Associate Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies, Director of the Scholar Identity Institute, Director of Graduate Studies
B.A., University of Rhode Island (1985); M.A., Rhode Island College (1995); PhD, Purdue University (2004)
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.
Traveling with Marion: The rise, fall, and redemption of Marion Jones. The International Journal of Sport & Society 3. (2013)
Gifted Black Males: Understanding and Decreasing Barriers to Achievement and Identity. Roeper Review 31(4): 224-237. (2009)