Contributing Editors

 These contributing editors make the Journal of College and Character a unique journal that publishes articles in many areas of moral development. Click here for ecent publications of associate and contributing editors.


 Cultural Cross Currents on Campus

Hsin-Yu Chen, PhD ([email protected]) completed her doctorate in leisure studies with a specialization in anthropology at The Pennsylvania State University. Her research brings a transdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective to studying skin color’s meanings and ramifications for identity development, social inequality, human behavior, lived experiences, and health outcomes. She also studies college students’ time use in relation to personal values, health, learning, and development. Hsin-Yu’s awards include an Africana Research Center Research Grant, the Herberta M. Lundegren Graduate Scholarship, and a 2016–17 Kligman Graduate Fellowship. Her column for the JCC’s newsletter presents personal reflections aimed at fostering discussion of diversity-related issues.


Student Engagement With Spiritual and Secular World Views

Rebecca Crandall , Ph.D ([email protected]) is a senior lecturer in the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program at The Ohio State University. She also serves as coordinator of HESA’s Student Personnel Assistantship program. A scholar-practitioner with over a decade of experience in student affairs roles, her research concentrates on questions relevant to the success and development of intercollegiate athletes, religious minority students, and LGBTQ students. She was the 2017 recipient of the Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values Dissertation of the Year award and the 2017 ACPA Commission for Professional Preparation Burns B. Crookston Doctoral Research Award. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Research and Policy Analysis with a specialization in higher education from North Carolina State University in 2016.


Opinions & Perspectives Editor

Michael J. Cuyjet , Ph.D ([email protected])is a professor emeritus of the University of Louisville. He served 21 years in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, Counseling, and College Student Personnel (ECPY) in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville. He has received many awards and recognitions including being named a a Pillar of the Profession by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) in 2011. His publication accomplishments include serving as editor and one of the authors of African American Men in College, and a coauthor of How Minority Students Experience College. He is lead editor and author or co-author of several chapters in Multiculturalism on Campus.


What They're Reading Editor

David Eberhardt, Ph.D ([email protected]) currently serves as the vice president for student development at Birmingham-Southern College. His professional career has largely been invested in small, liberal arts colleges in student life, conduct, and service roles. His primary scholarly interests include the ethical and spiritual development of students, specifically, the effect of diversity and community service experiences on students’ spiritual quest.


Interfaith Cooperation Editor

Mary Ellen Giess is the senior director of co-curricular partnerships at the Interfaith Youth Core. She oversees IFYC's strategy supporting campus staff committed to interfaith work. Mary Ellen has served a variety of programmatic and strategic roles at IFYC and continues to steward one of IFYC's highest programmatic partners in the White House through the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge. She competed a master’s in religion and government at Harvard Divinity School and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is co-editor (with Kathleen M. Goodman and Eboo Patel) of Educating about Religious Diversity and Interfaith Engagement. 


 Civic Engagement on Campus Editor

Barbara Jacoby, PhD ([email protected]), is senior consultant of Do Good Campus at the University of Maryland’s Do Good Institute in the School of Public Policy. She assists faculty in developing courses that integrate social innovation, civic engagement, service-learning, and philanthropy; and she provides consultation to the overall strategic development of the Do Good Campus. Her research focuses primarily on service-learning and community engagement in higher education, and her scholarship explores the relationship of service learning and community engagement to student activism and social innovation.


Interfaith Cooperation Editor

Eboo Patel, PhD ([email protected]) is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a Chicago-based organization building the interfaith movement on college campuses. Author of the book Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation, which won the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion; Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America; and the forthcoming book Interfaith Leadership: A Primer. He is also a regular contributor to the Washington Post, USA Today, Huffington Post, NPR, and CNN. He served on President Barack Obama’s inaugural advisory council of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.


Ethical Issues on Campus Editor

Larry Roper, PhD ([email protected])  is a professor in the School of Language, Culture and Society and coordinator of the Social Justice Studies Program at Oregon State University. Previously he served as vice provost for student affairs from 1995-2014. He also served as interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts. He has an undergraduate degree from Heidelberg College, master's from Bowling Green State University, and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. He currently serves as chair of the NASPA Faculty Fellows and as a commissioner with the State of Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission.


Preparing Students for Careers and Purpose


Michael J. Stebleton, PhD ([email protected]) is associate professor of higher education in the Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD) Department at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. His research and teaching interests include career development, student development, student success, and persistence. His current work explores the experiences of marginalized college student populations.