct issues associated with the statistical assumptions using SPSS.

Noteworthy News

Dr. Flowers' research on African American male teachers was selected as an Outstanding Author Contribution in the 2014 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. The award-winning study was titled, “Exploring the Relationship between Academic Self-Regulation and Educational Outcomes among African American Male Education Majors.”

Dr. Flowers was featured in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education in an article titled, “Five Brothers.” The story highlighted the collective research endeavors of Dr. Flowers and his colleagues with respect to their collaborative scholarship on African American males.


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