Dr. Cameron Beatty

Associate Professor
Dr. Cameron Beatty

Contact Information

Office Location
1210C Stone Building

Cameron C. Beatty, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department at Florida State University. Dr. Beatty teaches courses in the undergraduate leadership studies program and the higher education graduate program, as well as conducting research with the Leadership Learning Research Center. Dr. Beatty is currently the Program Coordinator for the Higher Education Program. He is a faculty affiliate with the African American Studies Program.

Dr. Beatty's research foci includes exploring the intersections of gender and race in leadership education, leadership development of Students of Color on historically white college campuses, and understanding experiences of racial battle fatigue for Black and Latinx students. His recent publications center on topics that include: navigating racial battle fatigue for campus student leaders, supporting undergraduate Black women through Sister Circles, gains in leadership capacity for high achieving Black men leaders, and supporting undergraduate men in leadership education through liberatory pedagogy. In 2019 Dr. Beatty co-edited a monograph titled: Critical Considerations for Race, Ethnicity and Culture for Fraternity and Sorority Life. He is a scholar passionate about deconstructing race, systemic racism, and hegemonic masculinity in postsecondary education environments. Dr. Beatty recently co-authored two books for the Information Age Publishing series, Contemporary Perspectives on Leadership Learning. The first book, Engaging in the Leadership Process: Identity, Capacity, and Efficacy for College Students, is co-authored with Dr. Kathy Guthrie and Dr. Erica Wiborg. The second book, also co-authored with Dr. Kathy Guthrie, is titled Operationalizing Culturally Relevant Leadership Learning, and was published 2021. His recent book, Engaging Black Men in College Through Leadership Learning, is co-edited with Dr. Jesse Ford and was published in 2023.

Prior to joining the faculty at Florida State University, Dr. Beatty was an assistant professor at Salem State University in the higher education student affairs program. He was also previously the Coordinator and Lecturer for the Leadership Studies Program at Iowa State University, where he was not only responsible for the administration of the certificate program, but also directed the Global Leadership Study Abroad Program to Sweden and Vermeer International Scholarship Program. Dr. Beatty has professional experience in fraternity and sorority advising, campus programming boards, and supervising academic peer mentors.

Dr. Beatty is a 2020-2021 McKnight Junior Faculty Fellow with the Florida Education Fund.  He recently received the FSU Inclusive Teaching and Mentoring Award. Dr. Beatty was named a 2018 ACPA (American College Personnel Association) Emerging Scholar designee. He completed his Ph.D. at Iowa State University in the Higher Education Administration Program with a concentration in Social Justice in 2014. Cameron received a B.S. in Sociology and a M.S. in Higher Education Student Affairs, both from Indiana University, Bloomington (IUB).

Dr. Beatty co-hosts, Scholar Tea, a fun and witty podcast with Dr. Shawna Patterson-Stephens (a Florida State alumna) that explores current issues in higher education from a critical perspective.

Undergraduate Courses Taught:

  • LDR 2101: Leadership Theories & Practice
  • LDR 2241: Black Male Leadership
  • LDR 3215: Leadership & Change
  • LDR 4105: Leadership & Complexity

Graduate Courses Taught:

  • EDH 5045: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Higher Education
  • EDH 5362: Leadership Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • SDS 5804: Practicum in Student Personnel Work
  • EDH 6085: Social Justice in Higher Education
  • EDF 6593: Professional Learning for Educational Practitioners II

Visit Dr. Beatty’s personal website at www.drcameroncbeatty.com.