- Robert Palmer
ROBERT T. PALMER, PhD is an active researcher and assistant professor of Student Affairs Administration at the State University of New York at Binghamton. His research examines issues of access, equity, retention, persistence, and the college experience of racial and ethnic minorities, particularly Black men as well as other student groups at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Since completing his PhD in 2007, Palmer’s work has been published in national referred journals, and he has authored well over 75 refereed journal articles, book chapters, and other academic publications.
- J. Luke Wood
San Diego State University
J. LUKE WOOD, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education at San Diego State University (SDSU). Dr. Wood is Co-Director of the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3), Chair of the Multicultural & Multiethnic Education (MME) special interest group of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and Chair-Elect for the Council on Ethnic Participation (CEP) for the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). Wood’s research focuses on factors impacting the success of Black (and other minority) male students in the community college. In particular, his research examines contributors (e.g., social, psychological, academic, environmental, institutional) to positive outcomes (e.g., persistence, achievement, attainment, transfer, labor market outcomes) for these men.