Dr. Lorenzo Lamar Esters publishes regularly on academic leadership, technology and higher education, distance education, future trends in higher education, serving adult and military students, and strategically managing in this challenging higher education environment. Here are a selected list of those publications.
Courtesy of Strada Education. Addressing equity gaps in postsecondary education will help more students thrive in college, complete their degrees, and find fulfilling careers. At Strada Education NetworkSM, we call that Completion With a Purpose®.That’s why we are excited to be a part of Committing to Equity and Inclusive Excellence: Campus-Based Strategies for Student Success […]
In this new blog post, Dr. Lorenzo Esters discusses how a new guide can help implementing Adaptive Learning Courseware. The global education system is now being innovated to a whole new degree. Learning is now being customized to cater to the specific needs of pupils. A new guide now helps institutions execute this student-specific form […]
In this new blog post, Dr. Lorenzo Esters discusses new research on college instruction and student outcomes. The research study is a collaboration between USA Funds and the American Council on Education (ACE). The objective of this partnership is to study the connection between the level of teaching quality and student experience. This is important […]
A Comparison of African-American Males in STEM Fields From HBCUs and From Other Institutions – a book chapter by Dr. Lorenzo Esters
Dr. Lorenzo Esters’ new book chapter was just recently published. The chapter, entitled “A Comparison of African-American Males in STEM Fields From HBCUs and From Other Institutions”, is published in the book Advancing Educational Outcomes in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The goals of Dr. Esters’ chapter are to […]
Leaders in Higher Education Innovation Offer Wish List for New President – A blog post by Dr. Lorenzo Esters
Dr. Lorenzo Esters recently published a blog offering thoughtful insights to the president-elect. It is a critical time for higher education in the United States. Although educational attainment has increased across racial/ethnic groups, it is still significantly higher for whites, compared with African Americans and Latinos. In addition to racial/ethnic inequality, there are also strong […]
In this blog post Dr. Lorenzo Esters covers the five key measures of success in the first year of college.. Changing students’ experience during their first year of college is vital in improving undergraduate education in the United States, particularly for underserved populations. Through the three-year Re-Imagining the First Year of College project, or RFY, […]
What College, University Leaders Need to Know About College Value – a blog post by Dr. Lorenzo Esters
In this blog post Dr. Lorenzo Esters talks to Mary Evans Sias of AASCU on what college university leaders need to know about college value. To help stakeholders understand the value of college, and to arm post-secondary institution leaders with the data they need to assess that value, USA Funds is supporting efforts by the […]
Two years ago USA Funds awarded two $1 million grants to the state of Missouri to implement competency-based learning in four of Missouri’s traditional universities, and to expand access to the state’s successful Innovation Campus approach on three campuses. Since then, Missouri higher education leaders have made significant progress in the implementation of these competency-based […]
USA Funds believes that students should consider their experience in post secondary education as an investment that pays lifelong dividends. This “college value” consideration should play a key role as they determine their best path through college to career. Careful attention to college value is important for institutional leadership as well. To bridge higher education […]
A blog post By Lorenzo L. Esters, Senior Program Director, National Engagement and Philanthropy, USA Funds It’s a well-known fact that the first year of college is a critical time for student success. Roughly one-quarter of the first-year students enrolled in four-year programs fail to make it to their second year. This high attrition rate […]
Esters, L.L. (Submitted for Review). A Comparison of African American Males in STEM Fields from HBCUs and from Other Institutions. In J. Moore & L. Flowers (EDs), The Evolution of Learning.
Esters, L.L. and Strayhorn, T. (2013). Demystifying the contributions of public land- grant Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to society through presidential voices. Negro Educational Review. 64 (1-4), 119-134.
Esters, L.L. and Toldson, I. (2013). Supporting Minority Male Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Disciplines. Texas Education Review. 1, 209-219, retrieved from http://txedrev.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Esters-Toldson_Supporting-Minority-Male-Education_TxEdRev.pdf
Ponjuan, L., Gasman, M., Hirshman, E., and Esters, L.L. (2011, March). A New Hope: Recruiting and retaining the next generation of faculty of color. (APLU Office for Access and the Advancement of Public Black Universities Report). Washington, DC: Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
Esters, L.L. (2009, November). The American Male Imperative: Implications for addressing male retention and academic success rates in higher education. Discussion Paper of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
Esters, L.L., McPhail, C., Singh, R., and Sygielski, J. (2008, December). A perspective on the entrepreneurial president. Tertiary Education and Management. 14 (4), 345-370.
Esters, L.L. and Mosby, D. (2007, August 23). Disappearing acts: The vanishing black male on community college campuses, Diverse Issues in Higher Education.