Jaclyn Rivard

Jaclyn Rivard
National-Louis University · College of Education

Doctor of Philosophy


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My focus is Higher Education, and my research interests include civic engagement, faculty development, student and faculty mentorship, learning spaces, student success, and equity and inclusion in higher education. Connect with me at jaclynrivard.com.
August 2013 - August 2019
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Field of study
  • Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development- Higher Education
July 2011 - April 2013
Western Michigan University
Field of study
  • Educational Leadership, Research, and Technology- Higher Education and Student Affairs
August 1997 - May 2008
University of Wisconsin - Superior
Field of study
  • Political Science


Publications (2)
Due to the “wicked problem” of the Academy’s resistance to innovation, new teaching and learning programs struggle to become integrated into the fabric of the Academy, which slows the uptake of evidence-based practices. This wicked problem is rooted in the lack of slow, intentional mechanisms for cultural change in the Academy. In this article, we...
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Colleges and universities are paying increasing attention to students’ transition into post-secondary education. As a result, more institutions are supporting freshmen, particularly through structured First-Year Experiences (FYEs). Although low- and moderate-income students are participating in post-secondary education at increasing rates, their pe...