Ramon B. Goings, Ed.D

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
Timonium Graduate Center
rbgoings@loyola.edu 
410-617-5580

Ramon-Goings

Education

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

 

Biography

 

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.

Research Interest

  • 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 

Selected Awards

  • 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

Books

*Co-authored with current/former graduate student
^Co-authored with practicing teacher or administrator

Book Cover: Graduate Education at HBCUs





Walker, L. J., Brooks, E., & Goings, R. B. (Eds.). (2017). How the Obama
Presidency Changed the Political Landscape. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Trotman Scott, M., Ford, D. Y., Goings, R. B., *Wingfield, T., & Henfield, M. (Eds.). (2017).
R.A.C.E. mentoring through social media: Black and Hispanic scholars share their journey in the academy. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Palmer, R. T., Walker, L. J., Goings, R. B. *Gipson, C., *Troy C., & Commodore, F. (Eds.).
(2016). Graduate education at historically Black colleges and universities: A student perspective. New York: Routledge Press.

Journal Articles

Goings, R. B. (2017). Traditional and nontraditional high-achieving Black
males’ strategies for interacting with faculty at a historically Black college and university. The Journal of Men’s Studies. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1177/1060826517693388

Henderson, D. X., Baker, A., Goings, R. B., & Gordon-Littréan, B. (2017). “Make
you feel needed”: Exploring social connectedness in the experiences of suspended youth in the Boomerang Program, USA. Children & Society. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1111/chso.12210

Goings, R. B. (2016). An exploratory study of the experiences of two high-achieving Black
male HBCU graduates. Negro Educational Review, 4, 54–75.

Wright, B. L., Counsell, S. L., Goings, R. B., Freeman, H., & Peat, F. (2016). Creating access
and opportunity: Preparing African-American male students for STEM trajectories PreK-12. Journal for Multicultural Education, 10(3), 384–404.

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, 48, 628–646.

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), 237–253.

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.

Book Chapters

Walker, L. J., & Goings, R. B. (2017). 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 (pp. 3-12). New York: Routledge Press.

*Hollis, T., & Goings, R. B. (2017). Keeping the dream through the CARE model: Examining
strategies to bridge the gaps in education among urban youth. In W. T. Pink, & G. W. Noblit (Eds.), International Handbook of Urban Education (2nd ed.) (pp. 888-905). The Netherlands: Springer.

Ford, D. Y., Whiting, G. W., & Goings, R. B., Robinson, S. A. (2017). Culturally different
students in special education: Issues, theories, and recommendations to address overrepresentation. In M. T. Hughes, & E. Talbott (Eds.), Handbook of research on diversity in special education (pp. 131–148). Boston: John Wiley.

Ford, D. Y., Whiting, G.W., & Goings, R. B., Alexander. S. N. (2017). Too much, too little,
but never too late: Countering the extremes in gifted and special education for Black and Hispanic students. In K. Fasching-Varner, L. L. Martin, R. W. Mitchell, K. Bennett-Haron, & A. Daneshzadeh (Eds.), Understanding, Dismantling, and Disrupting the prison-to- school pipeline (pp. 21–42). New York: Lexington Press.

Goings, R. B. (2016). The transformation from student to scholar through RACE mentoring. In
M. Trotman Scott, D.Y. Ford, R. B. Goings, T. Wingfield, & M. Henfield (Eds.). Race mentoring through social media: Black and Hispanic scholars share their journey in the academy (pp. 3–11). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

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 (pp. 1–14). 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.