The Resilient University: How Purpose and Inclusion Drive Student Success, with Peter H. Henderson, Lynne C. Schaefer, and Philip J. Rous, 2024, Johns Hopkins University Press

The Empowered University: Shared Leadership, Culture Change, and Academic Success, with Philip Rous & Peter Henderson, 2019, Johns Hopkins University Press.

Holding Fast to Dreams: Empowering Youth, from the Civil Rights Crusade to STEM Achievement, 2015, Beacon Press.

Beating the Odds: Raising Academically Successful African American Males, with Geoffrey Greif & Kenneth Maton, 1998, Oxford University Press. (Focuses on parenting and high-achieving African American males in science)

Overcoming the Odds: Raising Academically Successful African American Young Women, with Geoffrey Greif, Kenneth Maton, & Monica Greene, Oxford University Press, 2002. (Focuses on parenting and academically successful African American females in science)


“Sustainability, Inclusive Excellence, and Our Shared Future,” with Anthony Lane in Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly, Vol. VIII, No. 2, October 2021.

Nothing Succeeds Like Success,” with Peter Henderson in Issues in Science and Technology, July 29, 2021.

The Social Impact of UMBC: A Journey Over Three Decades,” with Peter Henderson and Anthony Lane in the Harvard Social Impact Review, April 6, 2021.

At a Crossroads: Reimagining science, engineering, and medicine—and its practitioners,” with J.K. Tracy and P.H. Henderson in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), July 15, 2020.

Replicating Meyerhoff for inclusive excellence in STEM,” with M.F. Summers, K.I. Maton, and other colleagues in SCIENCE, Vol. 364, April 26, 2019, pp. 335-337.

“Challenging US Research Universities and Funders to Increase Diversity in the Research Community,” with Peter H. Henderson in Issues in Science and Technology, Winter 2019.

“Broadening Participation in American Higher Education — A Special Focus on the Underrepresentation of African Americans in STEM Disciplines,” in The Journal of Negro Education, Spring 2018, pp. 99-109.

“Go Far Together: Creating a Healthy, Inclusive Culture for Faculty and Staff,” in Leading Colleges and Universities: Lessons from Higher Education Leaders, edited by S.J. Trachtenberg, G.B. Kauvar, and E.G. Gee, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2018.

Toward a More Diverse Research Community: Models of Success,” with Peter Henderson in Issues in Science and Technology, Spring 2017.

How Undergraduate Programs Can Boost Minority Success in Medical School,” with Peter Henderson in AAMC News, January 2017.

Outcomes and processes in the Meyerhoff Scholars Program: STEM PhD completion, sense of community, perceived program benefit, science identity, and research self-efficacy,” with K.I. Maton, T.S. Season, S. Godsay, M.R. Stop Domingo, T.C. Bailey, S. Sun, in CBE-Life Sciences Education.

“Inclusive Excellence and Institutional Culture Change,” with E.K. Fishman, K.M. Horton, S.P. Raman, in the Journal of the American College of Radiology,” January, 2016, pp. 94-95.

“Increasing Racial Diversity in the Teacher Workforce: One University’s Approach,” with M.G. Sanders, in the NEA Higher Education Journal Thought and Action, Winter 2015, pp. 101-116.

“Enhancing the Number of African Americans Pursuing the PhD in Engineering: Outcomes and Processes in the Meyerhoff Scholarship Program,” with K.I. Maton, K.M. Watkins-Lewis, and T. Beason, in Changing the Face of Engineering: The African American Experience, edited by J.W. Slaughter, Y. Tao, and W. Pearson, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2015.

“African American Mothers of Academically Successful Sons: Familial Influences and Implications for Clinical Work,” with G.L. Greif and K.I. Maton in The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents, Volume 2, edited by Kirkland Vaughans and Warren Spielberg, Praeger Publishers, Santa Barbara, California, 2014, pp. 487-501.

“Preparing Students for Research Careers: The Meyerhoff Scholars Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County,” with Beatrice Bridglall and Kenneth Maton, in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Studies of Three Developmental Programs, edited by Beatrice Bridglall, Lexington Books, Lanham, Maryland, 2013, pp. 37-70.

The Meyerhoff Scholars Program: A Strengths-Based Institution-Wide Approach to Increasing Diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics,” with K.I. Maton, S. Pollard, and T.V.M. Weise in Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, September, 2012, Volume 79, pp. 610-623.

“Presidential Leadership in the Academy,” in Voices of Historical and Contemporary Black American Pioneers, Volume 4: Education, Social Sciences, and Humanities, edited by Vernon Farmer and Evelyn Shepherd-Wynn, Praeger Publishers, Santa Barbara, California, 2012, pp. 249-256.

“Institutional Change in Higher Education: Innovation and Collaboration ,” McGraw-Hill Research Foundation, September 2011.

“African American Males in the Meyerhoff Scholars Program: Outcomes and Processes,” with K.I. Maton and S. Pollard in Diversity in Higher Education Vol. 11, ‘Beyond Stock Stories and Folktales: African Americans’ Paths to STEM Fields,’ edited by Henry Frierson, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, UK, 2011.

Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads,” Committee on Underrepresented Groups and the Expansion of the Science and Engineering Workforce Pipeline (Committee Chair), The National Academies, Washington, D.C., October, 2010.

“Presidential Leadership in the Academy: Promoting High Achievement Among Minority Students,” in Voices of Black American Pioneers, edited by Vernon Farmer and Evelyn Shepherd-Wynn, ABC-CLIO Publishers, Santa Barbara, California

“Enhancing the Number of African Americans Who Pursue STEM Ph.D.s: Meyerhoff Scholarship Program Outcomes, Processes, and Individual Predictors,” with K.I. Maton, M.R. Sto Domingo, K.E., Stolle-McAllister, J.L. Zimmerman, in Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 15, pp. 15-37, 2009.

“Beating the Odds: Successful Strategies to Increase African American Male Participation in Science,” with K.I. Maton, in Black American Males in Higher Education: Diminishing Proportions edited by H. Frierson, W. Pearson, J. Wyche, pp. 207-228, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, United Kingdom, 2009.

“Expanding Access for America’s Future,” in The Future of Higher Education: Perspectives from America’s Academic Leaders, edited by G. Olson & J. Presley, Paradigm Publishers, Boulder, 2009, pp. 151-161.

“Reflections on America’s Achievement Gap: A Fifty-Year Perspective,” in Remembering Brown at Fifty: The University of Illinois Commemorates Brown v. Board of Education, edited by O.V. Burton & D. O’Brien, University of Illinois Press, Champaign, Ill., 2009, pp. 358-372.

“Enhancing Representation, Retention and Achievement of Minority Students in Higher Education: A Social Transformation Theory of Change,” with K.I. Maton, M. Ozdemir, H. Wimms, in Toward Positive Youth Development: Transforming Schools and Community Programs, edited by M. Shinn & H. Yoshikawa, Oxford University Press, New York, 2008.

“Opening an African American STEM Program to Talented Students of All Races: Evaluation of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, 1991-2005,” with K.I. Maton, Ozdemir, M., in Charting the Future of College Affirmative Action: Legal Victories, Continuing Attacks, and New Research, edited by G. Orfield, P. Marin, S.M. Flores & L.M. Garces, pp. 125-156, The Civil Rights Project at UCLA, Los Angeles, 2007.

“Preparing Minority Scientists and Engineers,” with Michael F. Summers, Science, Vol 311, March 31, 2006, pp. 1870-1871.*

“Moral Leadership: Promoting High Achievement Among Minority Students in Science,” in University Presidents As Moral Leaders, edited by David G. Brown, Praeger Press, 2006, pp. 135-142.

“Fostering First-Year Success of Underrepresented Minorities,” in Challenging and Supporting the First-Year Student: A Handbook for Improving the First Year of College, edited by John Gardner, M. Lee Upcraft, Betsy Barefoot, Jossey-Bass, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., San Francisco, 2005.

“University Outreach and Engagement: Responding to a Changing World,” in Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, Volume 10, Number 1, Fall 2004, pp. 15-28.

“Increasing the Number of African American Ph.D.s in the Sciences and Engineering: A Strengths-Based Approach,” with Kenneth Maton, American Psychologist, 547-556, American Psychological Association, September, 2004.

“Achieving Academic Success in Graduate School,” in Vernon L. Farmer (Ed.), The Black Student’s Guide to Graduate and Professional School Success, 243-245, Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut, 2003.

“African-American College Students Excelling in the Sciences: College and Post-College Outcomes in the Meyerhoff Scholars Program,” with Kenneth I. Maton and Carol L. Schmitt, Journal of Research in Science Teaching. Volume 37, 629-654, 2000. *

“African American Mothers of Academically Successful Sons: Familial Influences & Implications for Social Work,” with Geoffrey L. Greif and Kenneth I. Maton, Children and Schools, 22, 232-245, 2000. *

“Educating Teachers for the 21st Century: Lessons Learned,” with Diane M. Lee and John S. Martello, Journal of Negro Education, Vol. 68, No.3 (Summer 1999), Howard University, 2000.

“Preparing the Way: A Qualitative Study of High-Achieving African American Males & the Role of the Family,” with Kenneth I. Maton and Geoffrey L. Greif, in American Journal of Community Psychology, Vol. 26, No. 4, 1998


Higher Education Should Lead the Efforts to Reverse Structural Racism,” with Peter Henderson and J. Kathleen Tracy, The Atlantic, October 24, 2020

I’m Still Saying Her Name,” The Atlantic, September 15, 2020

Note from UMBC president to 2020 graduates,” the Baltimore Sun, April 6, 2020

Science institutions in a new world,” with Peter Henderson and J. Kathleen Tracy, a forum article in Issues in Science and Technology, Spring 2020.

How to Actually Promote Diversity in STEM,” with Peter Henderson, The Atlantic, November 29, 2019

Student Success is a Community Responsibility,” an essay in the New York Times, June 2016.

“Four-year college isn’t the only path to career readiness,” with JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon, Jan. 19, 2016.

“Training the Workforce for 21st-Century Science,” with Jeremy Berg and Elias Zerhouni, Journal of the American Medical Association, October 25, 2016.

“Building Healthy Relationships,” in the Association of Governing Board’s Trusteeship Magazine, November/December 2015.

We Must Honor the Legacy of the Higher Education Act,” TIME, November 5, 2015.

Building a Path for All Students to Succeed,” with Yolanda Watson Spiva, The Seattle Times, October 27, 2015.

Preparing students for a changing world of work,” Pacific Standard, August 24, 2015.

Need a reason to believe there’s hope for racial progress? Look to Baltimore,” The Washington Post, July 10, 2015

After the cameras leave,” Inside Higher Ed, May 18, 2015

Video games in the classroom? Welcome to the future of learning,” CNBC, March 31, 2015

We’re making great progress in helping black students succeed,” in The Florida Times-Union, March 4, 2015

How to Get More Black Men Into Science,” in The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 27, 2014.

Baltimore Sun Op-Eds 2013-14

Mathematics and Institutional Change,” Careers in Math Sciences column for SIAM News, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, October, 2013.

Reflections on the 40 Years of the Pell Grant Program,” in Reflections on Pell, The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, June, 2013.

“Leading a Culture of Change and Innovation: Shaping the Perception of What is Possible,” in Leader to Leader, Number 67, Winter 2013.

Supporting Minority Students in Science,” in Transforming the Educational Experience of Young Men of Color, School Counselor Series, Vol. 1, CollegeBoard Advocacy & Policy Center, Spring, 2012, pp. 28-31.

Broadening Participation in the American STEM Workforce,” BioScience: A Forum for Integrating the Life Sciences, April, 2012.

Some Need More Help to Succeed in College,” New York Times Room for Debate, March, 2012

Assessment and Analytics in Institutional Transformation,” with Jack Suess and John Fritz, in EDUCAUSE Review, September/October, 2011.

“Educating Americans for the Future: Beyond the Numbers – Dreams & Values,” Public Purpose, The Magazine of the American Association of State Colleges & Universities, Spring, 2011, pp. 17-19.

Meet Societal Challenges by Changing the Culture on Campus,” with Elliot L. Hirshman, in The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 16, 2011.

Boosting Minorities in Science,” SCIENCE, Vol 331, January 14, 2011, p. 125.

U.S. Needs to Invest in Minorities in Sciences,” Roll Call, December 14, 2010.

A Time of Urgency,” Inside Higher Ed, November 8, 2010.

Reclaiming the Lead: Higher Education’s Future and Implications for Technology,” with J. Suess, in EDUCAUSE Review, November/December, 2010.

“The Access Imperative,” The Presidency, American Council on Education, Spring, 2007, pp.12-18.

A President’s Perspective on EDUCAUSE’s ‘Grand Challenges,’ ” in EDUCAUSE Review,July/August 2007, pp. 6-7

“Change Institutional Culture, and You Change Who Goes into Science,” with K.I. Mason, in Academe, American Association of University Professors, May-June, 2009, p.11.

“Leadership for a New Age: Higher Education’s Role in Producing Minority Leaders,” Liberal Education, Vol. 90, No.2, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Spring, 2004.

“Closing the Achievement Gap in Science and Mathematics,” Educational Leadership, December/January, 2003.

“The Benefits of Correctional Education,” with Jeremy Robbi, Journal of Correctional Education, Volume 53, No. 3, September 2002, pp. 96-99.

“Postsecondary Minority Student Achievement: How to Raise Performance and Close the Achievement Gap,” The College Board Review, No. 195, Winter, 2002.

“The Meyerhoff Scholars Program: Producing High-Achieving Minority Students in Science,” with Michael F. Summers, Biophysical Society Newsletter, September, 2000.