Scientific Research

Our Scientific Research is essential to understanding the attitudes and behaviors that have already helped the many highly successful African Americans reach their goals. The African American Success Foundation is building upon the science of African American success by studying the secrets of success for these individuals, and by encouraging others to do the same.

Key Benefits

Nothing predicts future success better than past success. Understand what already works well so that you can replicate this success in the future.
Draft policy and design service programs based upon knowledge of what works well and with whom.
Obtain answers to your questions from individuals who are living success. This will help you to establish reference points of success, competence and high expectations, not deficit, dysfunction, and failure.

Check out our Scientific Reports

Title Researcher
1 Gender Differences among the Psycho-social Constructs that Shape Academic Achievement for High Achieving African American Adolescents  Detris Honora Adelabu, Ed.D.
2 Strategies African American Mothers Use to Promote a Positive Racial Identity in their Elementary-age Daughters Attending a Predominantly White School Chasity Bailey-Fakhoury
3 African American Students Defy the Achievement Gap: A Phenomenological Study Gloria Brown
4 Effective Schools, Effective Students – Breeding Animosity: The “Burden of Acting White” and Other Problems of Status Group Hierarchies in Schools William “Sandy” Darity, Ph.D.
5 Overcoming Obstacles: A Study of African American Students with Disabilities Achieving Academic Success Brandy Gatlin
6 Organized Group Mentoring & Achievement: A Study of High Achieving Black Adults Diann Cameron Kelly, Ph.D.
7 The Identification of Factors that Facilitate Academic Success of Students from African Descent in American Schools, Colleges and Other Institutions of Higher Education Luretha Lucky, Ed.D.
8 Chronicles of Success: Black College Students Achieving in Mathematics and Engineering Ebony McGee
9 Tomorrow’s Forecast: Future Orientation As A Protective Factor Among Low-Income African American Adolescents Zena Mello, M.S.
10 Academic Success: From Welfare to Professional Careers Reva Thomas, M.S.
11 Parenting Practices Among Parents/Guardians of Academically Successful Fifth Grade African American Children in High Poverty Communities Cirecie West-Olatunji, Ph.D.
12 A Study of Academically High Achieving, Economically Challenged African American Young Men John Young