The book provides quantitative and qualitative research studies regarding African American, first-generation, undecided, and non-traditional college students. The book includes important recommendations for university administrators, faculty, and staff in supporting the academic, personal, and social adjustment of college life of various types of students.
Terence Hicks is a tenured associate professor of research in the Department of Educational Leadership at Fayetteville State University. He was among a selected group of research scholars invited by the Center for African-American Research & Policy (CAARP) to participate in a special session related to the "Black in America: CNN Documentary." Abul Pitre is the former Carter G. Woodson Professor of Education at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Currently, he is the Chairperson of Leadership Studies at North Carolina A& T State University. Dr. Pitre is the author of several articles and books, most notably on the educational philosophy of Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X.