Betty J. Overton-Adkins
Clinical Professor; Director, National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good
Betty Overton-Adkins collaborates on projects sponsored through the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good, including the development of a body of research specifically around student success and institutional effectiveness within US minority-serving institutions.
Prior to joining the University of Michigan, Overton-Adkins served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Spring Arbor University. She earned her PhD in higher education leadership from Vanderbilt University.
Beebe, Gayle, Jonathan Kulaga, Betty Overton-Adkins, ed. Keeping the Concept; Christian Higher Education and the Integration of Faith, Living, and Learning. Spring Arbor, MI: Spring Arbor University Press, 2004.
"Drucker Could Be Right, But: New Leadership Models for Institutional-Community Partnerships," with John C. Burkhardt, in Applied Developmental Science, volume 3, no. 4, 1999.
"Beyond Managing and Celebrating Diversity: Implications for Women's Leadership," Women in Leadership: A Leadership Journal, volume 2, no. 1, Fall 1997.
"Higher Education and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation: Focus on the Future," in Focus, volume 9, no. 1, 1995, W.K. Kellogg Foundation Journal. (Served as editor for this issue)
Robert K. Rittenhouse, Calvin Johnson, Betty Overton, Shirley Freeman, and Kyle Jausi. "The Black and Deaf Movements in America Since 1960: Parallelism and an Agenda for the Future," American Annuals of the Deaf, 1991.
"Women, Leadership and the College Presidency," in Focus, volume 5, no. 3, 1991, W.K. Kellogg Foundation Journal.
|1/1/2015 - ongoing||Higher Education Consultation to Greenleaf Scholars Program
Granting Agency: The Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership
|9/1/2014 - ongoing||Minority Serving Institutions Project Evaluation
Granting Agency: W.K. Kellogg Foundation
|9/1/2012 - 12/31/2014||Marygrove College BOLD Initiative
Granting Agency: Marygrove College
|1/1/2013 - 12/31/2014||Leadership for Higher Education's Role in Promoting Diversity and Social Transformation-Extending Pathways of Inclusion in the U.S.
Granting Agency: Carnegie Corporation
|9/1/2013 - 5/31/2014||2013 Operation Global Goodwill Program Consultation
Granting Agency: Ford Motor Company Fund
|1/15/2013 - 12/31/2013||Fostering Community Based Commitments to Support Educational and Career Opportunities for Youth in a Detroit Neighborhood: The Role of a Center for Public Life
Granting Agency: Kettering Foundation
|9/1/2012 - 12/31/2013||The PhD Pipeline Opportunity Program
Granting Agency: Duke University
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