Questioning Black Colleges: Melissa Wooten, Chair of ISSR Steering Committee for Undergraduate Research Methods Certificate

Melissa Wooten, Department of Sociology, UMass Amherst

Black colleges are doing great things for their students, so why does a negative view persist? In a recent interview for The Academic MinuteMelissa Wooten, Chair of ISSR's Steering Committee on developing an Undergraduate Research Methods Certificate at UMass Amherst, explores this question.

Melissa E. Wooten is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She studies how the structure of race and racism influences organizational development.

Her book In the Face of Inequality: How Black Colleges Adapt (2015 SUNY Press) empirically examines how racism disadvantages organizational actors preventing them from gaining critical financial and political resources.