University of Westminster; Virginia Tech
PH.D, MA- Environmental Design and Planning- Urban and Regional Planning- Virginia Tech, 1989; Bachelor- Urban Studies/Planning- University of Westminster, 1980


Professor and Director, Indiana University of Pennsylvania


He is an educator of the world. Recognized for many achievements and properly admired for his commitment to educate the minority of the world. He is Dr. Calvin O. Masilela. I had the pleasure of interviewing him as a Senior Director for the Who's Who. Good afternoon Dr. Masilela and welcome to the Worldwide Alumni Association. I am very impressed with your credentials and the many articles that you have published over the year's with regard to Urban Planning, development and land reform. More importantly, I APPLAUD YOUR EFFORTS IN THE EDUCATION OF FIRST GENRATION, LOW INCOME AND MINORITY STUDENTS OF THIS COUNTRY AND YOUR CONTINUED EFFORTS TO MAKING THAT A MISSION OF YOUR LIFE'S WORK. Thank you Richard and thank you for the acknowledgements. Yes I am an educator. I am passionate about education and yes I am on a mission to empowering first generation, low income as well as underrepresented minorities and allow them the freedom to be whatever dreamscape they have in their minds. I teach at a wonderful University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and have the support and backing to make this a reality. I am a full-tenured Professor as well as a Director to our accredited BS Regional Planning Program, which is only 1 of 15 undergraduate programs in the country accredited by the American Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) and the Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) program, and bear the responsibility for each program. I have published more than 20 journal articles, book reviews and technical reports related to planning education, land reform, settlement planning, land use planning, and urbanization and development issues. This is a life's work and early on I realized that I enjoyed this venue and continued on my mission to empower others to learn from my published articles and book reviews. I have also received over $3 million in research and service grants funded by agencies such the US Department of Education, United States Information Agency, University Consortium for Geographic Information Systems, etc. These grants were awarded to me because of my work and the efficacy of my findings as well as my commitment to the diverse cross-disciplinary interests I have as an educator. Calvin that is wonderful and I admire your continued efforts in this field. Please share with me the awards that you received in your tenure as well as the grants. Richard the most notable of the service grants included, the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program and Upward Bound Math and Science Program. These two programs are regarded as signature programs by the University as they provide visibility and enhance the profile of the university. The McNair participants are first-generation college students with financial need and members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential; for example minority students. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to mentor and increase graduate degree awards for students from first generation, low income and underrepresented segments of society. The Upward Bound Math and Science program offers high school students an enriching educational experience. It is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of potentially first generation college students and low income students to develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). In that context, Richard I was honored in 2008 with the University Distinguished Faculty Service Award at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. And before joining IUP in 2001, I was honored at West Virginia University with the The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award soon after I was granted tenure and promotion to Associate Professor by the community of my peers in academe. Richard I have been on a quest in the past fifteen years and I have dedicated myself to providing opportunity and access to first generation, low income and underrepresented minority students, that is a new entry into my book of life. Being first generation and growing up income disadvantaged myself these issues speak dearly to my psych as an educator. Calvin I am sure that you will prevail in your efforts. You are a humble man and I respect the accomplishments that you have been granted. I would ask those member companies of this registry that we all have a moral responsibility to educate the young of today who will become the executives of tomorrow. So please reach you to Dr. Masilela and allow him to educate you on the increased awareness in this country on educating the young with exciting programs that are now federally funded and grant driven. Richard Anthony Senior Director The Who's Who Dr. Calvin O. Masilela 1 724-388-2988