Portland State University. Department of Educational Leadership and Policy
Term of Graduation
Date of Publication
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership: Postsecondary Education
Educational Leadership and Policy
Community College Education, Education Policy, Education Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Higher Education
1 online resource (vii, 186 pages)
The Oregon community college system employs a full-time faculty workforce that is overwhelmingly White. This study aimed to research why the representation of faculty of color in the state’s community colleges remains low by conducting interviews with faculty of color about their experiences at these public 2-year institutions using counterstorytelling as research methodology. Using critical race theory as a theoretical framework, this study collected and analyzed the counterstories of seven faculty of color in a variety of institutions and regions across one state about their experiences with institutional racism and how it impacts their persistence strategies and retention patterns.
©2023 Kristin Christophersen
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Christophersen, Kristin, "Local Voices: Counterstorytelling and Retention of Faculty of Color in Oregon's Community College System" (2023). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 6424.