Keon McGuire named an ACPA Emerging Scholar

By

Erik Ketcherside

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Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Assistant Professor Keon McGuire was named one of five Emerging Scholars for 2019–21 by the American College Personnel Association. His award was announced at the ACPA–College Student Educators International annual conference, March 3–6 in Boston.

McGuire was selected in recognition of his research into how race, gender and religion shape minoritized college students’ identities and their everyday experiences. McGuire also investigates ways that racism, sexism and heteronormativity undermine the experiences of those students, and how students resist and respond to marginalization.

McGuire and his four peers will be “Emerging Scholar-Designees" for two-years and will each receive a $3,000 research grant. At the 2021 ACPA convention in Long Beach, California, each designee who has completed their research and scholarly leadership commitments will receive the ACPA Emerging Scholars Award.

McGuire will be presenting some of his work in April at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association in an invited speaker session, “Resisting the Academy: Transformative Approaches to Humanizing Research and Scholarship.”

ACPA established the Emerging Scholars program in 1999 to “support, encourage and honor early-career individuals who are emerging as contributors to student affairs and higher education scholarship and who are pursuing research initiatives congruent with the mission, interest and strategic goals of ACPA.”

Founded in 1924 and based in Washington, D.C., ACPA advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery. Its 7,500 members, representing 1,200 private and public institutions around the world, include graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in student affairs and higher education administration programs, faculty and student affairs educators, and organizations and companies engaged in the campus marketplace.