Shaun R. Harper's research examines race and gender in education and social
contexts, equity trends and racial climates on college campuses, Black and Latino male
student success in high school and higher education, and college student engagement. He
also occasionally writes about intercollegiate athletics. Dr. Harper has published 11
books and more than 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and other academic publications. 

Several education associations have praised Professor Harper’s scholarship, including the
American Educational Research Association (2010 Division G Early Career Award, 2014
Relating Research to Practice Award); Association for the Study of Higher Education (2008
Early Career Award); National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (2004
Dissertation of the Year Award, 2010 Outstanding Contribution to Research Award, 2012
Robert H. Shaffer Award for Faculty Excellence, 2013 Pillar of the Profession); American
College Personnel Association (2005 Emerging Scholar Award, 2006 Annuit Coeptis Award,
2014 Contribution to Knowledge Award); and the National Association of Academic Advisors
for Athletics (2008 Excellence in Research Award). 

The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Wall Street Journal,
Sports Illustrated, Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and numerous other
media outlets have quoted Dr. Harper and featured his groundbreaking research. He has
appeared on CNN, ESPN, CSPAN, NPR, and more than 20 ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC news programs
across the U.S. 

Dr. Harper earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Albany State, a historically
Black university in Georgia, and his Ph.D. in higher education from Indiana University. 

Professor Harper is Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in
Education. Visit the Center's website at: http://www.gse.upenn.edu/equity. 

Follow him on Twitter @DrShaunHarper 

Books

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Introduction to American Higher Education (with Jerlando F. L. Jackson, Ph.D.) (2011)
 

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Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession (5th edition) (with John H. Schuh, Ph.D. and Susan R. Jones, Ph.D.) (2011)
 

Black Male College Students

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In Search of Progressive Black Masculinities: Critical Self-Reflections on Gender Identity Development among Black Undergraduate Men (with Keon M. McGuire, Ph.D.; Jonathan Berhanu; and Charles H.F. Davis III), Men & Masculinities (2014)
 

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Succeeding in the City: A Report from the New York City Black and Latino Male High School Achievement Study (with and Researchers from the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education) (2014)
 

Race, Diversity & Minority Student Engagement

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An Anti-Deficit Achievement Framework for Research on Students of Color in STEM, Students of Color in STEM: Engineering a New Research Agenda (2010)
 

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Access and Equity for African American Students in Higher Education: A Critical Race Historical Analysis of Policy Efforts (with Lori D. Patton, Ph.D. and Ontario S. Wooden, Ph.D.), Journal of Higher Education (2009)
 

Men & Masculinities

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Beyond Bad Behaving Brothers: Productive Performances of Masculinities among College Fraternity Men (with Frank Harris III, Ed.D.), International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (2014)
 

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Man of Multiple Identities: Complex Individuality and Identity Intersectionality among College Men (with Cameron C. Wardell and Keon M. McGuire), Masculinities in Higher Education (2011)
 

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Masculine Socialization and Sexual Risk Behaviors among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men (with David J. Malebranche, MD; Errol L. Fields; and Lawrence O. Bryant), Men & Masculinities (2009)
 

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Masculinities go to community college: Understanding male identity socialization and gender role conflict (with Frank Harris III), Gendered perspectives in community colleges. (2008)
 

Historically Black Colleges & Universities

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Gender differences in student engagement among African American undergraduates at historically Black colleges and universities (with Robert M. Carini, Ph.D.; Brian K. Bridges, Ph.D.; and John C. Hayek, Ph.D.), Journal of College Student Development (2004)
 

Other Higher Education Topics

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Racial Differences in the Formation of Postsecondary Educational Expectations: A Structural Model (with Samuel D. Museus, Ph.D. and Andrew H. Nichols, Ph.D.), Teachers College Record (2010)
 

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Myths and misconceptions about using qualitative methods in assessment (with George D. Kuh, Ph.D.), Using qualitative methods in institutional assessment (2007)
 

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Using qualitative methods to assess student trajectories and college impact, Using qualitative methods in institutional assessment (2007)
 

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Principles for good practice in graduate and professional student engagement (with Jason L. Pontius), Supporting Graduate and professional students: The role of student affairs (2006)
 

Routledge Book Series on Race and Racism in American Higher Education