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Gilman W. Whiting



Associate Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies, Director of the Scholar Identity Institute, Director of Graduate Studies

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Office: 615-343-6390


B.A., University of Rhode Island (1985); M.A., Rhode Island College (1995); PhD, Purdue University (2004)

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Whiting is Associate Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies and Director of Graduate Studies. His areas of research include: race, sports, and American culture; educational disparity; welfare reform and fatherhood initiatives; special and gifted education. Whiting has authored over forty scholarly articles in journals such as Roeper Review, Journal for Secondary Gifted Education, and The International Journal of Sport and Society, and book chapters. Whiting is the creator of the Scholar Identity Model™ and consults with school districts nationally and internationally. He is also the founding chair of the Achievement Gap Institute for the George W. Peabody College of Education.