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Carmen McCallum

Assistant Professor

John W. Porter Bldg, Suite 304X

734.487.2706

cmccall5@emich.edu

Education

Ph.D. 2012         Higher Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 
Ed.S., 2005        Educational Specialist Certificate, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
MSW, 2000         Social Work, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
BA, 1997            Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Carmen McCallum

Professional Summary

Dr. Carmen M. McCallum is an Assistant Professor at Eastern Michigan University. She has previously served as an Assistant Professor at Buffalo State, SUNY  and as an Academic Research Specialist for the Provost Office of Undergraduate Education at Michigan State University. Dr. McCallum completed doctoral study at the University of Michigan’s Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education. Her undergraduate degree is in sociology from the University of Michigan and her master’s degree is in social work from Wayne State University. Previously, Dr. McCallum served as an academic advisor and lecturer at various institutions, where she worked with different academic departments to provide academic advising, course instruction, and mentoring to graduate and undergraduate students throughout their academic careers. Dr. McCallum’s research interests include access and retention within graduate education; African American students and faculty; programmatic assessment and evaluation; graduate students’ mentoring experiences. She is particularly interested in understanding how race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status influence students’ graduate school experiences. Her work has been published in the Journal of College Student Development, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, Readings on Equal Education and About Campus. She has received funding from the National Science Foundation to support her study of graduate education

Interests and Expertise

Selected Publications

McCallum, C.M., Libarkin, J.C., Atchison, C.L. & Callahan, C.N., (In Press). Mentoring, Social Capital, and Diversity in Earth System Science. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering 

Wilson, A.B., Shupp, M.R. & McCallum, C.M. (In Press). Multiculturally Competent Supervision: A Qualitative Investigation of Practice. National Association of Student Affairs Professional (NASPA).

Wilson, A., Shupp, M., & McCallum, C. (2018). Developing inclusive communities begins with inclusive supervision. Association of College Unions International The Bulletin.

Shupp, M.R., Wilson, A.B. & McCallum, C.M. (2018). Development and Validation of the Inclusive Supervision Inventory for Student Affairs. Journal of College Student Development, 59, 1.

 McCallum, C.M., Posselt, J., & López, E. (2017). Graduate school choice for African Americans: Relating the roles of family, fictive kin, faculty, & student affairs practitioners. In A.M. Zandars & N. Harrison, Access to higher education: Theoretical perspectives and contemporary challenges. New York: Routledge. 

  McCallum, C.M., (2017)Giving back to the community: How African Americans envision utilizing their PhD. Journal of Negro Education, 86(2), 138-153.

Winkle-Wagner, R., Luedke, C. L., & McCallum, C.M.  (2016).  Believe you will achieve: Black women’s advice on the role of confidence in the pursuit of a college degree.  In L. Patton Davis & N. Croom (Eds.) Critical perspectives on Black women and college success.

McCallum, C.M., (2015). Turning graduate school aspirations into enrollment: How student affairs professionals can help African Americans students.  New York Journal of Student Affairs, 15(1), 2-18.

Callahan, C.N., Libarkin, J.C., McCallum, C.M., & Atchison, C.L. (2015).  Using the Lens of Social Capital to Understand Diversity in the Earth System Sciences Workforce.  Journal of Geoscience Education, 63, 1-7.

  McCallum, C.M. (2015).  Mom made me do it’: The role of family In African Americans’ decisions to enroll in doctoral education.  Journal of Diversity and Higher Education, 2(8), 1-14.

  McCallum, C.M. & Sulé, V. (2014).  Deconstructing Mentorship in Graduate Education.  Readings on Equal Education, 27, 81-107.

 McCallum, C. M. (2014).  First Things First: Gaining Access to Graduate School.  In R. Winkle-Wagner & A.M. Locks, Diversity and Inclusion: Supporting Racially and Ethnically Underrepresented Students in Higher Education (pp.172-175). New York, Routledge.

McCallum, C.M. (2013).  Where do you draw the line?  How our decisions to act can make a difference.  About Campus, 18(4), 10-13.

Selected Presentations

Libarkin, J.; Rappolee, E.; McCallum, C.M.; Kurz, S. (2018). We did not get here the same way: Social and cultural capital in the same geosciences. Presentation at the Science Educators for equity, diversity and social Justice (SEEDS), Sacramento, Texas.

Jaimes, P.; Libarkin, J. & McCallum, C.M. (2018). Community cultural wealth: Can it be applied to marginalized groups in ethnic majority populations? Presentation at the Science Educators for equity, diversity and social Justice (SEEDS), Sacramento, Texas.

Winkle-Wagner, R.; Luedke, C.; McCallum, C.M.; Ota-Malloy, B. (2017). Instrumental or meaningful friendships: Black alumnae perspectives on peer relationships during college. Paper presented at Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Houston, Texas.

Sule, V., Maramba, D.C.; Cabrera, N.; Winkle-Wagner, R, McCallum, C.M.; Clayton-Pedersen, A. (2017). Race Matters: Teaching diversity beyond the margins. Interactive symposium at the Association of American Colleges & Universities Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

McCallum, C.M.; Hoods, J; Robinson, Sule, V.T. (2017).Embracing and reclaiming the scholar in scholar-practitioner. Extended session presented at American College Personnel Association Meeting. Columbus, Ohio.

Wilson, A.; McCallum, C.; Shupp (2017). An inclusive model of supervision: Modeling the Way. Extended session presented at American College Personnel Association Meeting. Columbus, Ohio.

McCallum, C.M.; Libarkin, J.; James, P. (2016). Types of mentoring and their relationship to sense of belonging, mentor trust and career satisfaction. Paper presented at Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Columbus, Ohio.

McCallum, C.M.; Libarkin, J.; James, P. (2016). Exploring capital in African American students’ Pursuit of a STEM career. Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual. Paper presented at Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Columbus, Ohio.

McCallum, C.M.; Wilson, A.B. Shupp, M., & Myer, H.  (2016). Multicultural Competence: Barriers to Demonstrating Inclusive Supervision Practices. Paper presented at American College Personnel Association Meeting. Montreal, Canada.

Wilson, A.B., Shupp, M., & McCallum, C.M. (2015). Multicultural competence: A qualitative investigation of supervisory practices and competence. Paper presented at American College Personnel Association Meeting. Tampa, Fl.

Wilson, A.B., Shupp, M., & McCallum, C.M. (2015). Demonstrating multicultural competence: Examining supervisors’ skills in the supervisory relationship. American College Personnel Association Meeting. Tampa, Fl.

Sule, V.; Maramba, D.C.; Cabrera, N.; Winkle-Wagner, R; McCallum, C.M.;  Davis, L.P. (2015). Teaching Diversity and Equity Courses: Moving from a Minefield to a Goldmine. Interactive symposium at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Winkle-Wagner, R.; Luedke, C. & McCallum, C.M. (2015). Believe you will achieve: Black women’s advice on the role of confidence in the pursuit of a college degree. Paper presented at a symposium at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Winkle-Wagner, R.; Luedke, C. & McCallum, C.M. (2014). When opposites do not attract: Black women’s perception of interracial friendships in college. Paper presented at Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

McCallum, C.M.; Griffin, K.; Hernandez, S.; Castillo-Montoya, M.; Negron-Gonzales, G.; Linder, C. & Hernandez, I. (2014). Finding and embracing our place in the academy: A cohort approach to tenure. Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Felder, P.P. & McCallum, C.M. (2014). From firm foundation to where? Understanding the role of HBCUs in African American PhD Student commitment to Social Justice. . Paper presented at Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

McCallum, C.M. (2014). Assessment of college access and success programs and initiatives. Symposium at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.

Kidwell, K. Libarkin, J. Lucas, J. & McCallum, C.M. (2014). Assessment for Change: Using Evidence to Guide Curriculum Reform. Presentation at AAC&U General Education Assessment Conference. Portland, Or.

McCallum, C.M., McCoy, D. & Winkle-Wagner, R. (2013). Black Graduate Education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Trends, Experiences, and Outcomes. Symposium at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Meeting. St. Louis, MO.

McCallum, C.M., Lammers, L., Donawa, V. & Gribble, A. (2013). Interactive Theatre Ensemble Presents: How to Communicate in Mentoring Relationships: Advice for Mentors and Mentees. Presidential invited session at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Meeting. St. Louis, MO.

McCallum, C.M. (2013). Giving back to the community: How African American Ph.D. recipients envision utilizing their degree. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Meeting. St. Louis, MO.

Carter, D.F., Cardona, J.J., Fonseca-Bolorin, G.L., & McCallum, C.M. (2013). “I’m Here and I Can Do the Job Just As Well If Not Better Thank You”: Undergraduate Research and Women of Color Pursuing STEM. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.

McCallum, C.M. (2011). Exploring the theory of academic capital formation. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Meeting. Charlotte, NC.

Carter, D.F., Posselt, J.P., McCallum, C.M., Cardona, J.C., & Fonseca-Bolorin, G. (2011, April). “He was interested in me and my growth as a person”: Faculty-Student mentoring relationships in undergraduate research settings. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Cardona, J.C., McCallum, C.M., Posselt, J.P., & Fonseca- Bolorin G. (2010, November). When the personal becomes professional: Critical incidents in the lives and aspirations of undergraduate students. Presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN.

Carter, D.F, McCallum, C.M., Posselt, J.P., Fonseca- Bolorin G., & Cardona, J.C. (2010, November). Cognitive and non-cognitive learning in STEM fields: Linking coursework and undergraduate research. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN.

Carter, D.F., McCallum, C.M., & Posselt, J.P. (2010, May). “My name is on a paper and I obviously have a brain”: The role of undergraduate research programs in affecting students’ career and research self-efficacy. Paper Presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO.

Kendall-Brown, M. & McCallum, C.M. (November, 2009). Self-Authoring the dissertation: Doctoral student perspectives on the student-advisor relationship. Presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Ingram, T. & McCallum, C.M. (2009, November). Exploring the decision to attend graduate school: Expanding Hossler and Gallagher’s college choice model for African Americans. Presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Carter, D.F., McCallum, C.M. & Posselt, J. (2009, June). Undergraduate research experiences and the links to career aspirations and plans. Paper presented at the Association for Institutional Research. Atlanta, GA.

McCallum, C.M. & De Luca Fernandez, S. (2009, April). An exploration of how undergraduate experiences affect undergraduate students’ intention to attain a doctoral degree. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education. San Diego, CA.

Torres-Zickler, A., McCallum, C.M., Hudson, K.D., Watson, K.T. & Alimo, C. (2009, March). Intergroup dialogue: Leveraging diversity, creating the courage to act. Paper presented at American College Personnel Association, Washington, DC.

Carter, D.F., Posselt, J., Morrice, P., McCallum, C.M., & Burt, B. (2009, February). A day in the life of a researcher: Undergraduate research programs and career socialization. Paper presented at Sociology of Education Association Conference, Pacific Grove, CA.

Gurin, P. & McCallum, C. M. (2008, May). Evaluating effects of diversity programs: Preliminary qualitative findings from a multi-university randomized-controlled research project. Paper presented in symposium “Evaluating Effects of Diversity Programs: Intergroup Dialogue” (Chair, K Wong). National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, Orlando, FL.

McCallum, C.M. (2008, November). Examining first-generation doctoral students’ decision to pursue the doctorate. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Jacksonville, FL.

Courses

Introduction to Student Affairs in Higher Education
Assessment and Program Evaluation for Higher Education
Contemporary College Students
Career Advising
Educational Leadership and Change Process

Research

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

2013-Present      College Student Personnel of New York

2006-Present      American College Personnel Association

2006-Present      Association for the Study of Higher Education

2006-Present      American Educational Research Association

2006-2009          Association of Institutional Research

Licensures and Certifications

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