Candice Baldwin

Adjunct Professor

Contact Information

OfficeSAU 2308
Phone(585) 475-2290

Office Hours

Tuesday 4-6pm Wednesday 4-6pm

Mailing Address

Multicultural Center for Academic Success
138 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

B.A. in Political Science (Hampton University)                                  

M.P.P in Public Policy (The College of William & Mary)  

Ph.D. in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership (The College of William & Mary)


Candice P. Baldwin is the Director of the Multicultural Center for Academic Success at Rochester Institute of Technology. This position presents a unique opportunity to design a nationally recognized retention model as well as implement and assess new programs that represent her educational philosophy and dedication to working with diverse student populations.

Prior to her arrival at Rochester Institute of Technology, Candice Baldwin served as the first Director of Multicultural Affairs at Mount Ida College. During her tenure, Candice created the Balfour Peer Leader & Mentor program designed to assist in the recruitment, retention, and graduation of multicultural students on campus as well as an adjunct professor in the Math department.  

Throughout her career, Candice has worked in the political, government, and education field.  Candice served as a campaign coordinator for numerous campaigns including the Mamie Locke for Mayor, Chuck Robb for Senate, and Al Gore for President. Additionally, Candice had the opportunity to work on Capitol Hill and in the local office as a policy fellow for Rep. Robert C. Scott. While at William & Mary, Candice was a doctoral fellow for the Sharpe Community Scholars Program, a service-learning program.  During this time, Candice also worked as a faculty advisor for the National Young Leaders Conference and a math consultant for University Instructors.

Candice served on the Board of Directors for Emerge America and Emerge Massachusetts. She also served as the regional advisor for the Youth and College Division of the NAACP as well as the Secretary for the Boston branch. Candice is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Golden Key National Honor Society, the Association of African American Women in Higher Education (AAWHE), and the Urban League.

Selected Publications

Baldwin, C & Griffin, M. (2013) Frames of Black Women in the Academy: The Challenge of Race, Education, and Gender, Disrupting the Culture of Silence: Women Navigating Hostility and Making Change in the Academy, Vanderbilt University Press. (citation in progress)
Baldwin, C. Fisler, J., & Patton, J. (2009) Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf: Demystifying the Black Male College Student.  Black American Males in Higher Education: Diminishing Proportions, Diversity in Higher Education, 6, 181-205.