Zak Foste

School of Education - Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
785.864.9845
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Road
Lawrence, Kansas 66045


Summary

Education

Selected Publications

Foste, Z. H., & Jones, S. R. (2020). Narrating whiteness: A qualitative exploration of how White college students construct and give meaning to their racial location. [Journal Articles]. Journal of College Student Development, 61(2), 171–188.
Foste, Z. H. (2020). The Enlightenment Narrative: White Student Leaders’ Preoccupation with Racial Innocence. [Journal Articles]. The Journal of Diversity in Higher Education , 13(1), 33–43. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/dhe0000113
Edwards, K. E., Foste, Z. H., & Taylor, C. (2019). Building a campus coalition [Book Chapters]. In D. W. Tillipauh & B. L. McGowan (Eds.), Men and masculinities on campus: Theoretical foundations and promising practices. Stylus Publishing.
Foste, Z. H. (2019). Exploring the methodological possibilities of narrative inquiry in service-learning: Reflections from a recent investigation [Journal Articles]. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 22(4), 9–28.
Foste, Z. H. (2019). Reproducing Whiteness: How White Students Justify the Campus Racial Status Quo [Journal Articles]. Journal of Student Affairs Research & Practice , 56(3), 241–253. https://doi.org/10.1080/19496591.2019.1576530
Foste, Z. H., & Davis, T. L. (2018). Am I Doing this Right?’: A Qualitative Exploration of how College Men Make Meaning of Gendered Expectations [Journal Articles]. Men and Masculinities, 21(5), 583–602. https://doi.org/10.1177/1097184Xl7696188
Foste, Z. H., & Jones, S. R. (2018). "Isn’t That for Sorority Girls?’: Narratives of College Men in Service-Learning [Journal Articles]. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice (JSARP), 55(1), 65–77. https://doi.org/10.1080/19496591.2017.1346514
Foste, Z. H. (2017). Engaging undergraduate men in service-learning: Exploring motivations to serve [Book Chapters]. In K. M. Soria & T. D. Mitchell (Eds.), Educating/or citizenship and social justice: Practices for community engagement at research universities. Palgrave-Macmillan.
Jones, S. R., & Foste, Z. H. (2017). Qualitative research on civic outcomes and service-learning [Book Chapters]. In J. A. Hatcher, R. G. Bringle, & T. Hahn (Eds.), Research on student civic outcomes in service learning: Conceptual frameworks and methods. Stylus Publishing.
Foste, Z. H. (accepted/in press). The dangers of being too certain: How desires for racial innocence obstruct meaningful racial justice work.  [Book Chapters]. In C. Wijeyesinghe (Ed.), The complexities of race: Emerging issues related to culture, politics, identity, and social justice practice.  . NYU Press.
Foste, Z. H., & Irwin, L. (accepted/in press). Applying Critical Whiteness Studies in College Student Development Theory and Research. [Journal Articles]. Journal of College Student Development .
Foste, Z. H. (accepted/in press). Remaining Vigilant: Reflexive Considerations for White Researchers Studying Whiteness. [Journal Articles]. Whiteness in Education .

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Selected Presentations

Foste, Z. H., Duran, A., & Hooten, Z. (11/30/2019). A critical discourse analysis of institutional diversity statements in higher education. Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). Portland, OR
Foste, Z. H., & Irwin, L. (11/30/2019). Reimagining service-learning education: Critiquing diversity discourses through a critical whiteness lens. Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). Portland, OR
Foste, Z. H., Tevis, T., Whitehead, M., Lange, A., Cabrera, N., Haynes Davison, C., ...Linley, J. (11/30/2019). Shifting the gaze: How differently situated scholars approach and experience the study of whiteness in higher education. Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). Portland, OR
Foste, Z. H. (8/31/2019). Problematizing innocence: How well intentioned white people maintain the racial status quo on campus. Monmouth College Fall Faculty Conference
Foste, Z. H., Staples, A., Durako Fisher, L., Mayhew, M. J., & Rockenbach, A. N. (11/16/2018). Careful with your “we:” Worldview minority faculty members at sectarian institutions. Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
Foste, Z. H., & Tevis, T. (11/30/2018). From complacency to criticality: Envisioning anti-racist leadership among white higher education administrators. Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
Foste, Z. H., & Jones, S. R. (11/30/2018). Narrating whiteness: A qualitative exploration of how white college students construct and give meaning to racial identity. Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
Foste, Z. H. (10/10/2018). Problematizing innocence: How well-intentioned white people contribute to racial hostility on campus. 25th Annual Dealing with Difference Institute
Foste, Z. H. (10/16/2018). Problematizing white innocence: How well-intentioned students contribute to racial hostility on campus. ACPA Midwest Regional Conference. Kansas City, MO. http://mo.myacpa.org/conferences/mw18/keynote-speakers/
Foste, Z. H. (3/31/2018). Constructions of white racial identity among white undergraduates: Results from a recent investigation. American College Student Personnel Association (ACPA)
Foste, Z. H., & Davis, T. L. (3/31/2018). Engaging white students on pre-college environments in racial justice education. American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
Foste, Z. H. (3/31/2017). Beyond the limitations of white privilege pedagogy: Alternative approaches to engaging white students on race and racism. Presentation delivered at ACPA Annual Conference. Columbus, OH

Selected Grants

A Multi-Case Analysis of the Climate for Racial Diversity in Campus Residential Environments. ACPA Foundation. $2500.00. Submitted 7/1/2018. Foundation. Status: Funded
A multi-case analysis of the climate for racial diversity in campus
residence halls.. Association of College and University Housing Officers - International (ACHUO-I). $4500.00. Submitted 1/1/2019. Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
New Faculty Research Grant. University of Kansas Center for Research Inc.. $8000.00. Submitted 2/18/2019. University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded

Selected Awards & Honors

Tracy L. Davis Outstanding Emerging Research Award
ACPA Coalition for Men and Masculinities
2017
Porterfield-Dickins Graduate Student Research Award
Higher Education & Student Affairs
2016
2018 ACPA Marylu K. McEwen Dissertation of the Year

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