Examining Effective Practices at Minority-Serving Institutions

Beyond a Deficit Framing of Leadership

  • Robert T. Palmer
  • DeShawn Preston
  • Amanda Assalone

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. DeShawn Preston, Tiffany Jones, Bonita J. Brown
    Pages 43-62
  3. William Broussard, Ventric Fletcher, Urban Wiggins
    Pages 75-94
  4. Sosanya M. Jones
    Pages 95-112
  5. Thai-Huy Nguyen, Bach Mai Dolly Nguyen
    Pages 161-177
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 205-207

About this book


This book aims to help expand the pipeline for executive leaders at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), where there is a high turnover in leadership, particularly among HBCUs. The editors and their contributors examine leadership at MSIs from an anti-deficit approach and create and add to the scholarly discourse around effective leadership practices, models, and strategies for leaders at MSIs. With this approach, this book seeks to help leaders of MSIs increase their leadership capacities, which may help expand the pipeline of MSI leaders and equip them with the skills to be successful in their positions. 


Historically black colleges and universities anti-deficit Higher Education Administration Institutional Governance Hispanic-Serving Institutions AANAPISI Grants

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert T. Palmer
    • 1
  • DeShawn Preston
    • 2
  • Amanda Assalone
    • 3
  1. 1.Howard UniversityWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.United Negro College Fund’s Institute for Capacity BuildingWashington, DCUSA
  3. 3.Southern Education FoundationAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-16608-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-16609-0
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