Journey to the Ph. D. by
Publication Date: 2011
As a new generation of African Americans completes college, an increasing number of students are aspiring to the Ph.D. as a stepping stone to a career in the academy and to fully participate in shaping our society. Most African Americans are conscious that they are the first in their families to embark on this journey. They are aware they will meet barriers and prejudice, are likely to face isolation and frustration, and find few sources of support along the way. This book, by twenty-four Black scholars who "have been there," offers a guide to aspiring doctoral students to the formal process and to the personal, emotional and intellectual challenges they are likely to face.