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Cobretti D. Williams, Ph.D.

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Cobretti D. Williams, Ph.D., is the senior editor for diversity, equity, and inclusion at BestColleges. He is a scholar, writer, and editor working at the intersection of education, culture, and politics. Cobretti's research focuses on the experiences of minoritized student and faculty populations in higher education. His work has been published in the Journal of Negro Education, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Black Youth Project, and the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs. Cobretti received his Ph.D. in higher education from Loyola University Chicago.

Contributions

Blog
White Enrollment Is Increasing at HBCUs. How Will It Impact the Culture?
Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.
September 23, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
How HBCUs Are Creating a College Pipeline for Formerly Incarcerated Students
Sydney Clark
September 22, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
If HBCUs Want to Better Serve Students With Disabilities, They Must Improve Web Accessibility
Z. W. Taylor, Ph.D.
September 16, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
The Language of College Is Complex. This Is Why Language Access Matters for ELL Students
Z. W. Taylor, Ph.D.
September 13, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
How I Learned to Balance Family and Academics While Pursuing College
Déontae Guy
September 12, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Blog
5 Latino/a Entrepreneurs and App Creators That Transformed Their Education Into Success
Elisabet Raquel García
September 9, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
News
How the Threat of an ‘Educated Proletariat’ Created the Student Debt Crisis
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
September 8, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
10 Books by LGBTQ+ Asian Americans for Students
Kim-Ling Sun
September 7, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
Why Accessibility Matters for BIPOC Students with Disabilities
Bernard Grant, Ph.D.
September 6, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
5 College Mentorship Programs That Support BIPOC Students
Crystal Onyema
September 2, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
6 Hispanic Heritage Month Facts Students Should Learn About
Catherine Lafuente
August 29, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
Learning About International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.
August 26, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
Blog
How My Virtual Community Helped Me Cope With Isolation at a PWI
Anu Rajagopal
August 25, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
What ‘College Hill: Celebrity Edition’ Teaches Us About HBCU Culture
Sydney Clark
August 18, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
Learning the Hard Way as a Low-Income First-Generation Student
Brittany Shaw
August 18, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Blog
10 Books You Should Read to Learn the History of Women’s Rights
Kim-Ling Sun
August 16, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Blog
How Colleges Can Support Native and Indigenous American Students
Sydney Clark
August 11, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
How I Found My Confidence as a First-Generation College Student With a Disability
Nicole Mendez-Villarrubia
August 9, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
5 Colleges That Provide Gender-Affirming Care for Trans and Nonbinary Students
Kwynn Gonzalez-Pons
August 9, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
My Experience Navigating College as a First-Generation Transfer Student
Lauren Cossentino
July 29, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
What the Overturn of Roe v. Wade Could Mean for College Students
Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.
June 24, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
How a Local College Honors the Pulse Nightclub Shooting Victims
Cameren Boatner
June 15, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
Colleges Advancing LGBTQ+ Equity for Students
Stephanie Szitanyi, Ph.D.
June 14, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
Coming Out: How I Moved from a Place of Fear to Queer Liberation
Col Stephens
June 9, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
Seeking Mentorship and Queer Knowledge to Create Change on Campus
Aja St. Germaine
June 7, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
Why My Visibility as a Queer Student Leader Matters
Casper Crump
June 6, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
Learning to Love My Queer and Trans Identity Through Acceptance
Casper Crump
June 6, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
How Faculty Helped Me Embrace My Queer Identity Through Writing
Sam Runge
June 3, 2022 • ~0 Min Read
Blog
Top 10 LGBTQ+ Podcasts for College Students
Sydney Clark
June 3, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
What My Greek Life Experience Taught Me About My LGBTQ+ Identity
Kerry Shamnoski
June 3, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Resource
Best HBCUs for LGBTQ+ Students
Ciera Graham, Ph.D.
June 2, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
5 Present-Day Social Movements LGBTQ+ Students Care About
R.B. Brooks, M.Ed.
June 2, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
How I Learned to Love My Aromantic and Asexual Identities
Devin Anders Mullenbach
June 2, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
Before Stonewall: Why the Dewey Sit-Ins Matter to LGBTQ+ Social Movements
T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.
June 1, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
How the Religious Exemption Accountability Project Advocates for LGBTQ+ Students
T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.
May 26, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
Why Gender Identity and Sexuality Aren’t Mutually Exclusive
T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.
May 26, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
My Journey as an LGBTQ+ Student Pursuing Graduate School
Cooper Lee Kidd
May 26, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
What Is the Modern Day Experience of AAPI College Students?
Jenika McCrayer
April 29, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
Highlighting Queer Asian History During APIDA Heritage Month
T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.
April 29, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
Taking Action on the Day of Silence for LGBTQ+ Students
T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.
April 28, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Resource
Scholarships for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students
Kathrine Yets
April 22, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Blog
How U.S. Immigration Policy Impacts Asian International Students
Stephanie Szitanyi, Ph.D.
April 22, 2022 • ~0 Min Read
Blog
4 Voting Rights Issues Facing Communities of Color
Sydney Clark
April 22, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
Respecting the Cultural Diversity of the AAPI Community
Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.
April 22, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Resource
College Guide for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students
Debbi Johnson-Rais, Ed.D.
April 19, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
How Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Impact AAPI Students
Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.
April 19, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Blog
How AANAPISIs Provide Support for AAPI Students
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
April 19, 2022 • ~0 Min Read
Resource
Scholarships for International Students
Kathrine Yets
April 18, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Blog
15 Books by Asian American Authors That Teach You About AAPI History
Kim-Ling Sun
April 8, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
Top Political Issues Students of Color Care About
Stephanie Szitanyi, Ph.D.
April 4, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
Why Political Engagement Is Essential for Student Activists
Sydney Clark
April 1, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Resource
Voter Guide for Black and African American Students
Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.
April 1, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
How Colleges Can Support Students During Ramadan
Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.
April 1, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
How Voter Suppression Impacts Black Students
Ciera Graham, Ph.D.
March 31, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
5 Reasons Why the Midterm Election Will Be Important for College Women
Stephanie Szitanyi, Ph.D.
March 31, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Resource
Voter Guide for Hispanic and Latino/a Students
Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.
March 31, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Resource
Voter Guide for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students
Kim-Ling Sun
March 24, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
Learning About Queer and Trans Disability During Deaf History Month
T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.
March 22, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Resource
Voter Guide for LGBTQ+ Students
R.B. Brooks, M.Ed.
March 17, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
Resource
Scholarships for Community College Students
Sharon Wilfong
March 14, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
Resource
Financial Literacy for Hispanic and Latino/a Students
Staff Writers
March 4, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
What Is Critical Disability Studies?
Sydney Clark
March 2, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
Blog
10 Women Who Made Scientific History
Ciera Graham, Ph.D.
February 28, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
What Is the Role of a Chief Diversity Officer?
Stephanie Szitanyi, Ph.D.
February 28, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
How Universal Design for Learning Supports Students with Disabilities
Stephanie Szitanyi, Ph.D.
February 25, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
TikTok’s New Ban on Misgendering Reveals Digital Gap for LGBTQ+ Students
R.B. Brooks, M.Ed.
February 23, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
Why Is Black Male Enrollment in Decline?
Ciera Graham, Ph.D.
February 23, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Ranking
Top Women’s Colleges in 2022
Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.
February 21, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
Latino, Latinx, Hispanic, or Latine? Which Term Should You Use?
Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.
February 14, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
Resource
Financial Literacy for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students
Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.
February 10, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
Diversity & Inclusion
Financial Literacy for Black and African American Students
Staff Writers
February 9, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Blog
How Sexual Assault Impacts College Men — And Two Ways to Prevent It.
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
February 7, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Ranking
Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities of 2022
Staff Writers
February 3, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
Understanding the Impact of the Racial Wealth Gap
Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.
January 31, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
LGBTQ+ Student Experiences at HBCUs
Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.
October 20, 2021 • ~4 Min Read
Resource
College Application Guide for HBCU Students
Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.
October 19, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
Resource
Why Financial Planning is Necessary for HBCU Students
Cobretti D. Williams, Ph.D.
October 14, 2021 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
Advising and Supporting HBCU Students
Cobretti D. Williams, Ph.D.
October 14, 2021 • ~2 Min Read
Blog
The Experience of an AAPI Undocumented Student
Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.
October 7, 2021 • ~4 Min Read
Survey Reports
Students Are Eager to Get Involved in College Diversity Efforts
Jessica Bryant
October 6, 2021 • ~3 Min Read
Resource
College Guide for DACA and Undocumented Students
Staff Writers
September 21, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
Resource
Resource Guide for Trans and Nonbinary Students
Kwynn Gonzalez-Pons
September 17, 2021 • ~4 Min Read
Ranking
The Best Colleges for LGBTQ+ Students in 2022
Debbi Johnson-Rais, Ed.D.
September 17, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
Resource
Parent and Family Guide for Undocumented Students
Meg Whitenton
September 15, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
5 Ways College Students Can Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Catherine Lafuente
September 8, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
Resource
College Scholarships for DACA and Undocumented Students
Debbi Johnson-Rais, Ed.D.
September 2, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
Resource
College Application Guide for Undocumented Students
Staff Writers
September 2, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
Resource
Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino/a Students
Stephanie Szitanyi, Ph.D.
September 1, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
Resource
Financial Aid for Undocumented Students
Doug Wintemute
September 1, 2021 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
How Two Black DACA and Undocumented Students Navigate College
Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.
August 26, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
Blog
How to Access College Disability Services and Accommodations
Bernard Grant, Ph.D.
August 18, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
5 Success Tips for First-Generation College Students
Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.
August 12, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
Resource
Scholarships for Women
Alison Plaut
July 30, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
Survey Reports
Students Believe Supporting Social Justice Drives Change
Jessica Bryant
July 29, 2021 • ~2 Min Read
Blog
What Is Asian American Studies?
Whitney Sandoval
July 7, 2021 • ~0 Min Read
Ranking
The Best College for LGBTQ+ Students In Each State
Debbi Johnson-Rais, Ed.D.
June 8, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
5 Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth on Your College Campus
Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.
May 28, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
Diversity & Inclusion
Raising Awareness of the Violence Against Women Act on Campus
Kwynn Gonzalez-Pons
April 9, 2021 • ~4 Min Read
Resource
The Student Guide for ROTC Programs
Staff Writers
October 27, 2020 • ~0 Min Read
Resource
College Guide for Military Service Members and Student Veterans
Meg Whitenton
February 25, 2019 • ~2 Min Read

Interviews

Aug 24, 2021
Scripps National News: College Diversity Plans

Nationwide, colleges and universities have pledged to do better when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion. But according to…

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