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Dr. Ericka Roland is an assistant professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department at The University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Roland graduated from the University of South Florida with a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and a graduate certificate in Women's and Gender Studies.
Prior to entering academia, she worked as a Student Affairs professional in residential life and Fraternity & Sorority life.
Dr. Roland's primary research interests include critical leadership development, critical teaching & learning, mentoring, equity & social justice in higher education. Her research has been published in the Review of Research in Education, Teaching in Higher Education, International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Journal About Women in Higher Education, and Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.
Dr. Roland is currently involved in several research projects that focus on Higher Education/K-12 leadership preparation programs' integration of social justice skill development and student leadership on college campuses related to racism. She is currently working with UT-Austin doctoral student Tiffany Hughes on understanding Black women's experiences in Higher Education Administration and Leadership doctoral courses with espoused equity, social justice, and diversity learning outcomes and objectives. With an awarded grant from the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), Dr. Roland is working on additional projects focusing on how historically white sororities address racism within their national and local organizations. Read Dr. Roland's recent publication on Black women resident assistants navigating institutional support in the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Research Interests: Leadership development, critical pedagogies, equity in higher education
Bio: Dr. Ericka Roland is an assistant professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department at The University of Texas at Arlington. Her research examines the process of social justice/criticality development in postsecondary education institutions. Dr. Roland has three interconnected lines of inquiry: (1) Program development and practices, (2) Leadership development, and (3) Personal and collective development around equity and social justice. She centers the pursuit of equity in all of her projects with a commitment to research and practice that cultivates transformative possibilities. Dr. Roland uses critical & Black feminist theoretical and qualitative methodologies approaches in her research inquiries. Prior to entering academia, she worked as a student affairs professional in residential life and Greek life.