Marybeth Gasman

Higher Ed

  • Faculty
  • HBCUs
  • Race and diversity
  • State policy

Marybeth Gasman is a professor of higher education in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and a leading scholar of minority-serving institutions in the U.S. and around the world. A historian of higher education, Gasman works with MSIs — historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, tribal colleges, and Asian-American and Pacific Islander-serving institutions — on educational leadership, philanthropy and recruitment. She is the founder and director of the Center for Minority Serving Institutions. She has written or edited 21 books, and eight have won research awards, including “Educating a Diverse Nation,” published in 2015. She is a regular contributor to The Chronicle of Higher Education, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, The Huffington Post and The New York Times.