Dr Ericka Roland

[Dr Ericka Roland]

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Last Updated: October 24, 2021
about me

Research Interests

Research Interests
Critical leadership development; Adult teaching & learning, Mentorship; Graduate education; Black women in post-secondary settings; Equity in higher education.



Dr. Ericka Roland is an assistant professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department at The University of Texas at Arlington. Her research examines the development of criticality in postsecondary educational settings through three interconnected lines of inquiry: 1) The dynamics of dialogical relationships; 2) The lived leadership experiences of historically minoritized persons; 3) The preparation process of critical leadership. In the study of criticality, she centers exploration of power dynamics, particularly around the problems and possibilities for leading to enact equity and justice. Prior to entering academia, she worked as a student affairs professional in residential life and Greek life.

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 2018 Graduate Certificate: Women’s and Gender Studies, University of South Florida



    • June 2020 to Present Assistant Professor
      Educational Leadership & Policy Studies , University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug 2019 to Aug 2020 Assistant Professor of Practice
      Department Educational Leadership and Policy , University of Texas at Austin
    • Aug 2018 to Aug 2019 Post-Doctoral Research Scholar
      Department Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Texas at Austin


    • 2019 to Present American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
    • 2018 to Present Diversity Scholar Network- National Center for Institutional Diversity
    • 2017 to Present American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    • 2017 to Present Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

Awards and Honors

    • Apr  2021 ACPA Commission for Professional Preparation Teaching Excellence Award sponsored by American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
    • Jan  2021 Emerging Faculty Leaders Academy sponsored by National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
    •  2019 Selected Participant, Envisioning Racial Equity on College Campuses: Bridging Research-to-Practice Gaps for Institutional Transformation symposium sponsored by Spencer Foundation and Penn State College of Education
    •  2018 Selected Participant, Early Career Faculty Workshop sponsored by Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Council for the Advancement of Higher Education
    •  2018 Selected Participant, Emerging Scholars Workshop sponsored by American Educational Research Association (AERA): Division J - Postsecondary Education
    • May  2016 Ric Baker Advisor of the Year sponsored by University of South Florida Residence Life & Education Award
    • Dec  2014 Inspiring Learning Award sponsored by University of South Florida Student Affairs Awards

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

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    • June 2021 to Aug 2021 Words Alone Won’t Solve Systemic Racism: Sorority Women Leadership Experiences sponsored by  -  $600
      Ericka Roland (Funded)


      • Book Chapter
        My Father's Keeper: Pathway to Grief-Inspired Activism
        Humanizing Grief in Higher Education: Narratives of Allyship and Hope
        [Roland, Ericka, Sieben, Nicole, Shelton, Stephanie]. 150-157. "Routledge".

      • Book Chapter
        In spite of . . .: A Black woman’s administrative journey of pushing back - pressing on.
        Praxis: Storying the Lives and Contributions of Black Women Administrators
        [Taylor, Traki, Roland, Ericka, Agosto, Vonzell , Cobb-Roberts, Deirdre, Esnard, Talia]. 125-140. Charlotte, NC: "Information Age Publishing".

      • Book Review
        Digital Leadership in Higher Education: Purposeful Social Media in a Connected World
        [Roland, Ericka, Frank, Fallan ]. Teachers College Record.


      • Journal Article
        Towards Personal Transformation: Faculty Teaching in Doctoral Education
        [Roland, Ericka]. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 32(3), 281-292.

      • Journal Article
        Understanding intersectionality to promote social justice in educational leadership: Review of JCEL cases
        [Roland, Ericka ]. Intersections: Critical Issues in Education. 2(1), 3-18.



    • April  2021
      Roland, Ericka (Author & Presenter), Hughes, Tiffany (Author & Presenter), "Navigating Invisibility and Hypervisibility: The Experiences of Black Women Graduate in Student Affairs/Higher Education Preparation Classrooms. ". (April , 2021).
    •  2020
      Roland, Ericka, "Teaching and Learning: Lesson from Research & Practice ", American Educational Research Association (AERA)- Division J- Graduate Student Network. ( , 2020).
    • April  2020
      Roland, Ericka, Jones , Alden , "Follow the Hashtag: Twitter as Pedagogy in Graduate Education. Roundtable Session.". (April , 2020).
    • November  2019
      Roland, Ericka, Jones, Alden , "Double Dutch: An Autoethnography of Co-teaching Difficult Subjects. Paper Session. ". (November , 2019).
    • April  2019
      Roland, Ericka, "A Black Feminist Approach to Mentoring in Preparation for the Professoriate. Paper Session. ". (April , 2019).
    • April  2019
      Roland, Ericka, "Teaching to Transform: Teaching in Educational Leadership Preparation Programs.". (April , 2019).
    • November  2018
      Roland, Ericka, Agosto , Vonzell, "Across Spaces & Places: Black Women Resident Assistants’ Opportunities and Barriers to Support.". (November , 2018).
    • May  2018
      Roland, Ericka, "Sunken Place: Possibilities for Anti-Racist Leadership Through Dialogue and the Movie “Get Out”. Paper Session. Fourteenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI).". (May , 2018).
    • November  2017
      Roland, Ericka, "“Get Out”: Uplifting Dialogue on the Possibilities for Anti-Racist Leadership.". (November , 2017).
    • November  2016
      Roland, Ericka, Nkrumah, Tara, Dhillon, Shahlaine, "De-essentializing women of color: A tri- autoethnographical analysis of a social justice educational leadership doctoral program.". (November , 2016).
    • November  2016
      Roland, Ericka, "Understanding intersectionality to promote social justice in education leadership. Paper Presentation.". (November , 2016).


      • EDAD 6308-001 QUAL RES DSGN & METHODS
        (Course Id: 111033)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
        (Course Id: 111234)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
        (Course Id: 111758)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
        (Course Id: 101418)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6308-001 QUAL RES DSGN & METHODS
        (Course Id: 111033)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus

Service to the University

    • Sept 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      MEd Higher Education Committee

Service to the Profession

    • Dec 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Higher Education
    • Sept 2020 to  Present
      Program Organizer
      Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) 46th Annual Conference Program Committee
      Co-Chair Graduate and Professional
    • 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      ACPA Foundation Research Grants Reviewer
    • 2020 to  Present
      ASHE Bobby Wright Dissertation of the Year Award Committee
    • 2020 to  Present
      Committee Member
      CEP’s Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) Program Committee
    • 2019 to  Present
      ASHE Roundtable Session Co-leader: Identified inclusive practices and guidelines and on-site coordinating- Conference
    • 2018 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Review Board Member, NASPA Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education (NJAWHE)
    • 2016 to  2018
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Journal of Cases of Educational Leadership (JCEL)