Problems and Solutions
By JoAnn Moody
Routledge – 2004 – 264 pages
JoAnn Moody shows majority campuses, faculty, and administrators how to dismantle the high barriers that block women and especially minorities from entry and advancement in the professoriate. Good practices for improving recruitment, evaluation, mentorship, and retention are offered.
"Moody has done a first-rate job of identifying the barriers to enhancing faculty diversity. She also offers numerous practical strategies and tactics for academic leaders who care about faculty diversity and hope to make a difference. In addition, Moody backs up these recommendations with key references to the most important literature in the field. Faculty Diversity is one-stop shopping for those who wish to make progress in this important arena." -- Denice Denton, University of Washington
"[Moody writes] with passion and compassion to sharpen readers' awareness of diversity, discrimination, and inequality in academia and to help bring about changes. The value of the book lies not only in its practicality, but also in the theoretical depth drawn from a wide range of sociological, anthropological, psychological, political, and educational literature. The book, written in accessible language, should be read by all higher education administrators and faculty members--both majority and minority--regardless of their position in diversity matters. At the end of the reading, everyone will emerge more educated and inspired for further dialogue."--EMME:Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education, Vol 8 No 2, Fall 2006
JoAnn Moody PhD, JD, is a national consultant in faculty development and diversity (see www.diversityoncampus.com). She is a former college professor and higher education administrator.