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Dr. Beatty's Research 

Dr. Beatty explores the intersections of gender and race in leadership education, leadership development of Students of Color, and racial battle fatigue for undergraduate students. His recent publications center on topics that include: navigating racial battle fatigue for campus student leaders, supporting undergraduate Black women through Sister Circles, gains in leadership capacity for high-achieving Black men leaders, and supporting undergraduate men in leadership education through liberatory pedagogy.In 2019 Dr. Beatty co-edited a monograph titled: Critical Considerations for Race, Ethnicity and Culture for Fraternity and Sorority Life. He is a scholar passionate about deconstructing race, systemic racism, and hegemonic masculinity in postsecondary education environments. Dr. Beatty recently co-authored two books for the Information Age Publishing series, Contemporary Perspectives on Leadership Learning. The first book, Engaging in the Leadership Process: Identity, Capacity, and Efficacy for College Students, is co-authored with Dr. Kathy Guthrie and Dr. Erica Wiborg. The second book, also co-authored with Dr. Kathy Guthrie, is titled Operationalizing Culturally Relevant Leadership Learning, and was published 2021. The forthcoming book, Engaging Black Men in College Through Leadership Learning, is co-edited with Dr. Jesse Ford and will be published in spring 2023. 

Co-authored books and monographs

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This book introduces readers to process-based understandings of leadership, providing language and tools for engaging in the leadership process for all involved. 


This sourcebook offers an opportunity to thoughtfully engage with fraternity and sorority leaders by challenging them to consider how their current practices may promote diversity, but lack understanding of equity and inclusion.

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By framing the operationalization of culturally relevant leadership learning, this book discusses the why, who, what, where, when, and how of developing culturally relevant and socially just leadership education.

Articles and Book Chapters

Leadership Learning

Scholarship Focused on undergraduate student leadership can be found here

Critical Pedagogy

Scholarship on teaching and learning with critical perspectives can be found here

Race & Higher Education

Scholarship related to race and racism in higher education can be found here 

Men & Masculinities

Scholarship related to men & masculinities in higher education can be found here

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