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.


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.


Civic Engagement Editor

Ben Kirshner, Ph.D ([email protected])  is a professor of education at the University of Colorado Boulder and faculty director of CU Engage: Center for Community-Based Learning and Research. In addition to his work at the CU Boulder campus to develop and sustain high quality, critical, and justice-centered forms of community engagement, he participates in national community engagement groups such as the Urban Research Based Action Network and the Grassroots Community and Youth Organizing special interest group for AERA.


 Interfaith Cooperation Editor

Cassie Meyer ([email protected]), faculty partnerships consultant, works with faculty engaging interfaith in the classroom. She develops online resources for the classroom, manages IFYC's Teaching Interfaith Understanding Seminars (in partnership with the Council of Independent Colleges), supports faculty developing courses and curricula in interfaith studies, and manages IFYC's work with the American Academy of Religion. She has an MA from the University of Chicago Divinity School and has taught at several universities and seminaries; she regularly writes about interfaith and higher education.


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.