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Marybeth Gasman

Professor of Higher Education, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Marybeth Gasman is a professor of higher education in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds secondary appointments in history, Africana Studies, and the School of Social Policy and Practice. Dr. Gasman also serves as the director of the Center on Minority Serving Institutions at Penn and is the principal or co-principal investigator on five major grant-funded research projects related to Minority Serving institutions (MSIs) totaling $10 million. Her areas of expertise include the history of American higher education, historically black colleges and universities, minority serving institutions, African American leadership, and fundraising and philanthropy. Dr. Gasman consults for many organizations, including Lumina Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Education Sector, USA Funds, and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and serves on the board of trustees at Paul Quinn College. She has written or edited 20 books, including Understanding Minority Serving Institutions, Envisioning Black Colleges, and Uplifting a People, among many others. Eight of Dr. Gasman's books have won research awards. Her articles have been published in the American Education Research Journal, Educational Researcher, and Teachers College Record, to name a few. She is a regular contributor to the Chronicle of Higher Education, Diverse Issues, the Huffington Post, and the New York Times.

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