A professor at the University of Utah recently co-authored a study exploring challenges faced by black male doctoral students. The six-year study followed 21 students earning doctorate degrees in engineering. It showed these students felt they were at the bottom of the hierarchy when it came to receiving resources from faculty members.
William Smith is the chair for the Department of Education, Culture and Society at the University of Utah. He worked on this research project with a professor from Iowa State University and one from the University of Alabama.
“It was a very interesting experiment to really hear the voices of what these students were dealing with on a day-to-day basis in these programs,” Smith said.
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