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About Marybeth Gasman

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.


Present Professor of Higher Education, University of Pennsylvania


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Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania
3700 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Books (15)

Articles (20)