Ramon B. Goings, Ed.D
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
Timonium Graduate Center
Ed.D. in Urban Educational Leadership, Morgan State University, 2015
Dissertation: High-Achieving African American Males at One Historically Black University: A Phenomenological Study (2016 2nd Place Dissertation of the Year Award, American Association of Blacks in Higher Education)
M.S. in Human Services (Clinical Counseling Specialization), Post University, 2010
B.A. in Music Education (Instrumental Education Focus), Lynchburg College, 2008
Dr. Ramon B. Goings is assistant professor of educational leadership at Loyola University Maryland. His research interests are centered on disrupting deficit narratives about African American Males throughout the educational pipeline. Specifically, his scholarship explores the experiences of high-achieving Black males PK-PhD and the development and experiences of Black male teachers and leaders. His scholarship has been featured in academic and popular press outlets including: the Journal of African American Males in Education, Adult Education Quarterly, Adult Learning, Inside Higher Ed, Education Week, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Additionally he is the co-editor of the book Graduate Education at Historically Black Colleges and University: A Student Perspective (Routledge Press).
Goings is a recipient of the 2016 College Board Professional Fellowship and an Asa G. Hilliard III and Barbara A. Sizemore Research Institute on African Americans and Education Fellow held at the 2015 American Educational Research Association annual conference. He is currently transitioning into his role as editor-in-chief of the Journal of African American Males in Education where he previously served as managing editor.
Prior to working in higher education, Goings was a music education and special education teacher in several urban school districts including Baltimore City Public Schools. In 2013 he served as a fellow with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He earned his Doctor of Education degree in urban educational leadership from Morgan State University, Master of Science in human services from Post University, and Bachelor of Arts in music education from Lynchburg College.
- Gifted/High-achieving Black Males’ Schooling Experiences PreK-PhD
- Diversifying the Teacher and School Leader Workforce
- Equity and Access for Underrepresented Students in Gifted and Talented Programs
- The Student Experience and Relevance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
- 2016 College Board Professional Fellowship
- 2016 2nd Place Dissertation of the Year Award, American Association of Blacks in Higher Education
- 2015 Asa G. Hilliard III and Barbara A. Sizemore Research Institute on African Americans Fellow, American Educational Research Association
Palmer, R. T., Walker, L. J., Goings, R. B., Gipson, C., Troy C., & Commodore, F. (2016). Graduate education at historically Black colleges and universities: A student perspective. New York: Routledge Press.
Selected Journal Articles
*Written with current/former graduate student
^Written with practicing educator/school administrator
Goings, R. B., & Bianco, M. (2016). It’s hard to be who you don’t see: An exploration of Black male high school students’ perspectives on becoming teachers. The Urban Review, Advanced online publication, 1-19. doi: 0.1007/s11256-016-0371-z.
Goings, R. B., Mitchell, D., & Hilton, A. A. (2016). Embracing a multicultural perspective in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) higher education: From talk to action. Journal for Multicultural Education, 10(2), 102–106.
Goings, R. B. (2016). (Re)Defining the narrative: High-achieving nontraditional Black male undergraduates at a historically Black college and university. Adult Education Quarterly, 66(3), 237-251
Goings, R. B. (2016). Supporting high-achieving nontraditional Black male undergraduates: Implications for theory, policy, and practice. Urban Education Research and Policy Annuals, 4(1), 9-16.
Goings, R. B. (2015). Nontraditional Black male undergraduates: A call to action. Adult Learning. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/1045159515595045
Goings, R. B. (2015). The lion tells his side of the (counter)story: A Black male educator’s autoethnographic account. Journal of African American Males in Education, 6(1), 91–105.
Goings, R. B., *Smith, A., *Harris, D., *Wilson, T., & ^Lancaster, D. (2015). Countering the narrative: A layered perspective on supporting Black males in education. Perspectives on Urban Education, 12(1), 54–63.
Selected Book Chapters
Ford, D. Y., Whiting, G.W., & Goings, R. B. (2016). Biracial and multiracial gifted students: Looking for a grain of rice in a box of sand. In J.L. Davis, & J. L. Moore, III (Eds.), Gifted children of color around the world: Diverse needs, exemplary practices, and direction for the future (pp. 121–135). United Kingdom: Bingley.
Palmer, R. T., Walker, L. J., Goings, R. B., *Gipson, C., *Troy C., & Commodore, F. (2016). Contextualizing graduate education at historically Black colleges and universities. In R. T. Palmer, L. J. Walker, R. B. Goings, C. Gipson, C. Troy, & F. Commodore (Eds). Graduate Education at historically Black colleges and universities: A student perspective. New York: Routledge Press.
Palmer, R.T., Maramba, D. C., Ozuna, T., & Goings, R. B. (2015). From matriculation to engagement on campus: Delineating the experiences of Latino/a students at a public HBCU: Implications for practice and future research. In R.T. Palmer, R. Shorette, & M. Gasman (Eds.), Exploring diversity at historically Black colleges and universities: Implications for policy and practice (pp. 67-78). New Directions for Higher Education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Walker, L. J., & Goings, R. B. (in press). A dream deferred: How trauma impacts the academic achievement of African American youth. In N. Finigan-Carr (Ed.), Linking health and education for african american students’ success. New York: Routledge Press.
Ford, D. Y., Whiting, G.W., & Goings, R. B. (in press). Biracial and multiracial gifted students: Looking for a grain of rice in a box of sand. In J. L. Davis, & J. L. Moore, III (Eds.), Gifted children of color around the world. Cambridge, MA: Emerald Group Publishing.