Marybeth Gasman

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Marybeth Gasman

"After 10 years in college and university administration, Dr. Gasman received a Ph.D. in higher education from Indiana University in 2000. She came to Penn as an assistant professor in 2003. She received the Association for the Study of Higher Education's Promising Scholar/Early Career Award given in honor of a scholar's body of scholarship in 2006. In 2008, Dr. Gasman was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure and also won the Penn Excellence in Teaching Award.

"Dr. Gasman is an historian of higher education. Her work explores issues pertaining to philanthropy and historically black colleges, black leadership, contemporary fundraising issues at black colleges, and African-American giving. Dr. Gasman’s most recent book is Envisioning Black Colleges: A History of the United Negro College Fund (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007). She has also written (with Patrick J. Gilpin) Charles S. Johnson: Leadership beyond the Veil in the Age of Jim Crow (SUNY Press, 2003), (with Sibby Anderson-Thompkins) Supporting Alma Mater: Successful Strategies for Securing Funds from Black College Alumni (CASE Books, 2003), and (with Katherine Sedgwick) Uplifting a People: African American Philanthropy and Education (Peter Lang, 2005).

"In addition to these works, Dr. Gasman is the editor (with Benjamin Baez and Caroline Sotello Turner) of Understanding Minority Serving Institutions (SUNY Press, 2008) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Triumphs, Troubles, and Taboos (Palgrave Press, 2009) with Christopher Tudico.

"Dr. Gasman has also published many peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Teachers College Record, the Journal of Higher Education, the American Educational Research Journal, Educational Researcher, the History of Education Quarterly, the History of Higher Education Annual, and the International Journal of Educational Advancement.

"In addition to her research, Dr. Gasman has worked with several institutions interested in reaching out to their African American alumni. These colleges and universities include Howard University, Bennett College, Cheney University, Philander Smith College, Stanford University, Prairie View A & M University, Georgia State University, and the University of Pennsylvania." [1]

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  1. Marybeth Gasman, accessed August 14, 2009.