Meet our Department Chair
Dr. William A. Smith brings exceptional skills to this leadership position as a researcher with national
and international distinction, former administrator in our College of Education and
the U, and as professor in ECS and Ethnic Studies. He also serves as the Associate
Dean for Diversity, Access, & Equity in the College of Education as well as the Special
Assistant to the President & NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative. Dr. Smith is the
co-editor (with Philip Altbach & Kofi Lomotey) of the book, The Racial Crisis in American
Higher Education: The Continuing Challenges for the 21st Century (2002). His work
primarily focuses on his theoretical contribution of Racial Battle Fatigue which is
the cumulative emotional, psychological, physiological, and behavioral effects that
racial microaggressions have on People of Color.
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Learn more about the Racial Battle Fatigue Research Group and how you can get involved:
Racial Battle Fatigue Research Group
New Student Orientation
Saturday, August 19, 2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm