Participants Needed for Study with Black First-Generation College Students

September 29, 2021


I am conducting a study on community cultural wealth in Black first-generation students under the supervision of Dr. Amanda O. Latz. Participation in this study is completely voluntary and all answers will remain confidential. 

If you decide to participate in this study, you will be asked a series of interview questions about your collegiate experiences for approximately 60-90 minutes via Zoom. I would like to audio record your responses and use the information for further data analysis and to accurately convey the participants’ responses. There are no incentives to participate in this study. 

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

To be eligible to participate in this study, you must be 18 years of age or older, at least of sophomore status, and identify as a Black first-generation undergraduate college student. For this study, a first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent or guardian does not have a four-year college degree. 

Remember, this is completely voluntary. If you are interested in participating in this study, please complete this demographic survey. This study has been reviewed and approved by the Ball State University IRB [1809343-1]. If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant, please feel free to contact the Director, Office of Research Integrity, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306, (765) 285-5052 or at


Researcher Contact Information

Co- Principal Investigator:  Bobby Steele, Doctoral Student 

Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306

Telephone: (765) 285-1344



Principal Investigator and Faculty Advisor: Dr. Amanda O. Latz Educational Leadership Educational Leadership 

Ball State University Muncie, IN 47306     

Telephone: (765) 285-5477     




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