Jon C. Dalton, EdD ([email protected]), professor emeritus of higher education at Florida State University, founded the Journal of College and Character in 2000.  He is also founder of the Dalton Institute on College Student Values. He served as vice president for student affairs at Florida State from 1989 to 1999. He was a  2010 recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Literature or Research Award  and The John L. Blackburn Distinguished Pillar Award at NASPA, served as its president in 1994, and was recognized as a Senior Scholar by ACPA. His research interests are in college student development, moral and civic education, organization and management of student-affairs services, ethics in higher-education leadership, and international educational exchange.

Pamela C. Crosby
, PhD ([email protected]) is a National Milken Family Foundation Award Educator; vice president on the Board of Directors of the Institute of American Religious and Philosophical Thought; Florida State University Profiles of Service Award recipient; Colorado Teacher of the Year finalist; Poudre School District Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award recipient; and past associate editor of the American Journal of Theology and Philosophy. Her research interests include character education, adult religious education, and religious naturalism. She earned her PhD from FSU in philosophy of education and has master's degrees in English education and philosophy.  She has served as an editor of the Journal of College and Character since 2004.  

Senior Associate Editor

Peter Mather, PhD ([email protected]) serves as associate professor of higher education and student affairs at Ohio University. He has worked as a student affairs administrator at Emory University and Duke University. He also served as director of admissions at Harlaxton College in the UK and as director of educational programs at The Carter Center. His research topics include service-learning, student identity development, student affairs administrative practice, and the application of positive psychology to student affairs work. Mather recently co-edited a New Directions for Student Services sourcebook on positive psychology and appreciative inquiry.

Associate Editors

P. Daniel Chen, PhD ([email protected]) is an associate professor and the program coordinator of the Higher Education Program in the Department of Counseling and Higher Education at the University of North Texas. He has a strong interest in psychological, sociological, and economical aspects of college student development and student success. In addition to his work on the Journal of College and Character, he serves on the editorial board of the Journal of College Student Development. He has published in Research in Higher Education, Computers and Education, and Religion and Education among other journals. His other research interests include spirituality and spiritual development, institutional effectiveness, STEM education, and assessment.

Matthew Johnson, PhD ([email protected]) is an associate professor of educational leadership at Central Michigan University. His research interests center on leadership, civic engagement, and diversity among college students. He received a Ph.D. in college student personnel from the University of Maryland with a focus on leadership and civic engagement in a multicultural context. He is a partner with the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership and also serves on the editorial board for Oracle: The Research Journal for Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, and an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of College Student Development.

Tiffani Riggers-Piehl, PhD ([email protected])  is an adjunct professor in educational leadership in the Baylor University School of Education (Waco, TX), having previously served across multiple functional areas in academic and student affairs. She earned her Ph.D. at UCLA, where she studied college student spirituality and student-faculty interactions. Tiffani’s writing has been featured in the Teacher’s College Record, Research in Higher Education, and Religion and Education, among other journals. Her professional passions include teaching and training, investigating the college student experience, assessment in higher education, and creating a collegial academic community.

Jenny L. Small, PhD (
[email protected]) was most recently the research coordinator at the Roche Center for Catholic Education at Boston College. Her research has focused on the spiritual lives of religiously diverse college students and how students use language to define their identities. Her first book, Understanding College Students’ Spiritual Identities: Varied Faiths, Different Worldviews, is available from Hampton Press. She has published in Research in Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, About Campus, and Religion & Education. She currently serves as chair of the ACPA Commission for Spirituality, Faith, Religion, and Meaning.

Associate Editor for Social Media

Janett C. Ramos  is pursuing her doctorate in ethical leadership at Olivet Nazarene University, where she is focusing on spirituality and the impact it can have on first generation college students' perseverance and retention. Upon completing her Ed.D., Janett hopes to become a senior student affairs or academic affairs officer and continue facilitating learning experiences and increasing accessibility to high quality education for college students throughout the world.  Prior to pursuing her doctorate Janett worked at Northeastern Illinois University, Semester at Sea, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Barnard College/Columbia University, Boston College, and Montclair State University. Janett has been a competitive dancer and pianist since the age of four and loves teaching others how to use movement to increase their self-esteem, confidence, gravitas and to simply have fun.