Social Class, Age, and Religion: Turning Faculty Marginality into Empathy for Students

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January 2006

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Growing Through Our Past into the Future: Journeys of Faculty and Advisors on the Path to Cultural Competence


As a product of the working class and being part of the first generation in my family to attend college, being a nontraditional student, and being an evangelical Christian, as an undergraduate I often felt like a stranger in the strange land of higher education.