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Issac Carter

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University
  • M.A., DePaul University
  • B.S., Elmhurst College


  • The First Year College Experience: Identity, Leadership & Culture, Kendall Hunt, 2018 (in progress)
  • Broken Promises, “Disciplining the Colonized: What’s the Matter with Black Lives?” Rowman and Littlefield, 2017 (forthcoming).
  • The Assault on Communities of Color, “New Freedom School Movement,” Rowman and Littlefield, 2015.
  • Women Moving Forward Volume Two: An Intersectional Lens for a Tapestry of Diverse Voices, “The Constraints of Men Adopting a Feminist Paradigm,” Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.

Additional Information

Special Interests

The intersections of knowledge production, intersectional identity constructs, social consciousness and community action are key areas of interest for Dr. Carter. His work explores a wide range of theory and methods from a variety of fields of inquiry and forms of political action.

Research Interests

  • Higher Education and Social Change
  • Black Students at Hispanic Serving Institutions
  • Leadership and Culture
  • Feminism and Men of Color
  • Student Success; Access, Matriculation, and Graduation
  • Cultural Competencies and Professional Practices
  • Student Activism and the College Campus
  • Indigenous Forms of Leadership and Knowledge Production

Classes Taught at La Verne

  • Leadership Across Culture, Building Bridges (Undergraduate)
  • The Black Experience in America (Undergraduate)
  • The Art of Leadership and Social Change (Graduate)
  • The Student Characteristics, Learning and Culture (Graduate)
  • Assessment, Evaluation, Research & Grants (Graduate)
  • Law, Policy, Safety and Restorative Justice (Graduate)