Volume 8, Issue 1 (2023) The BIPOC Experience in Education

The term "BIPOC" is defined within the research literature as Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color by noted scholars Dr. Natalie N. Watson-Singleton, Dr. Jioni A. Lewis, and Dr. Emily R. Dworkin. However, there are studies by other scholars, such as Dr. Daniel Alejandro Helena, Dr. Marcos Pizzaro, and Dr. Rita Kohli, that note the possible impacts of dealing with racially hostile and toxic work environments for teachers of color. This special theme issue marks the first focus on the "BIPOC" Experience in Education. More specifically, this special theme issue examines issues related to students, administrators, teachers, and communities in both P-12 and Higher Education. As co-editors, our goal was to remove barriers to publishing by issuing a far-reaching open call and publishing work by authors whose goals were to illuminate experiences of BIPOC scholars, administrators, and students not often seen within the education research literature.
We were particularly interested in illuminating the experiences of BIPOC educators. In this special theme issue, we solicited research on essential facets of education omitted within the research literature. The Lived Experiences of Teachers of Color and Racial Microaggressions and Healing Racial Trauma from Public School Systems both focus on racial microaggressions and the unearthing of the experiences of teachers of color within educational systems. The article, Associations Between Multicultural Distress, Academic Achievement, and General Stress Among Racial/Ethnic Minority College Students at a Minority-Serving Institution focuses on students' experience within educational institutions. Exploring Intersectionality of Gender, Race, and Personality Traits for Black Women Leaders in Online Higher Education details the experiences Black women leaders exhibit in Online environments. Can I live: Examining the Self-Worth of Black Men Enrollment in Community College explores the experiences of Black males as they matriculate into higher education at the community college level. The Pursuit of Happiness: Black Women, Diasporic Dreams, and the Politics of Emotional Transnationalism is an academic book review focusing on Black women and their personal and career aspirations.
Dr. Tiffany A. Flowers, Georgia State University Perimeter College
Celicia L. Bell, Ph.D. Candidate, Florida State University
Joy Valentine, Doctoral Student, University of Illinois-Chicago

Research Articles

Conceptual Article

Book Review

Invited Editors

Tiffany Flowers
Georgia State University
Celicia L. Bell
Florida State University
Joy Valentine
University of Illinois-Chicago

Issue Reviewers

Edward Cromarty
Neil Faulk
Lamar University
Fabio Galli
Deanna R Davis
National University
Ian McDonald
Arden University
Ernesto F Ramirez
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Anna K Lee
North Carolina A & T State University
Melissa J. Marks
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
Richard McGregory
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Donna Walker
St. George's University
Laura Santanna Lonergan
West Chester University
Demetrice Smith-Mutegi
Old Dominion University
Anthony Walker
Tarrant County College District
Franco Zengaro
Jacksonville State University-Alabama
Veronica M Gregg
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Simone Elias
Abilene Christian University
Comfort Okpala
North Carolina A & T. State University
Michelle Simmons
West Texas A&M University
DeJuanna Parker
Lord Fairfax Community College
Arij Rached
Northeastern University
James G Archibald
Valdosta State University
Locksley Knibbs
Florida Gulf Coast University
JeffriAnne Wilder
The Cleveland Clinic
Michael R Moore
University of New Hampshire, Durham
Mohamed Ali
Grand Canyon University
Marian Truehill
National University
Yong Zeng
Oakland University
Kaycee L Bills
Fayetteville State University
Laurie A. Sharp
Tarleton State University
Brett C Welch
Lamar University