Keon McGuire

Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1811
Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1811

Biography

Dr. Keon M. McGuire is an assistant professor of higher and postsecondary education in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and a faculty affiliate with the School of Social Transformation in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Dr. McGuire's research agenda focuses on the status and experiences of racially minoritized students across postsecondary educational settings. Drawing from Africana and other interdisciplinary frameworks, Professor McGuire examines how race, gender and religion shape racially minoritized college students identities and their everyday experiences. Additionally, Dr. McGuire investigates the ways interpersonal and institutional racism undermine the experiences of racially minoritized college students as well as the ways students resist and respond to such marginalization.

Education

  • Ph.D. Higher Education and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania 2014 
  • B.S. History (Cum Laude), Wake Forest University 2008 

Research Interests

  • Undergraduate and graduate racially minoritized students' status and experiences
  • Racially minoritized students experiences with and responses to race and racism in higher education
  • Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education
  • College men gender identities and lived experiences

Publications

Select Publications 

McGuire, K. M. (February 9, 2017, online). Religion's afterlife: The non-institutional residuals of religion in Black college students' lived experiences. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education

McGuire, K. M., Cisneros, J., & McGuire, T. D. (2017). Intersections at a (heteronormative) crossroad: Gender and sexuality among Black students’ spiritual narratives. Journal of College Student Development58(2), 175-197

McGuire, K. M., Casanova, S., & Davis III, C. H. F. (2016). “I’m a Black Female who happens to be Muslim”: Exploring the multiple marginalities of a Black immigrant Muslim woman attending a predominantly White institution. Journal of Negro Education, 85(3), 316-329.

Truong, K. A., Museus, S. D., & McGuire, K. M. (2016). Vicarious racism: A qualitative analysis of experiences with secondhand racism in graduate education. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 29(2), 224-247. 

McGuire, K. M., Berhanu, J., Davis III, C. H. F., & Harper, S. R. (2014). In search of progressive Black masculinities: Critical self-­‐reflections on gender identity development among Black undergraduate men. Men & Masculinities, 17(3), 253-277. 

 

 

Research Activity

A Pledge of Faithfulness 

Along with several graduate student colleagues, I am engaged in a qualitative study titled A Pledge of Faithfulness. Using a combination of interviews, focus groups, digital observations, and Photo Voice, this study seeks to understand how participation in a Christian fraternity shapes Black college men's understanding and embodiment of their racial, gender and religious identities as well as influences their overall academic experiences.

Black Men and Black Feminisms 

Using multiple qualitative methods, I and several graduate student colleagues are currently engaged in a study to better understand how participation in a Black Feminisms course influenced two cisgender, heterosexual Black male undergraduates understanding, construction, and performance of their masculinities and manhood. 

Rise Up! Activism as Education

This co-edited volume centers the voices of activists across informal and formal educational spaces in order to provide a critical perspective on racial justice activism in higher education and communities across transnational contexts. 

 

 

Courses

Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HED 598Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HED 590Reading and Conference
HED 593Applied Project
HED 691Seminar
EPA 790Reading and Conference
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HED 593Applied Project
EPA 691Seminar
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HED 593Applied Project
HED 691Seminar
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HED 593Applied Project
HED 598Special Topics
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HED 580Practicum
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HED 598Special Topics
HED 691Seminar
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HED 593Applied Project
HED 691Seminar
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HED 580Practicum
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HED 593Applied Project
HED 691Seminar
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HED 593Applied Project

Presentations

NATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (PEER-REVIEWED)

Harper, S. R., McGuire, K. M., Davis III, C. H. F., & Berhanu, J. (April 2016). Advancing the study of boys and men of color from preschool through Ph.D. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.

McGuire, K. M. (November 2015). Religion's afterlife: The non/material residuals of religion In Black college students' lived experiences. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Denver, CO.

McGuire, K. M., Casanvoa, S., & Davis III, C. H.F. (November 2015). Im a Black Female who happens to be Muslim: Exploring the multiple marginalities of a Black immigrant Muslim woman attending a predominantly White institution. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Denver, CO.

Casanova, S., McGuire, K. M., Suarez-�Orozco, C., & Martin, M. (November 2015). Countering stigmatized identities: An exploration of community college students response to interpersonal microaggressions. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Denver, CO.

McGuire, K. M., & Dache-Gerbino, A. (November 2015). Scholar Activism in the Wake of #BlackLivesMatter. Co-facilitated roundtable at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Denver, CO.

Stapleton, L., Garcia, G., Dache-Gerbino, A., Kanagala, V., McGuire, K. M., Mwangi, C., & Williams, M. S. (November 2015). New Faculty of Color Support Group. Co-facilitated roundtable at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Denver, CO.

McGuire, K. M. (November 2015). Newly Minted PhDs. Participated in roundtable at Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

McGuire, K. M. (November 2015). Thriving in Doctoral Education. Co-facilitated roundtable at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Denver, CO.

McGuire, K. M. (November 2014). Newly Minted PhDs. Participated in roundtable at Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

McGuire, K. M. (April 2014). Seeking Refuge: When Race, Gender, and Spirituality Collide. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

McGuire, K. M. (March 2013). Spiritual lives of Black undergraduate students. Session presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Patton, L. D., & McGuire, K. M. (November 2012). Rethinking student development theory in the 21st century. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Harper, S. R., & McGuire, K. M. (November 2012). Teaching and learning about race in student affairs and higher education programs. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Nguyen, T. P., McGuire, K. M., & Berhanu, J. (April 2012). Afro-�Asian American solidarity and collaboration on college campuses: 1965-�1975. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, CA.

McGuire, K. M., & Lee Jr., J. M. (April 2012). (Re)Thinking machismo: Race, gender, and persistence among Latino male college students. Paper (roundtable) presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, CA.

Patton, L., & McGuire, K. M. (March 2012). 21st Century Student Development Theorizing. Session presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

McGuire, K. M., Davis, III, C. H. F., Berhanu, J., & Harper, S. R. (November 2011). In search of progressive Black masculinities. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Truong, K. A., McGuire, K. M., & Museus, S. D. (November 2011). Being caught in a catch-�33: The experiences of doctoral students of color with secondhand racism. Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Harper, S. R., & McGuire, K. M. (April 2011). The permanence of racism in American higher education: 75 years of evidence. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Davis III, C. H. F., Harper, S. R., Berhanu, J., & McGuire, K. M. (April 2011). For equity and community: Black undergraduate mens interests in doctoral study in educational fields. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

McGuire, K. M., Berhanu, J., Chang, C., & Davis III, C. H. F. (March 2011). White students experiences with racial tension. Session presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Harper, S. R., & McGuire, K. M. (March 2011). Complex individuality and intersectionality among college men. Session presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Harper, S. R., & McGuire, K. M. (June 2010). Race-�conscious student engagement in enriching educational experiences. Paper presented at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education, National Harbor, MD.

McGuire, K. M., Harper, S. R., Berhanu, J., Cox, Jonathan, & Davis, C. (June 2010). Black men managing self-�doubt in higher education: An interactive panel of doctoral students, faculty and administrators. Panel discussion presented at National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education, National Harbor, MD.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS

McGuire, K. M., & Casanova, S. (January 2017). Did I just hear that? Microaggressions in Higher Education. Workshop presented for Arizona State Universitys College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) students.

McGuire, K. M. (December 2016). Diversity and Campus Racial Climates. Guest lecture presented virtually at The University of Michigan in Dr. Awilda Rodriguezs Student Success in Higher Education course.

McGuire, K. M., & Casanova, S. (November 2016). Microaggressions in higher education. Invited keynote presentation during Arizona State Universitys Committee on Campus Inclusion Annual Conference.

McGuire, K. M. (October 2016). College students and spirituality. Guest lecture presented virtually at The University of Alabama in Dr. Steve Mobleys Reading Research In Higher Education course.

McGuire, K. M., & Casanova, S. (October 2016). Microaggressions in higher education. Invited presentation during Arizona State Universitys Commission on the Status of Women Annual Conference.

McGuire, K. M., Casanova, S., & Spanierman, L. (February 2016). Racial microaggressions and the persistence of racism in higher education. University-wide panel discussion sponsored by ASUs Ethnic Studies Working Group. 

McGuire, K. M. (June 2015). Designing a qualitative dissertation. Guest lecture presented virtually at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Dr. Stephanie Bondis Qualitative Research course.

McGuire, K. M. (April 2015). Positionality and quality assurance in qualitative research. Guest lecture presented at Arizona State University in Dr. Kate Andersons Advanced Qualitative Methods course.

McGuire, K. M. (March 2015). Black lives matter: (Re)Claiming the humanity of Black undergraduates in educational research. Guest lecture presented at Arizona State University in Dr. Saskias Casanovas Inequality and Diversity in Education course.

McGuire, K. M., & Pag�n, E. O. (February 2015). The narrow line: Diversity in the residence halls. Residential Life Brown Bag Lunch Professional Development Series, Arizona State University.

Ott, M, McGuire, K. M., & Bennett, S. (January 2015). Which is right for me?  ED.D or a Ph.D?. Residential Life Brown Bag Lunch Professional Development Series, Arizona State University.

McGuire, K. M. (October 2011). Identity intersectionality and the development of self-authorship. Guest lecture presented at Suffolk University, Administration of Higher Education Program for Dr. Tryan L. McMickens Student Development: Theory and Practice course.

McGuire, K. M. (July 2010). Male student success strategies. Session presented at Lumina-� MSI Models of Success Grantee Meeting, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.

Honors/Awards

  • National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) Exemplary Diversity Scholar, University of Michigan, 2014
  • NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Melvene D. Hardee Dissertation of the Year Award, Finalist, 2014 
  • Fontaine Society Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2009-2014

Editorships

Editorial Board Member, Journal of College Student Development (JCSD)

Editorial Board Member, Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education

Professional Associations

<p>Association for the Study of Higher Education NASPA: Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education American Educational Research Association</p>

Service

Co-Researcher, NASPA: Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education, Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education Knowledge Community (SRHE-KC)

Co-Chair, Arizona State University's Ethnic Studies Working Group (ESWG) 

Faculty Advisor, African American Men at Arizona State University (AAMASU)