Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Annsley Frazier Thornton School of Education
Dr. Michael Vetter Ph. D.
This qualitative study will use an anti-deficit approach aimed to examine the classroom experiences and socialization experiences of African American male doctoral students in a higher education doctoral program at a Predominately White Institution (PWI). The understanding of these classroom and socialization experiences is critical to the ways and means that African American males employ to persist through doctoral programs, striving to reach the mountaintop: attainment of a Philosophy of Doctorate degree. The guiding research questions are 1) How do African American male doctoral students’ classroom experiences influence their persistence in doctoral programs? and 2) What socialization experience(s) influence their persistence in these doctoral programs? Five African American males participated in this study.
Keywords: African American/Black, anti-deficit, persistence, socialization
Vinson, Victor, "Do You See What I See? Experiences and Socialization of African American Male Doctoral Students at a PWI" (2022). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Capstones. 119.
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