Cultivating a passion for excellence in African American and Latino college males: Mentor experiences in multitheoretical organizational ethnography

by Fox, Brendon C., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2015, 183 pages; 3688509


This study examines the lived mentoring experiences of college mentors as they attempt to redirect their mentees toward mutually agreed upon and desired outcomes. The participants in this study are advisors in the Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) program, who mentor African American and Latino men in chapters that are nested in colleges located in 39 states, two and four year institutions, and public and private schools. This dissertation is an ethnography that investigates the strategies that mentors employ to affect change at the mentee, program, institutional, and societal levels. They are firmly entrenched in the effort to disrupt existing hegemony and positively affect the achievement disparity between African American and Latino men, a population that has been historically underrepresented and marginalized in the American education system. The themes that emerged from this study provide a deeper understanding of mentoring and leadership strategies in general and the literature concerning African American men in education specifically.

AdviserJanet Salmons
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsAfrican American studies; Black studies; Management; Multicultural education; Hispanic American studies
Publication Number3688509

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