J. Luke Wood, PhD| Associate Professor of Community College Leadership and the Director of the Doctoral Program Concentration in Community College Leadership at San Diego State University (SDSU) |
J. Luke Wood, PhD, is Associate Professor of Community College Leadership and the Director of the Doctoral Program Concentration in Community College Leadership at San Diego State University (SDSU). Dr. Wood is Co-Director of the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3), a national project of the Interwork Institute at SDSU that partner with community colleges across the United States to enhance access, achievement, and success among minority male community college students. He is also Chair-Elect for the Council on Ethnic Participation (CEP) for the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Director of the Center for African American Research and Policy (CAARP) and Co-Editor of the Journal of Applied Research in the Community College. Wood’s research focuses on factors impacting the success of Black (and other minority) male students in the community college. In particular, his research examines contributors (e.g., social, psychological, academic, environmental, institutional) to positive outcomes (e.g., persistence, achievement, attainment, transfer, labor market outcomes) for these men. Dr. Wood is a former recipient of the Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from which he served as research fellow at the Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research (SIHER), Stanford University. He has also served as a Young Academic Fellow for the Institute for Higher Education Policy and Lumina Foundation.
Dr. Frank Harris, III| Associate Professor: Postsecondary Education, Co-Director: Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3), San Diego State University |
Dr. Frank Harris, III, is Associate Professor of Postsecondary Education and Co-Director of the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) at San Diego State University. His research is broadly focused on student development and student success in postsecondary education, and explores questions related to the social construction of gender and race on college campuses, college men and masculinities and racial/ethnic disparities in college student outcomes. In his role as co-director of M2C3, he partners with community colleges across the United States to conduct research and design interventions to facilitate student achievement among men who have been historically marginalized in postsecondary education. Before joining the faculty at San Diego State, Harris worked as a student affairs educator and college administrator in the areas of student affairs administration, student crisis support and advocacy, new student orientation programs, multicultural student affairs, academic advising and enrollment services. His most recent administrative appointment was at the University of Southern California as Associate Director of the Center for Urban Education.