We, too, are America: The Erasure of Faculty of Color in Higher Education


  • Dianne Ramdeholl Empire State College


racism, adult education, social justice activism


This article explores whiteness/white supremacy in adult education programs in higher education and the ways in which faculty of color get erased in the process. Using my own context as a racialized faculty member in a graduate adult education program at the public State University of New York (SUNY) in NYC, I discuss how racialized faculty in higher education get erased. I focus mainly on how student evaluations negatively harm faculty of color but I also discuss tenure, curricula, and the culture of whiteness within the academy.