Marybeth Gasman is a Professor of Higher Education in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds secondary appointments in history, Africana Studies, and the School of Social Policy and Practice. Dr. Gasman's areas of expertise include the history of American higher education, historically black colleges and universities, minority serving institutions, African American leadership, and fundraising and philanthropy. She has written or edited 15 books, including Understanding Minority Serving Institutions, Envisioning Black Colleges, Uplifting a People, Rediscovering Booker T. Washington, Race and Gender in Nonprofit Leadership, The Morehouse Mystique, and A Guide to Fundraising at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Dr. Gasman's articles have been published in the American Education Research Journal, Educational Researcher, Teachers College Record, the Journal of Higher Education, the Journal of Negro Education, Research in Higher Education, the Journal of College Student Development, among others. She is a regular contributor to the Chronicle of Higher Education, Divers Issues, the Huffington Post, the New York Times, and Academe. Dr. Gasman is the co-principal investigator on two major grant-funded research projects related to Minority Serving institutions (MSIs). One project (with Clif Conrad) is focused on student success at MSIs and funded by Lumina Foundation, Kresge Foundation, and USA Funds. The other project (with Yvonne Patterson) is focused on increasing faculty of color at MSIs in the sciences and is sponsored by NIH. Her research has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, USNEWS, CNN, and on National Public Radio.
Fostering success of ethnic and racial minorities in STEM: The role of minority serving institutions. (with Robert T. Palmer and Dina C. Maramba), Robert T. Palmer, PhD (2012)
Rediscovering Booker T. Washington (with Michael Bieze) (2012)
The Morehouse Mystique: Becoming a Doctor at the Nation's Newest African American Medical School (with Louis W. Sullivan) (2012)
Fundraising at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: An All Campus Approach (with Nelson Bowman) (2011)
Race, Gender, and Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations (with Noah Drezner, Edward Epstein, Tyrone Freeman, and Vida Avery) (2011)
A matter of diversity, equity and necessity: The tension between Maryland's higher education system and its historically Black institutions over the OCR agreement (with Robert T. Palmer and Ryan J. Davis), Journal of Negro Education (2011)
Eighteen years after the Supreme Court rendered its decision in Fordice, many states have complied...
Effectively Recruiting Faculty of Color at Highly Selective Institutions: A School of Education Case Study (with Jessica Kim and Thai-Huy Nguyen), Journal of Diversity in Higher Education (2011)
In Search of a “Good” School: First and Second Generation Asian American Students Describe their College Choice Process (with Jessica Kim), Journal of College Student Development (2011)
Mixed Motivations, Mixed Results: A History of Law, Interest Convergence, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (with Adriel Hilton), Teachers College Record (2011)
Perceptions of Black College Presidents: Sorting through Stereotypes and Reality to Gain a Complex Picture, American Education Research Journal (2011)
Mentoring Programs for African American College Students in Predominantly White Institutions: Relationships to Academic Success, Different Perspectives on Majority Rules (1997) (1997)
“When adapted to historically underrepresented groups in the college setting, mentoring is thought to transmit...