From the Coordinator's Desk

March Madness means something special in our field! March brings Campus Visit Days for admitted MA and PhD students, it brings flights and road trips to NASPA and ACPA*, it brings a week-long ‘break’ from the academic calendar (which means a week of ‘catch up’ for many of us). It is easy to feel burned out in the month of March, and I encourage you - our students, faculty, alumni, and campus partners – to create some time to renew your energy. The beginning of daylight saving time is an invitation to reset our own clocks and check-in with our energy levels. Let’s share our light with each other and help one another recharge for a strong finish to this academic year.

This issue of our biannual newsletter is filled with the successes of our cherished community members. I hope you find joy in these updates!

Jodi L Linley, PhD
Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator

*If you will attend ACPA17, please join us for the Iowa Alumni & Friends Reception – Monday, March 27, 6:30-8:00 pm at Max & Erma’s (Big Ten Den, Lower Level)

In This Issue - Winter/Spring 2017

Faculty News
Student Achievements
Alumni Updates

Celebrating HESA Faculty

Mike Paulsen publishes the new 2017 edition of the Handbook

The new 2017 volume of Higher Education: Handbook of Theory & Research was published in late February, 2017. Dr. Michael Paulsen—Series Editor of the annual volumes of the Higher Education: Handbook of Theory & Research—notes that two of the twelve chapters in this year’s volume were authored by HESA faculty: Dr. Cassie Barnhardt (“Philanthropic Foundations’ Social Agendas and the Field of Higher Education”) and Dr. Nick Bowman (w/N. Denson, “Do Diversity Courses Make a Difference? A Critical Examination of College Diversity Coursework and Student Outcomes.”). Professor Paulsen is currently working on volumes 33 and 34 to be published in 2018 and 2019.

Retirement Announcement: Dr. Michael B. Paulsen

Michael Paulsen
MICHAEL B. PAULSEN, Professor of Higher Education & Student Affairs at The University of Iowa, will retire at the end of the 2016-17 academic year—his 41st year as a university professor. Dr. Paulsen did his doctoral work in Higher Education and Economics at The University of Iowa during the 1970s. His first year as a full-time faculty member was in the Department of Economics at Coe College in 1976, after which he was a professor in the Department of Economics and Business at St. Ambrose University. Prior to his eventual return to The University of Iowa in 2004, he was a professor in the Higher Education Graduate Programs at the Universities of Illinois, Alabama and New Orleans.

Professor Paulsen’s scholarly work has focused on the economics and finance of higher education; and teaching, learning and curriculum in higher education. He is Series Editor of the annual volumes of the scholarly book series, Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research. He served for over twenty years on the editorial board of Research in Higher Education and has served for over ten years on the editorial board of College Teaching.

In addition to all his research articles published in an array of professional journals, Professor Paulsen has published a number of books including Economics of Higher Education (w/R. Toutkoushian); The Finance of Higher Education (w/J. Smart); Teaching and Learning in the College Classroom (w/K. Feldman); Taking Teaching Seriously (w/K. Feldman); Applying Economics to Institutional Research (w/R. Toutkoushian); College Choice; and Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research, Volumes 26-32.

In 2010, Dr. Paulsen was ranked in the top 20 of most cited individuals in the core journals of higher education – J. of Higher Educ., Rev. of Higher Educ. & Res. in Higher Educ.--from 2001 to 2006. In 2015, he received the Research Achievement Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education.

“Mostly, I will miss interacting with the great colleagues and students I have been blessed to work with over the years here in Iowa’s HESA program. I will certainly miss teaching and all the rewarding interactions with students that I have enjoyed so much. I plan to ease my way out of my dedication to scholarly inquiry—that has, delightfully, never quite satisfied my indefatigable curiosity—by continuing as Series Editor of the annual volumes of the Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research. Finally, having been born and raised just 30 miles from Iowa City, being an Iowa alumnus, as well as an Iowa faculty member, I will never give up rooting for the Iowa Hawkeyes!”

Welcome to the HESA Faculty: Katharine Broton

Katharine Broton
Katharine Broton is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison graduating in May. She is also a researcher in the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, the nation's first translational research lab focused on issues of college affordability and aimed at improving equitable outcomes in higher education. She studies educational inequalities and her current research focuses on experiences of poverty among college students. Broton's research has appeared in The New York Times and Inside Higher Ed and has been featured on Wisconsin Public Television and American Public Media. Prior to graduate school, Broton worked as an education evaluator for a community-based research organization and with ambitious middle- and high-school students from low-income families as they prepared for college.

Celebrating HESA Student Achievements

Davida Anderson
HESA Doctoral Student Selected for Obermann Institute 2017

Congratulations DaVida L. Anderson, Second Year PhD Student and ACT Scholar! DaVida has a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in African American Studies from Purdue University, and an M.S. in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University. She worked in corporate America for over six years and is Founder/Executive Director of Strong Sister, Silly Sister, Inc. non-profit since 2004. DaVida’s 2017 Obermann Institute initiative will help empower African Americans in Iowa to overcome societal challenges that disrupt their educational attainment.

HESA Doctoral Student Selected for Pascarella Military Veteran Promise Award 2017

Jeremy Williams
Congratulations Jeremy Williams, Second Year PhD Student and graduate assistant for iSERVE! Jeremy holds a B.A. in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine from Bethel University and spent 6+ years working full time in sports medicine. Following a US Army deployment to Kuwait in 2011, Jeremy left healthcare to enter the field of student affairs. He graduated with an M.A. in Leadership in Student Affairs from the University of St. Thomas with the goal of encouraging veterans to enroll in college. As a company commander for an army reserve unit in Des Moines, Jeremy desires to research the tremendous value student veterans bring to college campuses and to help veterans and their families enrich their quality of life through higher education.

The Ernest T. Pascarella Military Veteran Promise Award was created to acknowledge veterans who seek to make civilian-life career contributions through their studies in the University of Iowa College of Education.

HESA Students Present at the 2016 Associate for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

This past fall, a large contingency of HESA faculty, students, and alumni gathered for the 2016 ASHE Conference in Columbus, Ohio, where numerous HESA students presented research papers, posters, and roundtables.

ASHE group

HESA Leaders Facilitate LeaderShape 2017

This January, two HESA PhD students and an alum were among a select group of individuals chosen to participate as faculty members for LeaderShape, a leadership program geared to help emerging student leaders realize their potential. This program encourages UI students to work in small and large group settings and discuss social issues that transcends all areas of study. Most individuals who participate in this program, consider it life changing! Congratulations Abi Aparajithan, Whit France-Kelly, and Erika Christensen!

Leadershape Faculty

Celebrating HESA Alumni

HESA Alumni Updates and Awards

Cara Wiebel (MA, 2013) won the Outstanding New Professional Award through the Commission for Admissions, Orientation, and First Year Experience.

Will Barrett (PhD, 1982) is currently a Professor in the Graduate School of Roi Et Rajabhat University in Roi Et Thailand. There Will teaches Educational Administration, Research, using technology in education, etit, and generally helps younger faculty. Will also conducts workshops on campus and at other campuses. Upon retiring from Indiana State University last year, Will moved to Thailand as the first part of his retirement plan.

Kathi Huebner (MA, 1986) was nominated for and received an Iowa Regents Staff Excellence Award last fall. Promoted to Director of Admissions at the Carver College of Medicine in March 2016. Previously Huebner was a Manager for Admissions and Enrollment Services within the UI system.

Lucy Wall (MA,1988) retired. Prior to retirement, Lucy served as Assistant Dean for MD Admissions, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public.

Valerie Garr (MA, 1995) won the UI Catalyst Award for Distinguished Achievement in Diversity in April 2016.

Tracy Davis (MA, 1992; PhD, 1997) currently serve as an ACPA Senior Scholar. This past year the ACPA Coalition on Men and Masculinities changed the name of their Outstanding Emerging Research Award to the Tracy L. Davis Outstanding Emerging Research Award in recognition of support, mentorship, and guidance of many emerging scholars on issues and topics related to college men and masculinities. Davis also has the following book chapters recently published: Davis, T. & Klobassa, V. (in press). Honoring the face behind the mask: Interrogating masculine performatives as counter-hegemonic practice. In P. L. Eddy & T. Khwaja Problematizing Gender in Higher Education. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Laker, J. & Davis, T. (2016). Unfinished business, dirty laundry, and hope for multicultural campus communities. In G. McClellan & J. Stringer (Eds.), Handbook of Student Affairs Administration (4th Edition). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. and the following refereed journal publication: Foste, Z. & Davis, T. (in press). Am I doing this right?: A Qualitative exploration of how college men make meaning of gendered expectations. Men and Masculinities.

Brandy Swanson (MA, 2007) recently accepted a new position as Advising Coordinator for Training & Development within the Academic Advising Center at Metropolitan State University.

Georgianna Martin (PhD, 2012) is now working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.

Beth Ripperger (MA, 2013) recently accepted a new position at Northwestern University working as a Project Coordinator in the Office of the Provost.

Katie Kidwell (MA, 2013) is currently serving on the Boston Area College Housing Association Steering Board as a co-chair of the annual RA Conference; the NASPA Region 1 Awards Selection Committee Recently took a new position as a Residence Hall Director at Massachusetts College of Art & Design.

Teri Schnelle (MA, 2013) began working as a Co-Instructor for Advanced Practicum in Higher Education & Student Affairs as of Fall 2016.

Sarah Lobb (MA, 2014) was promoted to HR Administrator in the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa. This is a brand-new role which supports the missions of the college through providing strategic human resources services and support the Director of Human Resources by developing and implementing human resources initiatives.

Megan McDowell (MA, 2014) won the CCOM Student Government Outstanding Staff Award 2016 and University of Iowa Diversity Catalyst Seed Grant 2015-2016.

Tevin Robbins (MA, 2015) is now Assistant Director of Student Leadership Programs in UI Tippie College of Business Member of Black Student Success Initiative at UI Member of Hubbard Group Advisory Board.