Ronyelle Bertrand Ricard is Coordinator, University-Wide Self-Study, Howard University. She has also served as the Coordinator for Research and Professional Development at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. M. Christopher Brown II is Professor and Dean of the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He previously served as Vice President and Administration at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Director of Social Justice and Professional Development for the American Educational Research Association (AERA), as well as Executive Director and Chief Research Scientist of the Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute of the United Negro College Fund. Lenoar Foster is Professor and Associate Dean for Administration, Research, and Graduate Studies, College of Education, Washington State University.
"Ebony Towers illuminates the responsibilities, challenges and opportunities of presidential leadership within this HBCU context, a highly mission-driven platform of presidential leadership and collaboration which is rarely known and understood by many in higher education leadership, and from which much can be learned in serving a diversified population with specific and unique needs."--from the Foreword by Lenoar Foster, Washington State University (02/01/2008)