Shelia Higgs Burkhalter, vice president for Student Affairs, is a contributor to a book called Careers in Student Affairs: A Holistic Guide to Professional Development in Higher Education. Careers in Student Affairs was released March 2017 by NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators), and the book provides a comprehensive look at being a higher education administrator. Shelia co-wrote Chapter 9: Taking the Job Search to the Next Level. Copies can be purchased here. Read a review of the book here.
Lakeisha Mathews, director of the Career and Professional Development Center, and Certified Professional Career Coach and Resume Writer, is a contributor to an exciting career development book called Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing the Job You Love. Find Your Fit was published in October 2016 by the Association of Talent Development, the world’s largest professional membership organization supporting professionals in performance and organizational development. With insights from 16 experienced career coaches, Find Your Fit offers detailed advice on how to identify the right type of workplace and work backwards to find it. It walks job seekers through the specifics of building a personal brand—down to developing a winning LinkedIn profile. Readers will gain a deep understanding of where to focus their networking efforts and how to develop an effective resume for use both online and off. For a quick preview, you can Read a Sample Chapter or listen to Lakeisha speak about job searching here. Copies can be purchased here.
Sara Hillis Ousby, director of the Center for Student Involvement, is a contributor to Understanding College Student Subpopulations: A guide for Student Affairs Professionals. Edited by Lyle A. Gohn and Ginger R. Albin, the book was released in 2006 by NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators). The book analyzes the unique qualities of various subpopulations found on college and university campuses nationwide and examines how these factors affect student success. Sara co-authored the chapter on transfer students with Michael T. Miller, Dean of the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas. Copies can be purchased here.
Sunni L. Solomon II, program manager for the BMALE Academy, and current doctoral student at Morgan State University, is a contributor to Professional Education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Past Trends and Future Outcomes. Edited by Tiffany Fountaine Boykin, Adriel Hilton, and Robert Palmer, the book was released in October 2017 by Routledge Research in Higher Education. The book focuses on the significant role that professional education programs play at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and these programs’ impact on society. Taking into account social supports, identity development, and doctoral student socialization patterns, this book sheds light on what development and status of such professional education programs mean for future research and practice, while emphasizing issues of race, oppression, and marginalization.
Sunni partnered with Steve D. Mobley, Jr., Assistant Professor, and doctoral student A.C. Johnson, both members of the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, & Technology Studies at The University of Alabama, to co-author chapter 3 titled Securing the Future: Creating “Social Engineers” for Societal Change at Historically Black College and University Law Schools. Though small in number, the HBCU law schools have long occupied the role of training “social engineers” in the nuances of legal practice. This specific chapter not only underscores the historical significance of these schools, but also discusses how these unique settings have contributed to the Do I Look Suspicious? and #BlackLivesMatter movements. Copies can be purchased here.