"Offers suggestions for creating an inclusive environment for underrepresented groups." (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
"Not just another book on multiculturalism, this book is a much-needed practical resource on how to prepare a campus to identify the diverse identities of all its students, their commonalities and differences. These seasoned authors have prepared a comprehensive guide for all in higher education, from professionals to students. Examining the student experience with the knowledge provided here could make a positive difference in the retention of all students." (Gwendolyn Jordan Dungy, Executive Director)
"In two words: impressively comprehensive. New professionals and seasoned administrators alike will find much that is useful in this book. The editors have assembled a dynamic constellation of scholars who offer rich insights into the texture and substance of multiculturalism on contemporary college campuses. Anyone who aspires to become a more culturally competent and responsive educator should read this text." (Shaun R. Harper, Graduate School of Education, Africana Studies and Gender Studies)
"Multiculturalism on Campus is a tour de force. In this single volume noted scholars have created an excellent textbook for undergraduate and graduate students; a teaching tool for faculty; and, a comprehensive resource for all who strive for multiculturalism and social justice on college campuses."
(Paul Shang, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students, University of Oregon, Past President)
"This is a clearly written and comprehensive book that shifts our traditional understanding of diversity to the broader concepts of multiculturalism, shifting identities, competence and inclusion. It brings the reader to an awareness of the topic’s complexity, ambiguity and reality to inform the study and guidance of the American college student."
(Rosa Cintrón, Associate Professor & HEPS Program Area Coordinator, Department of Educational & Human Sciences (EHS), College of Education)
About the Author
Mary F. Howard-Hamilton is a Professor of Higher Education at Indiana State University. She previously served as a higher education administrator for 15 years, working at five institutions, where her responsibilities variously included orientation, developmental education, judicial affairs, multicultural affairs, commuter life, and residence life. She taught courses in student affairs, higher education, and counseling at the University of Florida; and at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where she was also Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in the School of Education. Her areas of expertise are multicultural issues in higher education, student development theories, feminist theory and therapy, and consultation. She has published over 75 articles and book chapters, and co-authored or co-edited five books.
Diane L. Cooper is a Professor of College Student Affairs Administration in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services at The University of Georgia. She served for eight years as a student affairs practitioner at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro before joining the faculty in Student Development at Appalachian State University from 1992-1995. Dr. Cooper served for 6 years as the Editor for the College Student Affairs Journal and on the editorial board for the Journal of College Student Development. She is the co-author of several books including Identity development of diverse populations: Implications for teaching and practice in higher education and Learning through supervised practice in student affairs. Her research interests are in multiple identity development, program design and assessment, legal and ethical issues in student affairs practice, and professional issues related to underrepresented groups in higher education.