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October 2014 - present
National Study of LGBTQ Student Success
- Principal Investigators: Dr. Kristen Renn, Michigan State University & Dr. Michael Woodford, Wilfrid Laurier University
October 2014 - present
Multicultural Initiatives Research Team
- Research Team Member
- Principal Investigator: Dr. Sherry Watt, University of Iowa
August 2014 - present
- Research Assistant
- EPLS 5247 - Multiculturalism in Higher Education EPLS 6301 - Master’s Professional Seminar I EPLS 6273 - The College Student (doctoral level) EPLS 2098 - The Student Affairs Profession (online) EPLS 6303 – Master’s Professional Seminar III
This exploratory qualitative study uses data from 248 asexual college students to explore their perceptions of asexuality as part of the LGBTQ community. The findings identify three themes in students’ reflections: identity terminology, perceptions of community, and navigating complex identities. Across the themes differences emerged among the resp...
In this grounded theory study I examined asexual college students’ identity development within collegiate environments. Asexual students’ experiences provided the emergent pathways for understanding their processes of identifying within the asexual spectrum. The resulting theory was constructed from and rooted in asexual students’ stories and their...
Queer college students experience microaggressions and macro-aggressive behaviors that may diminish positive effects of on-campus housing. This longitudinal, qualitative study examined the narratives of 12 queer college students and their experiences living on campus toward understanding the ways queer college students navigate their required on-ca...
This qualitative study examined the experiences of 14 LGBTQ+ college students in healthy intimate relationships with a focus on the ways that students give and receive affection with their partners. Framed through a consideration of "love languages'' this study challenges and extends what have become socially normative strategies of demonstrating a...
This exploratory qualitative study focused on understanding the work‐life experiences of academic parents during the COVID‐19 pandemic. We provide multiple theoretical and policy implications to engage during and beyond the pandemic while ending with a challenge: how can the lessons learned from the pandemic inform the development of more equitable...
The present study describes the development and validation of an instrument to measure defensive reactions individuals display in difficult dialogues while exploring privileged identities and interacting across difference. The increased focus on difficult dialogues when exploring privileged social identities in educational environments points to a...
Early College High Schools (ECHSs) represent a unique approach for educating minoritized students. As a hybrid, joining a traditional high school with a college or university, the central mission of ECHSs is to provide academic support and resources for students’ high school completion and substantial college credit. The success of the ECHS model a...
This grounded theory study examined asexual college students’ identity development within collegiate environments. Asexual students’ experiences provided the emergent pathways for understanding these students’ processes of identifying within the asexual spectrum. The resulting theory was constructed from and rooted in asexual students’ stories and...
What’s Next for Student Veterans? Moving from Transition to Academic Success: DiRamio, D. (Ed.). (2017). What’s next for student veterans? Moving from transition to academic success. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First Year Experience and Students in Transition. 219 pp. ISBN: 978-1-942072-10-2 (paperback) $30.00.
Background While it may appear that university leaders’ public advocacy is somewhat punctuated in today's political environment, campuses have long been symbolic epicenters of civic discourse about contentious social issues in the United States. Scholarly discourse about university leaders’ advocacy has centered on when or how leaders have chosen t...