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Lean on Me: Embracing Humanity as a Radical Act of Resistance

Resources to support Highline College's Unity Week 2022

Articles and Research

Greenfield, Derek F., et al. “HBCUs as Critical Context for Identity Work: Reflections, Experiences, and Lessons Learned.” New Directions for Higher Education, vol. 2015, no. 170, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2015, pp. 37–48, https://doi.org/10.1002/he.20130.


Greenfield, Derek. “Building Bridges to Student Success.” Phi Delta Kappan, vol. 90, no. 4, SAGE Publications, 2008, pp. 312–312, https://doi.org/10.1177/003172170809000418.  


 Landgraf, Susan, and Derek Greenfield. Building Your Life with Pride : a Guide to Doing Well in College and Beyond. 1st ed., Thompson, 2006.

Videos and Resources

Dr. Derek Greenfield is a nationally recognized thought leader, speaker, and educator with an award-winning career in academia that has included successful stints as a full-time faculty member (eight years at Highline College), Vice President for Student Engagement and Campus Life, and two-time Chief Diversity Officer. His interactive, powerful workshops and keynotes have inspired and informed audiences at over 250 colleges and universities as well as industry leaders such as CBS Sports, Visa, Progress Energy, and the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks. In addition to publishing a lengthy list of peer-review journal articles and chapters, Dr. Greenfield is co-editor of the book Exploring Issues of Diversity Within HBCUs. He earned his BA and MA in Sociology from Northwestern University as well as two doctoral degrees — a PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of Washington and an EdD from Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa.

In the video below, from the ACSA Speaker Series, Dr. Greenfield discusses "love, empathy and being comfortable with who you are."