Darnell  Cole

Darnell Cole

Associate Professor of Education

PhD in Higher Education Administration & Education Psychology
Indiana University

Masters in Higher Education Administration
Indiana University

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Contact info

darnellc@usc.edu213-821-4363Curriculum Vitae

Concentration

Higher Education

Expertise

Expert on college student experiences and performance, including those of African American, Latino, Muslim and Asian students

Research Center

Center for Education, Identity and Social Justice

Darnell Cole

 

Dr. Darnell Cole is an Associate Professor of Education with an emphasis in higher education and education psychology. His areas of research include race/ ethnicity, diversity, college student experiences, and learning. Previously he served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Hawaii, Manoa (Honolulu). He was also a faculty member at Marquette University. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina, at Charlotte and received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is on the review board of the Journal of College Student Development.

He has published over 25 articles and book chapters and is featured in the major journals for higher education and other related fields including The Journal of Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, NASPA Journal, Journal of Classroom Behavior, and Journal of Creative Behavior. His most recent article “Constructive Criticism: The Role of Faculty Feedback on African American and Hispanic Students’ Educational Gains” appears in the Journal of College Student Development.

Experience

Research:

The Center for Education, Identity and Social Justice at the USC Rossier School of Education was launched on Feb. 1, 2017, with Professors Shafiqa Ahmadi and Darnell Cole as co-directors. The Center facilitates productive and meaningful interactions among students, educators and community members. In particular, we examine how multiple identities such as religion, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation and disability intersect to foster shared values and democratic ideals. We envision socially just and inclusive educational environments, where students are prepared to be civically engaged citizens.

The mission and vision of the Center is based on three key elements:

  • Rigorous primary and secondary research
  • Policy, practice, curriculum development, and training informed by research
  • A commitment and engagement to social justice through activities and events.

All of the Center’s initiatives will include aspects of each key element.

Professional Experience:

2017 Co-Director, Research Center for Education, Identity, and Social Justice (CEISJ)

 

2008 – 2011 Ph.D. Program Chair, University of Southern California (USC) Primary responsibility is research, teaching, and service.

 

2006 Associate Professor (Tenured, 2009)

 

2011 (Fall) Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accreditation Team for Capacity Program Review (CPR).

 

Associate Professor (Tenured, 2006), University of Hawai`i at Mānoa (UHM) Primary responsibility is teaching, research, and service.

 

Designer and Co-director of the College Student Personnel Program

Department of Educational Policy and Leadership, School of Education, Marquette University (MU)

 

Coordinator of Educational Leadership’s Program Redesign

Department of Educational Policy and Leadership, School of Education, Marquette University (MU)

 

Coordinator of Graduate Programs in Educational Leadership

Department of Educational Policy and Leadership, School of Education, Marquette University (MU)

 

Assistant Professor, Marquette University (MU)

Department of Educational Policy and Leadership, School of Education

 

Honors and Awards:

2017 (Fall) Mentoring Award, USC Rossier School of Education

2016 (Fall) Outstanding Service, Cherished Hands Foundation

2014 – 2016 Scholar of Research in Residence, Centre for TransCultural Studies, Temasek Polytechnic Institute in Singapore

2011 (Fall) Visiting Scholar Award for the Wisconsin's Equity & Inclusion Laboratory (Weilab), Wisconsin's Center for Educational Research (WCER), UW-Madison's Letters and Science Center for Academic Excellence, UW-Madison's Office of Diversity and Climate, and The Greater Urban League, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

2002 Outstanding Service to the School of Education, Dean’s award.

Summer 2000 Best Teacher Award, Marquette University

1998-1999 Holmstedt Dissertation Award, Indiana University
Dissertation: Faculty-Student Interactions of African American and
White College Students: A Sociocultural Examination

Fellowship recipient for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference and Pre-Conference attendance entitled - “Embracing the Minority Scholar”. - 1998

1996 Selected to participate in the Doctoral Colloquium at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Annual Conference. - 1996

Selected as a delegate from Indiana University to attend the pre-conference seminar for the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). - 1995

1995 Recognized for excellence in the use of “Student Development Theory” during the Masters Case Study Challenge at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference.

Classes:

EDUC 523, “Diversity”

EDHP 503, “Politics of Difference”

EDUC 657, “Social Foundation of Research”

EDUC 708, “Advanced Student Development Theory”

EDUC 503, “Curriculum, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education”

EDHP 657, “Management of Student Services in Higher Education”

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