Publications, Presentations & Awards


  1. Davis, J. & Jett, C. (2019). Critical race theory in mathematics education. New York, NY: Routledge.
  2. Washington, A. R., Goings, R. B., & Henfield, M. (Eds.). (2020). Creating and sustaining effective K-12 school partnerships: Firsthand accounts of promising practices. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Journal Special Issues

  1. Ladeji-Osias, J., Coleman, S. & Davis, J. (2020). Increasing the Representation of Black Male Middle Schools Students in Engineering and Technology Fields through Informal Learning Programs at HBCUs. Journal of African American Males in Education, 11(2).
  2. Bonner, F. A., & Goings, R. B. (2019). Academically gifted Black males: An intersectional focus on achievement across the P-12 spectrum. Gifted Child Today, 42(3), 120–121.

In Press

  1. Goings, R. B., & Lewis, C. W. (in press). Critically examining the trajectories of pre-service  Black male teachers: Implications for teacher education programs. Peabody Journal of Education

Journal Articles

  1. Coleman, S.T. & Davis, J. (2020). Using asset-based pedagogy to facilitate STEM learning, engagement, and motivation for Black middle school boys. Journal of African American Males in Education, 11(2).
  2. Davis, J. & Allen, K. (2020). Culturally responsive mentoring and instruction for Black boys in STEM. Journal of African American Males in Education, 11(2).
  3. Davis, J., Anderson, C. & Parker, W. (2019). Identifying and supporting Black male students in gifted, honors, and advanced mathematics courses and programs throughout the K-12 pipeline. Gifted Child Today, 42(3), 140-149.
  4. Goings, R. B., & Sewell, C. P. (2019). Outside connections matter: Reflections on the college choice process for gifted Black students from New York City. The High School Journal, 102(3), 189–209.
  5. Goings, R. B., Hotchkins, B., & Walker, L. J. (2019). Examining the preparation of school human resource officers on developing a racially diverse educator workforce post-Brown. Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 14(3), 267–280.
  6. Goings, R. B., Walker, L. J., & Wade, K. (2020). The influence of intuition on human resource officers’ perspectives on hiring teachers of color. Journal of School Leadership. Advanced online publication.
  7. Sewell, C. P., & Goings, R. B. (2020). “I struggled but I made it”: Black gifted underachievers on transitioning to college. Journal of Advanced Academics, 31(2), 111–128.
  8. Sewell, C. P., & Goings, R. B. (2019). Navigating the gifted bubble: Black adults reflecting on their transition experiences in NYC gifted programs. Roeper Review, 41(1), 20–34.
  9. Walker, L. J., Goings, R. B., & Wilkerson, R. (2019). The role school administrators play in creating healthy ecosystems for Black male preservice teachers. The Journal of Educational Foundations, 32 (1–4). 125–141.


  1. Davis, J., Allen, K., Goings, R.B., Watts, J., McKay-Davis, B., Thomas, A., & Parker, W. (in press). Investigating pre-service Black male teachers’ identity as men, teachers, and researchers through undergraduate research. Peabody Journal of Education *Article with Black male undergraduates and alumni*
  2. Thompson, L., Mutegi, J., & Davis, J. (in press). “There’s no one here that looks like me”: Nationbuilding as a response to African American underrepresentation in the sciences. The Western Journal of Black Studies

Book Chapters

  1. Davis, J. Goings, R.B., & Allen, K. (2019). Developing pre-service mathematics teachers to meet the needs of Black male students in teacher education programs. In G. Prime (Ed.), Centering race in the STEM education of African American K-12 learners. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing Inc. (Invited; Peer-Reviewed).
  2. Ford, D. Y., Young, J. L., Wright, B. L., & Goings, R. B. (2019). Honoring differences: Improving the representation of culturally different gifted students based on equity. In D. Sisk, B. Wallace, & J. Senior (Eds.), SAGE handbook on gifted education (pp. 59–69). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Presentations & Awards.
  3. Jett, C. C., & Davis, J. (2019). Black males' experiences throughout the STEM pipeline: Factors that contribute to their success. In E. McGee & W. Robinson (Eds.), Interjecting multidisciplinary perspectives of race and gender for diversification in STEM. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. (Invited; Peer-Reviewed)
  4. Gist, C., Jackson, I., Nightengale-Lee, B., & Allen, K. (2019). Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Teacher Education. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education.
  5. Walker, L. J., Goings, R. B., Spencer, D., McDonald-Lowe, S., & Palmer, R. T. (2020). Embracing change: The importance of pluralism at historically Black colleges and universities. In C. Newman, A. A. Hilton, B. Hinnant-Crawford, & S. Platt. (Eds.), Multicultural education in the 21st century: Innovative research and practices. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  6. Wood, M. C. (2020). Factors Influencing the Retention and Persistence of African American and Latino Males STEM Students in Community College. In Rothwell, W. J., Gerity, P. E. & Carraway, V. L. Workforce Development: Guidelines for Community College Professionals 2nd Ed. (pp. 123-140). Lanham, Maryland. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Company.


  1. Goings, R. B. (accepted). Undoing my miseducation: Lesson learned from brother Kmt Shockley. In A. Ellis, N. Hartlep, G. Ladson-Billings, & D. Stovall (Eds.), Memoirs of admirable teachers: What teacher practitioners can learn from them. New York: Teachers College Press.


  1. Davis, J., Allen, K. M., Watts, J., McKay-Davis, B. W., Thomas, A. & Parker, W. (2020, April) Investigating Preservice Black Male Teachers' Identity as Men, Teachers, and Researchers Through Undergraduate Research [Roundtable Session]. AERA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA (Conference Canceled) *Presentation with Undergraduate Black Male Pre-service Teachers and Alumni*
  2. Davis, J. (2020, April) Culturally Responsive Mentoring and Instruction for Middle School Black Boys in STEM Programs [Roundtable Session]. AERA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA (Conference Canceled)
  3. Davis, J. (2020, April) Exploring Black Male Mathematics Teachers' Professional Preparation and Experiences for the Public Good [Symposium]. AERA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA (Conference Canceled)
  4. Goings, R. B., & Walker, L. J. (2020, April). Disrupting the Myth of Black male Inferiority [Conference paper session]. American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA (conference cancelled).
  5. Goings, R. B., & Walker, L. J. (2019, November). The Influence of Intuition on Human Resource Officers Perspectives on Teachers of Color [Conference paper session University Council for Educational Administration Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  6. Davis, J., Goings, R.B., Coleman, S.T. & Williams, L. (2019, October). Let’s Have a Serious Conversation about Recruiting More Black Males into the Teaching Profession. Presentation at the Teach in Maryland Conference. Baltimore, MD
  7. Wood, M. & Banks, C. (2019, July) Persistence Factors of African American Male Student-Athletes in STEM. The International Center for Innovation in Education ICIE, Prairie View, Texas
  8. Wood, M. & Banks, C. (2019, May). Factors Influencing the Retention and Persistence of African American Male Student-Athletes in STEM. National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education Conference, Portland, Oregon


  • Dr. Julius Davis - 2019 University System of Maryland Wilson H. Elkins Professorship
  • Dr. Ramon Goings - 2019 Imogene Okes Award for Outstanding Research in Adult Education, American Association of Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)