RoSusan D. Bartee will serve as APLU’s Interim Vice President, Office for Access and Success (OAS) through December 31, 2015. Bartee will lead a wide array of APLU projects and initiatives focused on expanding access and increasing degree completion among minority students and will also support the work of the Council of 1890 Universities and the Commission on Access, Diversity, and Excellence (CADE).
In joining APLU, Bartee will go on academic leave from the University of Mississippi where she serves as Professor and Program Coordinator in the Department of Leadership and Counselor Education. Bartee’s research interests are educational leadership, social and cultural capital, and educational and social attainment. In July 2012, Bartee became the first African American to receive tenure and promotion to full professor in the Department of Leadership and Counselor Education at the University of Mississippi.
Prior to joining the University of Mississippi in 2006, Bartee served as the Associate Director of the Reading First Teacher Education Network (RFTEN) at the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in Washington, DC and as interim executive director at the Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute of the United Negro College Fund formerly in Fairfax, Virginia. Bartee is author/editor of three books, editor of a book series, and author/coauthor of nearly 40 academic publications on education. Bartee has served as program evaluator, accreditation consultant, and conducted related administrative work with colleges and universities (including HBCUs and other minority serving institutions), school districts, and policy and advocacy organizations.
Bartee earned a Ph.D. in educational policy studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned a master’s degree from Northwestern University and a bachelor of arts in English from Tougaloo College.