Dr. Ezella McPherson launches two books on college student success



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DETROIT, Oct 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Dr. Ezella McPherson, Founder of Dr. McPherson Coaching, LLC, is delighted to announce the launch of her new book, “Dream On !: Supporting and Graduating African American Girls and Women in STEM ”(ISBN: 978-1737273141) and“ Real Outreach: A Practical Guide to Retaining and Graduating College Students ”(ISBN: 978-1737273103).

In the first book, “Dream On!”, Dr. McPherson conducted an exploratory research study on the lived experiences of African American women who stayed in majors in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and those who moved on to social sciences and major in health sciences. In the book, Dr. McPherson points out that in childhood, African American women have a genuine love for science and math in elementary and high schools.

Additionally, Dr McPherson found that African American women who remain in STEM suffered a hidden curriculum that created racial and gender inequalities when it came to limiting access to learning. in STEM. The book also points out that African American women who left STEM majors were actually kicked out of STEM majors.

The book encourages readers to keep dreaming by pursuing the college education and career goals of their dreams despite obstacles. Recommendations are made for instructors, administrators and practitioners who wish to support African American women in STEM. The book is a must read for middle school, high school, teacher, student, family, faculty, staff, administrator, mentor and / or policy maker. Order the eBook or Paperback on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737273144/.

The second book, “Real Outreach,” includes the stories of African American, Latin American, Asian and white students who Dr. McPherson helped overcome obstacles in their quest for an undergraduate degree. For example, says Dr. McPherson, Larry “was an African American man and first generation college student from a low income family. When we first met, I could tell he was feeling discouraged. He told me he was ready to give up. dropped out of college because of his slow academic progress. He was getting D and F grades. “

As a result of the meetings, Larry not only passed all of his classes this term; he eventually obtained a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Larry’s story is significant because it speaks of the power of a support professional who encouraged him to be resilient in the face of adversity.

The book is a must read for students, students, families, faculty, staff, administrators and / or mentors. Order the eBook or Paperback on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737273101.

About Dr Ezella McPhersonDr. Ezella McPherson is an educational consultant, student retention expert and researcher. She is also a first generation African American female graduate. She has over a decade of experience supporting students, including STEM students. She is the founder of Dr. McPherson Coaching, LLC, an education company specializing in increasing student retention and graduation rates. For more information, visit www.drmcphersoncoaching.com.

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