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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, Leadership Development
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 critical leadership development in postsecondary educational settings through two interconnected lines of inquiry: 1) The dynamics of dialogical relationships; and 2) The lived leadership experiences of historically minoritized persons. In the study of critical leadership development, she centers questions through the problems and possibilities for leading to enact equity and justice. Prior to entering academia, she worked as a student affairs professional in residential life and Greek life.