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  • May 2019


    May 2019

    Keon M. McGuire ([email protected])

    Assistant professor of higher and postsecondary education in the Mary Lou Fulton’s Teachers College

    Arizona State University.

    Article in Journal of College and Character “Religion and its Intersections: Spirituality, Secularism and Religion among Black Diasporic Communities in Higher Education”
    Volume 19, Issue No. 2, May 2019

    JCC Blog “How Is Religion a Socially Constructed Category?”

    Recent Publication:

    McGuire, K. M., McTier, T. S., Ikegwuonu, E., Sweet, J. & Bryant-Scott, K. (2018 online). “Men doing life together”: Black Christian Fraternity Men’s Embodiments of Brotherhood. Men & Masculinities.

    McGuire, K. M. (2018). Religion's afterlife: The non-institutional residuals of religion in Black college students' lived experiences. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 11(3), 309-324.

    McGuire, K. M., Cisneros, J., & McGuire, T. D. (2017). Intersections at a (heteronormative) crossroad: Gender and sexuality among Black students’ spiritual narratives. Journal of College Student Development, 58(2), 175-197

    • February 2019


      February 2019

      Nancy Thomas ([email protected])

      Director of Research on Higher Education’s Eole in American Democracy
      National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement
      Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University

      Article in Journal of College and Character (With Margaret Brower): “Conceptualizing and Assessing Campus Climates for Political Learning and Engagement in Democracy”
      Volume 19, Issue No. 4, November 2018

      JCC Blog (With Margaret Brower): “How Can Accusations of Partisanship Be Avoided?" 
      JCC Video Blog (With Stephanie King): “Video Preview of JCC’s Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Session at NASPA”

      Recent Publication:

      Thomas, N. & Brower, M. (2018). Promising practices to facilitate politically robust campus climates. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 50(6), 24-29.



      February 2019

      Margaret Brower ([email protected])

      Director PhD student in political science
      University of Chicago 

      Article in Journal of College and Character (With Nancy Thomas): “Conceptualizing and Assessing Campus Climates for Political Learning and Engagement in Democracy”
      Volume 19, Issue No. 4, November 2018

      JCC Blog (With Nancy Thomas): “How Can Accusations of Partisanship Be Avoided?" 

      Recent Publication:

      Thomas, N., & Brower, M. (2018). Promising practices to facilitate politically robust campus climates. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 50(6), 24-29.

    • November 2018

      November 2018

      Krista Soria ([email protected])
      Research Analyst
      University of Minnesota- Twin Cities 

      Article in Journal of College and Character: “Leadership Experiences: Educating for Diverse Citizenship”

      Volume 19, Issue No. 4, November 2018

      JCC Blog: “How Are Leadership Education and Diverse Citizenship Related?" 

      Newsletter Article:  "Krista Soria Is Leading Scholar on Civic Leadership”

      Recent Publications:

      Soria, K. M. (Ed.). (2018). Evaluating campus climate at U.S. research universities: Opportunities for diversity and inclusion. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

      Soria, K. M., Werner, L., Chandiramani, N., Day, M., & Asmundson, A. (in press). Co-curricular engagement as catalysts toward students’ leadership development and multicultural competence. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.

      Soria, K. M., Werner, L., & Nath, C. (in press). Leadership experiences and perspective taking among college students. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. 

    • August 2018

      August 2018

      Sachi Edwards ([email protected])
      Lecturer 
      University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa 
      University of Maryland

      Article in Journal of College and Character: “Distinguishing Between Belief and Culture: A Critical Perspective on Religious Identity

      Volume 19, Issue No. 3, August 2018

      JCC Blog: “Why Not Define Student Religious Identity According To Beliefs Alone? Critical Conversations #14”

      Newsletter Article:  "Sachi Edwards Writes Article on Need to Distinguish Religious Belief & Culture"

      Academic Page:  (https://manoa-hawaii.academia.edu/SachiEdwards)

      Recent Publications:

      Edwards, S. (in press). Critical reflections on the interfaith dialogue movement: A social justice perspective. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.

      Edwards, S. (2017). Intergroup dialogue and religious identity: Attempting to raise awareness of Christian privilege and religious oppression. Multicultural Education, 24(2), 18-24.  

      Edwards, S. (2016). Critical conversations about religion: Promises and pitfalls of a social justice approach to interfaith dialogue. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

    • May 2018

      May 2018

      Douglas Jacobsen ([email protected])
      Distinguished Professor of Church History and Theology, Messiah College

      Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen ([email protected])
      Professor of Psychology and Director of Faculty Development, Messiah College

      Article in Journal of College and Character: “Faith and Learning in a Post-Truth World”
      Volume 19, Issue No. 2, May 2018

      JCC Blog: “What’s Faith, What’s Learning, and How Do They Connect?”

      Website: Religion in the Academy Project (www.religionintheacademy.org)

      Recent Publications:

      Jacobsen, D. and Jacobsen, R. H. (2018). Religion in mainline and independent private higher education. In M. D. Waggoner and N. C. Walker (Eds.) The Oxford handbook of religion and American education. New York. Oxford University Press.

      Jacobsen, D. and Jacobsen, R. H. (January/February 2013). Religion’s return to higher education: A primer. Trusteeship, 21(1), pp. 16-21.  https://www.agb.org/trusteeship/2013/1/religions-return-higher-education-primer.

      Jacobsen, D. and Jacobsen, R. H. (2012). No longer invisible: Religion in university education. New York: Oxford University Press. 

      Jacobsen, D. and Jacobsen, R. H. (2008). The American university in a post-secular age.  New York: Oxford University Press. 

    • February 2018

      February 2018

      Larry D. Roper ([email protected])

      Professor, School of Language, Culture and Society
      Coordinator, College Student Services Administration
      Coordinator, Social Justice Minor
      Oregon State University

      Article in Journal of College and Character: “The Ethics of the Collegiate Locker Room”

      Volume 18, Issue No. 1,  February 2017

      JCC Blog: "How Can We Address Sexual Misconduct on Our Campuses and in Society? Critical Conversations#12”

      Whitt, E.J.;  Roper, L.D.;  Porterfield, K.T.; &. Carnaghi, J.E. (Eds.). (2016). Angst and hope: Current issues in student affairs leadership. (New Directions for Student Services, no, 153). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

      Roper, L. (Ed.). (2012). Supporting and supervising mid-level professionals. (New Directions for Student Services, no. 136). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

      Xing, J.; Li, J; Roper, L., & Shaw, S.M.(Eds.). (2007). Teaching for change: The difference, power, and discrimination mode. Lanham, MD:Lexington Books.


      February 2018

      Miriam R. Arbeit  ([email protected])

      Applied Developmental Scientist
      University of Virginia

      Article in Journal of College and Character: “'It Could Affect You as a Person, Character-Wise': Promoting Character Development and Preventing Sexual Violence at West Point"

      Volume 18, Issue No. 4,  November 2017

      JCC Blog: "How Can We Address Sexual Misconduct on Our Campuses and in Society?" Critical Conversations#12

      Blog: mimiarbeit.com and Twitter: @MimiArbeit

      Recent Publications:

      Arbeit, M. R., Hershberg, R. M., Johnson, S. K., Lerner, J. V., & Lerner, R. M. (2017). “I mean, we’re guys”: Constructing gender at an all-male trade school. Journal of Adolescent Research, 32(2), 227-258.

      Arbeit, M. R. (2017). “Make sure you’re not getting yourself in trouble:” Building sexual relationships and preventing sexual violence at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The Journal of Sex Research, 54(8), 949-961.

      Arbeit, M. R. (2014). What does healthy sex look like among youth? Towards a skills-based model for promoting adolescent sexuality development. Human Development, 57(5), 259-286. (Published with commentaries by Lisa Diamond and David Moshman).


      February 2018

      Kevin Fosnacht  ([email protected])

      Associate Research Scientist
      Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research
      National Survey of Student Engagement

      Article in Journal of College and Character: "The Role of Religion and Institution Type in Seniors’ Perceptions of the Religious and Spiritual Campus Climate"

      Volume 19, Issue No. 1,  February 2018

      JCC Blog: "Is Religious Intolerance And Discrimination Becoming More Common? Critical Conversations#11?": Critical Conversation #11

      Recent Publications:

      Howe, E. & Fosnacht, K. (2017). Promoting democratic engagement during college: Looking beyond service-learning. Journal of College and Character, 18(3), pp. 155-170. doi: 10.1080/2194587X.2017.1338581 

      Fosnacht, K. & Calderone, S. M. (2017). Financial stress and major choice: A multi-institutional study. Journal of Financial Therapy8(1), 107-123. doi: 10.4148/1944-9771.1129

      Fosnacht, K., McCormick, A. C., Nailos, J., & Ribera, A. K. (2017). Frequency of first-year student interactions with advisors. NACADA Journal37(1), 74-86. doi: 10.12930/NACADA-15-048  

      Blog: http://blogs.iu.edu/kfosnacht/


      February 2018

      Cynthia Broderick ([email protected])

      Doctoral Scholar 

      Instructor
      HESA
      Indiana University Bloomington
      Current Article in Journal of College and Character: "The Role of Religion and Institution Type in Seniors’ Perceptions of the Religious and Spiritual Campus Climate"

      Volume 19, Issue No. 1,  February 2018

      JCC Blog: "Is Religious Intolerance And Discrimination Becoming More Common? Critical Conversations#11?": Critical Conversation #11

    • November 2017

      November 2017

      Barbara Jacoby  ([email protected])

      Senior Consultant, Do Good Campus, Do Good Institute

      School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland

      Article in Journal of College and Character: "The New Student Activism: Supporting Students as Agents of Social Change"

      Volume 18, Issue No. 1,  February 2017

      JCC Blog: "What Is the "New Student Activism"?: Critical Conversation #10

      Recent Publications: Jacoby, B. (2015). Service-learning essentials: Questions, answers, and lessons learned. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

      Jacoby, B. (2017). Integrating service-learning into student affairs pedagogy. In J. Fried & R.Harper (Eds.), Learning everywhere on campus: Teaching strategies for student affairs professionals. New York: Routledge.

      Jacoby, B. ( 2015). Enhancing commuter student success: What’s theory got to do with it?  In J. P. Biddix (Ed.),  Understanding and addressing commuter student needs. New Directions for Student Services No. 150, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

    • August 2017

      August 2017

      Alyssa N. Rockenbach ([email protected])

      Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development, North Carolina State University

      Current article in Journal of College and Character: "Building Inclusive Community by Bridging Worldview Differences: A Call to Action From the Interfaith Diversity Experiences & Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS)"

      Volume 18, Issue No. 3,  August 2017; published online (free access). 

      JCC Blog Post:  "Building Inclusive Campus Community By Bridging Worldview Differences: Critical Conversation #9

      Mayhew, M. J., Rockenbach, A. N., Bowman, N. A., Seifert, T. A., & Wolniak, G. C. with E. T. Pascarella and P. T. Terenzini (2016). How college affects students (volume 3): 21st century evidence that higher education works. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass

      Correia-Harker, B. P., Snipes, J. T., Rockenbach, A. N., & Mayhew, M. J. (in press). Perceptions of and engagement with worldview diversity: An overview of CRSCS and IDEALS findings. In K. Goodman, M. E. Giess, & E. Patel (Eds.), A handbook for education about religious diversity and interfaith engagement in student affairs.

      Rockenbach, A. N., & Park, J. J. (in press). Religion, spirituality, and U.S. college students. In M. D. Waggoner & N. C. Walker (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of religion and American education. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

    • May 2017

      May 2017

      Gregory Eells ([email protected])
      Assistant Professor of Psychological and Counseling Services in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems
      Florida State University

      Current article in Journal of College and Character: "Hyper-Achievement, Perfection, and College Student Resilience"

      Volume 18, Issue No. 2,  May 2017  

      JCC Blog Post: "College Students’ Pursuit of Perfection Through Hyper-Achievement," Critical Conversation #8

      Recent Articles: Eells, G.T. (2016). Using an existential psychotherapy framework to assist students in mindful internet use. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 30(1):42-53.

      Abelson, S., & Eells, G.T. (2016). Promoting and protecting student health. Leadership Exchange,14-20.

      Meilman, P. W., Eells, G.T., Mendola, R., & Lillrank, S. M. (2015). Working within a campus health service: A challenge with many rewards. Psychiatric Times.

      Resources: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Cornell Health, Cornell University provides mental health services to roughly 20% of the student body at Cornell. 

      LinkedIn.

    • February 2017

      Darris Means ([email protected])
      Assistant Professor
      University of Georgia

      Current article in Journal of College and Character: "“Keep Pressing On”: Spiritual Epistemology and Its Role in the Collegiate Lives of Black Gay and Bisexual Men"
      Volume 17, Issue No. 1, February 2016  (With Audrey J. Jaeger)

      JCC Blog Post: "Preview of Upcoming NASPA Session on Student Spirtuality  With JCC "Authors

      Recent Articles: Means, D. R., Clayton, A., Conzelmann, J., Baynes, P., & Umbach, P. D. (2016). Bounded aspirations: Rural, African American high school students and college access. The Review of Higher Education, 39(4), 543-569.

      Means, D. R., & Pyne, K. (2016). After access: Underrepresented students’ post-matriculation perceptions of college access capital. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory, and Practice, 17(4), 390-412.

      Means, D. R., & Jaeger, A. J. (2015). Spiritual borderlands: A Black gay male college student’s spiritual journey. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice52(1), 11-23.

      Website: https://works.bepress.com/darrismeans/



      February 2017

      Janina Montero ([email protected])
      Vice Chancellor-Student Affairs, Emerita
      UCLA 

      Current article in Journal of College and Character: " Navigating Conflicts Related to Religious and Non-Religious Identity on Campus"
      Volume 17, Issue No. 3, August 2016 

      JCC Blog Post: "Preview of Upcoming NASPA Session on Student Spirtuality With JCC "Authors

    • November 2016


      November 2016

      Scott Seider ([email protected])

      Associate Professor of Education
      Boston University

      Current article in Journal of College and Character: "For Youth, By Youth: A Third Student-Run Homeless Shelter"
      Volume 17, Issue No. 4, November 2016 


      Also See: “A Critically Conscious Approach to Fostering the Success of College Students from Underrepresented Groups” with Shelby Clark, & Madora Soutter
      ​Volume 17, Issue 4, November 201
      JCC Blog Post: "Trigger Warnings, Broader Social Issues, or Just Good Teaching? Critical Conversation #7"
      Faculty Interview
      Blog Post
      Website

    • August 2016


      August 2016

      Michael D. Waggoner  (
      [email protected])

      Professor of Education
      University of Northern Iowa
      Editor
      Religion & Education

      Article in Journal of College and Character: "Spirituality and Contemporary Higher Education"
      Volume 17, Issue No. 3, August 2016 
      JCC Blog Post: "Should Colleges & Universities Care About Spiritual Beliefs of Students? Critical Conversation #6"

      Resources: Institute for Religion and Education  promotes the study and education about Constitutionally appropriate treatment of religion in public schools and higher education in the areas of teaching, research, curriculum, and policy.

      The Routledge Research in Religion and Education series aims at advancing public understanding and dialogue on issues at the intersections of religion and education.

      PublicationsSacred and Secular Tensions in Higher Education: Connecting Parallel Universities 

      Religion in the Public Schools: Negotiating the New Commons

    • May 2016


      May 2016

      Michael L. Jackson  ([email protected])
      Vice President Emeritus for Student Affairs
      Executive Director, International Advancement
      Professor of Higher Education
      University of Southern California
      Article in Journal of College and Character: "Reflections on a Life and Career in Student Affairs: Guideposts and Structure"
      Volume 17, Issue No. 2, May 2016 
      JCC Blog Post: As student affairs professionals, what are the reasons for choosing your career? What have been the greatest challenges and the greatest rewards?

      Resources: The Campaign for the University of Southern California is a multi-year effort to secure $6 billion or more in private support from individual donors, foundations, and corporations. Reaching this lofty goal will require the most ambitious fundraising effort in our history—one that will touch and transform every aspect of the university.

      Recent Links: University Advancement, USC; Division of Student Affairs, USC; Pullias Center for Higher Education, USC



      May 2016

      Hsin-Yu Chen ([email protected])
      Doctoral Student 
      The Pennsylvania State University
      Article in Journal of College and Character: "Take a Selfie of Life: A Qualitative Exploration of College Students’ Self-Reflections on Free Time Use and Personal Values"
      Volume 17, Issue No. 2, May 2016 
      JCC Blog Post: Should students' use of leisure time matter to college educators? Why or why not?

      Resources:  The Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management at The Pennsylvania State University helps develop an understanding of the social, cultural, environmental, physiological, and psychological aspects of human behavior and leisure experiences. 

      Recent Links:  Integrating high-impact practice (HIP) into a largeral education class gene (15th Annual Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference: The Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship); Engagement Scholarship Consortium Poster



      May 2016

      Careen Yarnal ([email protected])
      Associate Professor
      Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
      The Pennsylvania State University
      Article in Journal of College and Character: "Take a Selfie of Life: A Qualitative Exploration of College Students’ Self-Reflections on Free Time Use and Personal Values"
      Volume 17, Issue No. 2, May 2016 
      JCC Blog Post: Should students' use of leisure time matter to college educators? Why or why not?

      Resources:  The Engaged Scholarship Initiative at Penn State University aims to provide students with out-of-classroom academic experiences that complement in-classroom learning, which foster student integration and engagement and contribute to their overall growth and development.

      Recent Links:  Engaged Scholarship; Integrating high-impact practice (HIP) into a large general education class (15th Annual Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference: The Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship); Engagement Scholarship Consortium Poster

    • February 2015


      February 2016

      Christopher Bridges ([email protected])
      Dean of Students 
      Yale-NUS College
      Article in Journal of College and Character: "Joining the Struggle: White Men as Social Justice Allies" 
      Volume 16, Issue No. 3, August 2015 
      JCC Blog Post

      Resources:  Yale-NUS College is a liberal arts college in Singapore. Yale-NUS was established in 2011 as a collaboration between Yale University and the National University of Singapore. 

      Recent Links:  Yale-NUS New Dean; Leadership Profile



      February 2016

      Matthew R. Johnson ([email protected])
      Assistant Professor
      Department of Educational Leadership
      Central Michigan University

      Article in Journal of College and Character: "Predictors of College Students Engaging in Social Change Behaviors" 
      Volume 15, Issue 3, August 2014
      JCC Blog Post

      Resources:  Central Michigan University Department of Educational Leadership offers higher education and K-12 master's and doctoral degrees. Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership is one of the largest national studies of college student leadership development.  

      Most Recent Publications: 

      Johnson, M. R. (2015). Building college students’ civic identity: The role of socio-cultural issues discussions and social perspective taking. Journal of College Student Development, 56, 687-704.

      Johnson, M. R., Johnson, E. L., & Dugan, J. P. (2015). Developing socially responsible leadership and social perspective-taking in fraternities and sororities: Findings from a national study. Oracle, 10(1), 1-18.

      Soria, K. M., & Johnson, M. R., Mitchell, T. D. (In Press). Pluralistic outcomes associated with college students’ citizenship development. In K. M. Soria (Ed.), Revisiting the civic mission of the American public research university: Preparing college students for responsible citizenship in a pluralistic democracy.

    • November 2015


      November 2015

      Marty Swanbrow Becker (mswanbrowbe[email protected])
      Assistant Professor of Psychological and Counseling Services in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems
      Florida State University
      Article in Journal of College and Character: "Essential Counseling Knowledge and Skills to Prepare Student Affairs Staff to Promote Emotional Wellbeing and to Intervene With Students in Distress"
      Issue No. 4, November 2015 
      JCC Blog Post:  "When and How Should We Intervene in Students’ Lives?" Critical Conversation #3

      Resources:  The  Healthy Campus 2020 Team at Florida State University is a collaboration of students, staff and faculty with the mission of maximizing campus wellness and supporting academic and personal success. For more information

      Most Recent Publications:

      Brownson, C., Drum, D., Swanbrow Becker, M.A., Hentschel, E., & Saathoff, A. (in press). Distress and suicidality in higher education: Implications for population-oriented prevention paradigms. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy.

      Swanbrow Becker, M. A., & Drum, D. J. (2015). The influence of suicide prevention gatekeeper training on Resident Assistants' Mental Health. Journal of Student Affairs, Research and Practice, 52 (1), 76-88. doi:10.1080/19496591.2015.996055

      Lamis, D., Drum, D., & Swanbrow Becker, M. A. (2015). College student distress and suicidality: A spectrum of prevention and intervention approaches. In Dorian Lamis, & Nadine Kaslow (Eds.), Advancing the Science of Suicidal Behavior: Understanding and Intervention (pp. 171-196). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.



      November 2015

      David Drum  ([email protected])
      Professor, Counseling Psychology Program
      The University of Texas at Austin
      Article in Journal of College and Character: "Essential Counseling Knowledge and Skills to Prepare Student Affairs Staff to Promote Emotional Wellbeing and to Intervene With Students in Distress"
      Issue No. 4, November 2015 
      JCC Blog Post:  “When and How Should We Intervene in Students’ Lives?" Critical Conversation #3

      Resources:  The National Research Consortium of Counseling Centers in Higher Education, housed at the University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center, conducts large scale, national research studies on the mental health issues of college students

      Most Recent Publications:
      Brownson, C., Drum, D., Swanbrow Becker, M.A., Hentschel, E., & Saathoff, A. (in press). Distress and suicidality in higher education: Implications for population-oriented prevention paradigms. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy.

      Swanbrow Becker, M. A., & Drum, D. J. (2015). The influence of suicide prevention gatekeeper training on Resident Assistants' Mental Health. Journal of Student Affairs, Research and Practice, 52 (1), 76-88. doi:10.1080/19496591.2015.996055

      Lamis, D., Drum, D., & Swanbrow Becker, M. A. (2015). College student distress and suicidality: A spectrum of prevention and intervention approaches. In Dorian Lamis, & Nadine Kaslow (Eds.), Advancing the Science of Suicidal Behavior: Understanding and Intervention (pp. 171-196). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

    • August 2015


      August 2015

      Sherry K. Watt  ([email protected])
      Associate Professor, Higher Education & Student Affairs Program, The University of Iowa
      Article in Journal of College and Character: "Situating Race in College Students’ Search for Purpose and Meaning: Who am I?"
      Issue No. 3, August 2015 
      JCC Blog Post:  “Racial Conflicts As Learning Opportunities” Critical Conversation #2

      Resources:  The mission of the Center for Courage and Renewal is to create a more just, compassionate and healthy world by nurturing personal and professional integrity and the courage to act on it.

      The University of Iowa Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) Program 

      Most Recent Publications: Designing Transformative Multicultural Initiatives: Theoretical Foundations, Practical Applications and Facilitator Considerations

      Intersections of Religious Privilege: Difficult Dialogues and Student Affairs Practice

      Creating Successful Multicultural Initiatives in Higher Education and Student Affairs

    • May 2015


      May 2015

      Demetri L. Morgan  ([email protected])
      Doctoral Candidate, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
      Research Associate, Center for the Study of Race & Equity in Education
      Pre-doctoral Fellow, Penn Alliance for Higher Education & Democracy
      Article in Journal of College and Character: "Stick With Yourselves; It’s What’s Normal': The Intergroup Racial Attitudes of Senior, White, Fraternity Menl'" with Hilary B. Zimmerman, Tanner N. Terrell, and Beth A. Marcotte
      JCC Connexions Blog Post

      Resources: Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education  is concerned with producing scholarship the informs policy and practice that pushes decision makers and practices to consider ways to make educational spaces more inclusive and to realize the educational benefits of diverse institutions.

      Penn Alliance for Higher Education & Democracy works to strengthen the role of higher education in democracies, towards open and equitable societies.

      Most Recent Publication: Shaun R. Harper, Colin D. Williams Jr., David L. Perez II, and Demetri L. Morgan. (2012). "His Experience”: Toward a Phenomenological Understanding of Academic Capital Formation among Black and Latino Male Students. Expanding postsecondary opportunity for underrepresented students: Theory and practice of academic capital formation. Eds. R. Winkle-Wagner, P. J. Bowman, & E. P. St. John. Brooklyn, NY: AMS Press. 65-87.

    • February 2015


      February 2015

      Laura M. Harrison, Ph.D ([email protected])
      Assistant Professor, Ohio University
      Article in Journal of College and Character:  "How Student Affairs Professionals Learn to Advocate: A Phenomenological Study" 15(3), August 2014 

      JCC Connexions Blog Post

      Resources: The area of higher education and student affairs consists of graduate programs in college student personnel and higher education administration. The primary mission of this area is to prepare people for leadership roles in colleges, universities and other agencies devoted to adult learning. Adult learning occurs not only in traditional institutions of higher education, but also in business and industry, social and government agencies, the military and health care organizations.

      Ohio University Department of Counseling and HIgher Education:  http://www.ohio.edu/education/academic-programs/counseling-and-higher-education/

      Linkedin page: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=13626850&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile_pic

      Most Recent Publication: Harrison, L.M. & Mather, P.  (In Press).  Alternative solutions to higher education’s problems: An appreciative approach to reform.  New York City, NY: Routledge.



      February 2015

      Georgiana L. Martin, Ph.D ([email protected])
      Assistant Professor, The University of Southern Mississippi
      Article in Journal of College and Character:  "Part of the 'Establishment'? Fostering Positive Campus Climates for Student Activists" 15(2), May2014

      JCC Connexions Blog Post

      Resources: The Higher Education/Student Affairs programs at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) prepare graduate students for professional careers in higher education and student affairs. The Research Initiative on Social Justice & Equity (RISE), housed at USM, is an interdisciplinary research team and community of faculty, staff, and students committed to critical inquiry on systemic inequalities and to making real efforts toward equity in Mississippi and beyond.

      University of Southern Mississippi-Department of Educational Studies & Research:  http://www.usm.edu/higher-education-research-statistics
      Research Initiative on Social Justice in Education (RISE): http://usm-rise.weebly.com

      Most Recent Publications: Martin, G. L. (in press). “Always in My Face”: An exploration of social class consciousness, salience, and values. Journal of College Student Development. [Expected Middle 2015]

      Lane, F., Martin, G. L., & Henson, R. (in press). Examining differences in traditional, transfer, and online college student attachment to their university. Journal of College Student Development. [Expected Late 2015]



      February 2015

      Christopher Broadhurst, Ph.D ([email protected])
      Assistant Professor, University of New Orleans
      Article in Journal of College and Character:  "'Part of the 'Establishment'? Fostering Positive Campus Climates for Student Activists" 15(2), May2014

      JCC Connexions Blog Post

      Resources: