By Staff Writer
November 7, 2014
I was born in Ghana and was two years old when my family immigrated to the United States. I am a 2004 graduate of Miami University, where I earned my master's degree in student affairs. And I returned to Miami in 2012 as an Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership Department. And although I submitted my promotion and tenure materials on Aug. 15, I am still currently an untenured faculty member, which perhaps, makes me vulnerable. Even so, I attach my name to what I write below - Stephen John Quaye. I am not anonymous. I am a person - a parent of a nearly four-year-old, a friend, a brother, a faculty member and a human being who is deeply hurt by the comments by Anonymous Concerned Faculty Member on Nov. 4, 2014 in The Miami Student about international students. As a Ghanaian/African American man, I am underrepresented on Miami's campus. Yet, I returned to my home of Miami as a faculty member to support students who might feel isolated and excluded on this predominantly white campus, students who might feel further isolated and excluded given the sweeping generalizations made about international students by Anonymous Concerned Faculty Member.