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This is the second edition of Faculty Diversity: Problems and Solutions (2004, Routledge Press). The 2012 second edition has been substantially revised.   

To order the new book, go to www.routledge.com   or   www.amazon.com 

Why do we see so little progress in diversifying faculty at America's colleges, universities, and professional schools? This second edition explores that important question and provides steps for hastening faculty diversity. Drawing on her extensive consulting practice and expertise as well as research and scholarship from several fields, Dr. Moody provides practical and feasible ways to improve faculty recruitment, retention, and mentorship---especially of under-represented women in science-related fields and non-immigrant (U.S. domestic) minorities in all fields.

This revised edition includes:

*New strategies to prevent unintended cognitive bias and errors that damange faculty recruitment and retention

*Expanded discussion on the importance of different cultural contexts, political and historical experiences inhabited and inherited by non-immigrant U.S. faculty and students

*More testimonials and on-the-ground reflections from faculty, administrators, and leaders in higher education, with new attention to medical schools and other professional schools

*Updated Appendix with Discussion Scenarios and Practice Exercises useful to search and evaluation committees, department chairs, deans, faculty sentates, and diversity councils

*Expanded chapter on mentoring that dispels myths about informal mentoring and underlines essential components for formal programs.


This is an essential, reliable, and eye-opening guide for colleges, medical and other professional schools that are frustrated in their efforts to diversify their faculty.

"This book provides an incredible set of resources for any campus whishing to improve not only the faculty hiring and search process but also retention. Dr. Moody brings a wealth of scholarly expertise to her task as well as knowledge of day-to-day practices gained through her extenive consulting work with faculty and administrators. both conceptual and eminently practical---a terrific combination."   
Daryl Smith, Professor of Education and Psychology, Claremont Graduate University; author of Diversity's Promise for Higher Education,


"A must read! Dr. Moody clearly knows what she is talking about. I am especially impressed with her honesty, specificity, and keen insights. This book leads to our taking a fresh look at current practices and offers concrete suggestions for removing barriers and biases. Dr. Moody is wise to give attention to the abysmally small number of native-born minorities entering the professoriate."
   
Freeman Hrabowski, President, University of Maryland-Baltimore County and co-founder of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program.

ADDITIONAL REVIEWS OF    FACULTY DIVERSITY: REMOVING THE BARRIERS (2012):

Medical schools should pay close attention to this book, especially the discussion of how to remove cognitive errors that can contaminate personnel evaluations and thwart faculty diversity.”   Clinical Professor Joseph Hopkins, M.D., Stanford School of Medicine; Director, Stanford Leadership Development Program.

 

“Legal counsel for higher education institutions--as well as diversity officers and faculty developers within law and other professional schools--will profit from using this engagingly written guide from an expert.”   Jonathan Alger, J.D., Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rutgers University.

 

“This is a must read! The author’s truth-telling and practical advice  are important for community colleges, research universities, and in fact any research lab or educational institution.”  Kyrsis Rodriguez, Ph.D., Professor of Science, Roxbury Community College.

 

“Dr. Moody’s depth of experience and use of up-to-date research are evident in every chapter. Highly recommended for liberal arts campuses, faculty reading circles, ‘difficult dialogues’ series, and presidents’ and provosts’ cabinets.”    Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D., President, Spelman College and formerly dean and acting president at Mt. Holyoke College.

 

“Academic leaders including campus presidents, provosts, deans, department chairs, search and tenure/promotion committees, diversity councils and chief diversity officers can greatly impact the diversification of faculty if they heed what Dr. Moody has to say.”   Jozi De Leon, Ph.D., Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, University of New Mexico.