Fred A. Bonner, II, is the Associate Dean of Faculties and Professor of higher education administration in the Educational Administration and Human Resource Development department at Texas A&M University—College Station. He received a B.A. degree in chemistry from the University of North Texas, an M.S.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from Baylor University , and an Ed.D. in higher education administration and college teaching from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville .
Bonner has been the recipient of the American Association for Higher Education Black Caucus Dissertation Award and the Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Foundation's Dissertation of the Year Award from the University of Arkansas College of Education . Bonner has published articles and book chapters on academically gifted African American male college students, teaching in the multicultural college classroom, diversity issues in student affairs, and success factors influencing the retention of students of color in higher education.
He currently serves as an assistant editor for the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals Journal, and has completed three summers as a research fellow with the Yale University Psychology Department ( PACE Center ), focusing on issues that impact academically gifted African American male college students. Bonner is also completing a book that highlights the experiences of postsecondary gifted African American male undergraduates in predominantly White and Historically Black college contexts. Fred spent the 2005-2006 year as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow in the Office of the President at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.