Wolfe advocates for increased institutional inclusiveness, social justice accountability, and diversity leadership through his research agenda--which explores the various relationships between organizational culture, leadership, institutional policy, and socialization in higher education. Specifically, he analyzes how these variables intersect to influence access, equity, interactions and persistence of historically underrepresented and traditionally undeserved groups across university and college campuses. In addition, he serves as a reviewer for the Review of Educational Research, an editorial review board member for The Journal of HBCU Research + Culture, and board member/editor for the Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education (JSPTE).
Wolfe, B. & Dilworth, P. (March, 2019). Transitioning Normalcy: Persistence Strategies of African-American Administrations in Higher Education. Presented at National Association for Diversity Officers in Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA.
Moultrie, S., Robinson, K., Solomon, A., Sullivan, M. & Wolfe, B. (November, 2017). Transformational Change and Inclusive Excellence. Presented at Alabama Association for Higher Education Diversity Officers, Birmingham, AL.
Wolfe, B. (2017, February 23). A Tie That Binds and Shapes Us [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://cas.uab.edu/humanrights/2017/02/23/604/
Vickers, J., Cunningham, C., Hewing, V., Allen, C., McElderry, J., & Wolfe, B. (June 2016). Student Activism: Black Students Moving Forward at PWIs. Presented at National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE), San Francisco, CA.
Wolfe, B. & Dilworth, P. (2015). Transitioning Normalcy: Organizational Culture, African American Administrators, and Diversity Leadership in Higher Education. Review of Educational Research, 85(4), 667-697.
Wolfe, B. (October, 2015). Toward a Minority Professional Persistence Model: How do we become “inclusive” about inclusive excellence? Presented at Alabama Association for Higher Education Diversity Officers, Florence, AL.
Wolfe, B., Freeman, S., Dilworth, P. & Smith, D. (November, 2014). A History of Policy, Practice, and Personal Experience: Navigating the Administrative Pipeline for People of Color. Presented at Alabama Association for Higher Education Diversity Officers, Tuscaloosa, AL.
Wolfe, B. & Freeman, S. (2013). A Case for Administrators of Color: Insights and Policy Implications for Higher Education’s Predominantly White Institutions. eJournal of Educational Policy (JEP).
Wolfe, B. (September, 2013). Diversity, Intersections, & Student Activism: Using Multicultural Education to Facilitate Change. Presented at Elon University, Elon, NC.
Wolfe, B. (2013). Persistence is Chess, Not Checkers: A Counter-story on the Lives and Strategies of Six African American Administrators at One PWI. In Brooks, J. & Arnold, T. (Eds.), Confronting Racism in Higher Education: Problems and Possibilities for Fighting Ignorance, Bigotry and Isolation. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing Inc.
Wolfe, B. (August, 2013). Opportunities to Facilitate Positive Black Student Identity Development at the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture. Presented at Duke University, Durham, NC.
Wolfe, B. (December, 2012). A Vision for the Campus Office of Diversity and Inclusivity: Growing, Branding, and Sustaining Our Multicultural Community. Presented at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA.
Wolfe, B. (November, 2012). Historical and Contemporary Experiences of Administrators of Color at Predominantly White Institutions. Paper Presented at Alabama Association for Higher Education Diversity Officers, Auburn, AL.
Jean-Marie, G., McCray, C., Beachum, F., & Wolfe, B. (November, 2011). The Everyday Politics of Racism and Educational Leadership. A symposium conducted at the University Council for Educational Administration, Pittsburgh, PA.
Wolfe, B. (June, 2011). Multicultural Affairs: An Avenue to Building and Sustaining Inclusive Communities. Presented at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX.
Wolfe, B. (April, 2011). The Price of Membership: Theorizing the Persistence of African American Administrators at PWIs. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
Wolfe, B. (February, 2011). Examining the Issues and Needs of Underrepresented Male Students on College Campuses. Presented at North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC.
Wolfe, B. (March, 2010). Minority Persistence: How Do We Navigate Beyond the Status Quo of Leadership in Higher Education? Paper presented at Harvard Graduate School of Education Annual Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
Wolfe, B. & Abdullah, S. (June, 2009). Creating and Hosting Men of Color Conferences and Retreats: A Practitioner’s Guide. Paper presented at National Association for Student Affairs Professionals Annual Meeting, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA.
Wolfe, B. (2007). On the Path to Self-Regulation: Taking the Social-Cognitive Direction Towards Learning. Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 1(1), 51-55.
Wolfe, B. (August, 2007). Leadership: Soprano’s Style. Paper presented at College of Education Leadership Training, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.
Wolfe, B. (March, 2006). On the Path to Self-Regulation: Taking the Social-Cognitive Direction Towards Learning. Paper presented at Louisiana Education Research Association Annual Meeting, Shreveport, LA.