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Barbara Frances Tobolowsky

[Barbara F Tobolowsky]

Associate Professor, Educational Leadership
Last Updated: April 14, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
College transitions of unique student populations, including dual credit, transfer, foster youth alumni, sophomores, and first-generation students.

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Qualitative Research, Writing the Literature Review, Comparative Education

Biography

Biography

Dr. Barbara Tobolowsky is an associate professor at the University of Texas at Arlington in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies department and received her Ph.D. from UCLA in Higher Education and Organizational Change in 2001. She is a qualitative researcher whose work focuses on the college transitions of unique student populations, including dual credit, transfer, and first-generation students. Her research on dual credit students culminated in the publication of the monograph, On the Fast Track: Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges of Dual Credit (ASHE Higher Education Report, 2016), as well as an article, “(Un)Intended consequences: The first-year college experience of students with dual credits” (Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2016), co-written with Taryn Ozuna Allen. Most recently, she co-wrote an article entitled, “Stops, Starts, and Detours: Transfer Students’ College Choice Process” (Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018). In addition, she co-edited the book, Anti-Intellectual Representations of American Colleges and Universities: Fictional Higher Education (Palgrave MacMillan, 2017), and Helping Sophomores Succeed: Understanding and Improving the Second-Year Experience (Jossey-Bass, 2010). She has also published articles in The Journal of Higher Education, The Journal of College Student Retention, and The College Student Affairs Journal among others.

Education

Education

    • 2001 PhD in Higher Education and Organizational Change
      University of California Los Angeles
    • 1998 MA in Education
      University of California Los Angeles
    • 1979 MA in Film History and Criticism
      Northwestern University
    • 1976 BS in Speech Communication
      University of Texas at Austin

Appointments

Appointments

    • 2015 to Present Associate Professor
      Education Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2009 to 2015 Assistant Professor
      Education Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2009 to 2009 Associate Professor (Clinical)
      University of South Carolina, Columbia, Educational Leadership & Policies
    • 2002 to 2009 Associate Director
      National Resource Center for the First-Year, Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina – Columbia
    • 2005 to 2005 Instructor
      Educational Leadership & Policies, University of South Carolina, Columbia
    • 2004 to 2004 Adjunct Professor
      Educational Leadership & Policies, University of South Carolina, Columbia
    • 2002 to 2002 Lecturer
      Education minor, University of California, Los Angeles
    • 2001 to 2002 Post-Doctoral Researcher, Assistant to the Chair
      UCLA, Department of Education
    • 2001 to 2001 Graduate Research Assistant, Assistant to the Chair
      UCLA, School of Education
    • 2001 to 2001 Lecturer
      Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California
    • 1999 to 2001 Graduate Research Assistant
      UCLA, School of Education
    • 2000 to 2000 Researcher
      University of Southern California, Norman Lear Center
    • 1999 to 2000 Teaching Assistant, Qualitative Research
      College of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1998 to 1999 Research Associate
      UCLA, School of Education
    • 1998 to 1998 Research Associate
      UCLA, School of Education

Memberships

    • 1999 to Present Association for the Study of Higher Education
      Served on the ASHE Higher Education Report Series Board
      Primary organization for higher education researchers.

Awards and Honors

    • Dec  2019 Academy of Distinguished Teachers sponsored by UTA
    • May  2019 Professor of the Year sponsored by Arlington Sunrise Rotary
    •  2018 UTA President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Award nominee sponsored by UTA
    •  2017 College of Education Award for Excellence in Teaching sponsored by UTA
    •  2016 UTA Outstanding Academic Advisor Award nominee sponsored by UTA
    •  2016 UTA President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Award nominee sponsored by UTA
    •  2015 UTA President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching semi-finalist sponsored by College of Education, UTA
    •  2014 UTA Doctoral Student Mentoring Award finalist sponsored by College of Education and Health Professions , UTA
    •  2013 Recognized Professor sponsored by Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, UTA
    •  2009 Outstanding Faculty Member sponsored by Student Personnel Association (SPA), University of South Carolina, Columbia
    •  2007 Outstanding Faculty Member sponsored by Student Personnel Association (SPA), University of South Carolina, Columbia
    •  2005 Outstanding Faculty Member finalist sponsored by Student Personnel Association (SPA), University of South Carolina, Columbia
    •  1999 Passed Doctoral Qualifying Exams with Honors sponsored by Higher Education and Organizational Change, University of California, Los Angeles
    •  1999 Philip Neil Clark Memorial Award sponsored by UCLA Graduate School of Education, Award given for academic excellence and outstanding service

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Jan 2020 to Dec 2023 Unpacking the Effects of Dual Credit Coursework on College Opportunity and Equity: A Mixed-Methods Comparative Study of Different Course Delivery Contexts sponsored by  -  $155236
      Barbara Tobolowsky (Funded)
    • Oct 2011 to Aug 2013 Linking Institutional Policy to Student Success: A Pilot Study sponsored by  -  $9000
      Barbara Tobolowsky (Funded)

Publications


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      • Journal Article
        STEM success for all? High School teachers’ perceptions and practice of culturally relevant education in science and math classes.
        [Tobolowsky, Barbara, Tobolowsky, Barbara]. The Urban Review. Submitted.

      2020
      • Bridging the cultural gap: Relationships between programmatic offerings and first-generation student benchmarks
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Cox, BE, Chunoo, VS]. Journal of College Student Retention. . 22(2), 273-297. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1521025117742377

      2019
      2018
      • The role of faculty in sophomore success
        Sophomore Success: Making the Most of the Second Year
        [Schreiner, Laurie, Tobolowsky, BarbaraF].(183), 59-70. Hoboken, NJ: "John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ".

      2017
      • Anti-Intellectual Representations of American Colleges and Universities: Fictional Higher Education
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Reynolds, pj]. "New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan.".
      • Anti-intellectualism and the faculty: Representations of the prime-time Professoriate.
        Anti-Inellectual Representations of American Colleges and Universities: Fictional Higher Education
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF]. 161-178. New York, NY: "In B. F. Tobolowsky & P. J. Reynolds (Eds.) Anti-Intellectual Representations of American Colleges and Universities: Fictional Higher Education. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan".
      • Concluding thoughts on Representations of Higher Education: Anti-Intellectualism and other themes
        Anti-Inellectual Representations of American Colleges and Universities: Fictional Higher Education
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Reynolds, PJ]. 179-198. New York, NY: "Palgrave Macmillan".
      • Cultivating anti-intellectualism in the fictional university. In B.F. Tobolowsky & P. J. Reynolds (Eds.)
        Anti-Intellectual Representations of American Colleges and Universities: Fictional Higher Education.
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF]. New York, NY: "Palgrave Macmillan".
      • The 7 worst academics in popular culture
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, De Bruin-Mole, M]. "Angels and apes: Monsters, mashups, and popular culture. Retrieved from: angelsandapes.com/7-worse-academics-popular-culture".
      • Image and reality: Popular culture portrayals ‘devalue academia’ Times Higher Education.
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Reisz, M]. "Retrieved from: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/image-and-reality-popular-culture-portrayals-devalue-academia".
      • Information professionals in an era of disruption: What next?
        [Herther, Nancy]. onlineresearcher.net.
        onlineresearcher.net
      • Cultivating anti-intellectualism in the fictional university
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF]. "In B.F. Tobolowsky & P. J. Reynolds (Eds.) Anti-Intellectual Representations of American Colleges and Universities: Fictional Higher Education. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan.".
      • Lip service or actionable insights? Linking student experiences to institutional assessment and data-driven decision making in higher education
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Luczyk, S, Cox, BE, Reason, RD, Brower, RL, Patterson, S, Roberts, K]. The Journal of Higher Education, 88(6), 835-862.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00221546.2016.1272320. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00221546.2016.1272320
      • Living on the edge: The postsecondary journey of foster care alumni.
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Madden, EE, Scannapieco, M]. College Student Affairs Journal 35 (1), 86-100. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/csj.2017.0007
      • The Anti-Intellectual University
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF]. UTA Inquiry: The Research Magazine for The University of Texas at Arlington..

      2016
      • (Un)Intended Consequences: The First Year College Experience of Female Students with Dual Credits
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Allen, TarynOzuna]. Journal of The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. 28(1), 27-47. Columbia, SC: "National Resource Center for The First-year Experience and Students in Transition".
      • On the Fast Track: Understanding the opportunities and challenges of dual credit. (ASHE Higher Education Report).
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Allen, TarynOzuna]. 42(3), 7-105. San Francisco, CA: "Jossey-Bass". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aehe.20069

      2015
      • Foundations for Critical Thinking.
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Bers, T, Chun, M, Daly, WT, Harrington, C]. Columbia, SC: "University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. ".
      • Theoretical foundations for critical thinking
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF]. 31-48. Columbia, SC: "In T. Bers, M., Chun, W. T. Daly, C. Harrington, B. F. Tobolowsky, & Associates. Foundations for Critical Thinking (pp. 31- 48). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. ".

      2014
      • Paths to learning: Teaching for engagement in college
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF]. Columbia, SC: "University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. ".
      • Paths of Learning: An introduction
        Paths of Learning: Teaching for engagement in college.
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF]. 1-10. Columbia, SC: "University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.".
      • Summary and Conclusion
        Paths of Learning: Teaching for Engagement in College
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF]. 153-158. Columbia, SC: " University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. ".
      • Opposing forces: An organizational view of transfer policies and practices
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, McClellan, R, Cox, BE]. College Student Affairs Journal, 32 (1), 67–79.. 32(1), 67-79.
      • Selling college: A longitudinal study of American college football bowl game public service announcements
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Lowery, JW]. Journal of Marketing in Higher Education. 24(1), 75-98. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08841241.2014.911790

      2012
      • Old, boring, White, and mean: How professors appear on the small screen
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Rogers, J]. "The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from https://chronicle.com/article/Old-Boring-WhiteMean-/135730".
      • Linking institutional policies to student success: Initial results from a five-year state pilot study.
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Cox, BE, Reason, RD, Underwood, RB, Luczyk, S, Nix, S, Dean, J]. Tallahassee, FL: Florida State University’s Center for Higher Education Research, Teaching, and Innovation. Retrieved from http://cherti.fsu.edu/LIPSS/.

      2010
      • Designing and implementing new initiatives for sophomores
        Helping Sophomores Succeed: Understanding and Improving the second-year experience
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Tetley, J, Chan, E, ]. 217-233. San Francisco, CA: " Jossey-Bass".
      • Introduction
        Helping Sophomores Succeed: Understanding and Improving the Second-Year Experience
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Gardner, JN, Pattengale, J, Hunter, MS]. 1-10. San Francisco, CA: " Jossey-Bass".
      • Recommendations
        Helping Sophomores Succeed
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Hunter, MS, Gardner, JN, ]. 248-256. San Francisco, CA: "Jossey-Bass".
      • Helping sophomores succeed: Understanding and improving the second-year experience
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Hunter, MS, Gardner, JN, ]. "San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass".

      2008
      • Sophomores in transition: The forgotten year
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF]. "In B. O. Barefoot (Ed.), The first year and beyond: Rethinking the challenge of collegiate transitions (New Directions in Higher Education, no. 144, pp. 59–67). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.".
      • Shedding light on sophomores: An exploration of the second year of college
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, , ]. "NASPA Journal 45 (3), 447–451".
      • The 2006 national survey on first-year seminars: Continuing innovations in the collegiate curriculum
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Griffin, A, Romm, J]. "Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. ".

      2007
      • Findings from the 2005 national survey on sophomore-year initiatives
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Cox, BE]. "In Shedding light on sophomores: An exploration of the second college year (Monograph No. 47, pp.13–30). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition".
      • Learning from the Best: Recommendations for
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Cox, BE]. "In Shedding light on sophomores: An exploration of the second college year (Monograph No. 47, pp. 95–100). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. ".
      • Shattering barriers: Affirming diversity in higher education
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Rendon, LI, Lee, WY, Clark-Castillo, E, ]. "Education Policy and Practice Perspectives, (Policy Brief No. 3). Ames, IA: Iowa State University, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. ".
      • Thinking visually: Using visual media in the college
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF]. "About Campus, 12 (1), 21–24.".
      • Shedding light on sophomores: An exploration of the second college year
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Cox, B`E]. "Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition".

      2006
      • Beyond Demographics: Understanding the College Experience Through Television
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF]. "In F. S. Laanan & J. H. Schuh (Eds.), Understanding students in transition: Trends and issues (New Directions for Student Services, no. 114, pp.17–26). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.".
      • Rebekah Nathan. My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student
        [Tobolowsky, Barbara].
      • The Chronicle of Higher Education.
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Woo, S]. "Retrieved from https://chronicle.com/article/The-selling-of-college-during/119567".
      • Commercializing college: An analysis of college representations during bowl games
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Lowery, JW]. International Journal of Educational Advancement, 6 (3), 232–242.. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.ijea.2150018

      2005
      • Exploring the evidence: Reporting research on first-year seminars, Volume III
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Cox, BF, Wagner, MT]. "Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.".
      • The 2003 national survey on first-year seminars: Continuing innovations in the collegiate curriculum
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Mamrick, M, Cox, BE1]. "Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. ".

      2002
      • College rankings
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF]. "In J. W. Guthrie et al. (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Education (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Macmillan. Retrieved from http://education.stateuniversity.com/pages/1857/College-Rankings.html".

      2000
      • Media relations at Community Colleges
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF]. "In C.T. Daniel & J.H. Hastings (Eds.), Building successful relationships between community colleges and the media (New Directions for Community Colleges, no. 110, pp. 79–86). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ".
      • Cal grants: Opening the doors to college
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF]. "Britannica.com education web site (no longer accessible). ".
      • African American and Latino/a conceptualizations of the role and value of community colleges: Results from a study of high school students and counselors
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Outcalt, C, McDonough, PM, ]. Academic Exchange Quarterly: The Many Faces of the Community College, 102–113..
        https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ677362

      1998
      • Improving transfer and articulation policies
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF]. "ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges Digest (pp. 1–6). Retrieved from http://www.eric.ed/gov/PDFS/ED416934.pdf".
      • Review of book Pierre Bourdieu and Cultural Theory: Critical investigation, by B. Fowle
        [Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, McDonough, PM]. Sociological Review Online, 3,(1)..

Presentations

    •  2018
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "The Theory and Reality of Transfer Choice ". ( , 2018).
    •  2017
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Bers, Trudy , "Understanding the College Choice Process for Transfer Students ". ( , 2017).
    •  2017
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "• Stops, Starts, and Detours: Transfer Students’ College Choice Process ". ( , 2017).
    •  2016
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Scannapieco , Maria , Madden , Elissa , "Postsecondary Journeys of Foster Youth Alumni". ( , 2016).
    •  2015
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Madden , Elissa , Scannapieco, Maria , "Postsecondary journeys of foster youth alumni". ( , 2015).
    •  2015
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Allen, TarynOzuna, "The First-Year Transition of Dual Credit Students". ( , 2015).
    •  2015
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Allen, TarynOzuna, "• A Different Kind of Transfer Student: The First-Year University Experience of Dual Credit Students". ( , 2015).
    •  2015
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "• Academics and anti-intellectualism: Representations of the U.S. primetime professoriate ". ( , 2015).
    •  2015
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Madden , Elissa , Scannapieco, Maria , "• Living on the Edge: The Postsecondary Journeys of Foster Youth Alumni". ( , 2015).
    •  2014
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Kinzie, Jillian , Kanagala, Vijay, Schreiner , Laurie, "Paths to Learning: Teaching for Engagement in College". ( , 2014).
    •  2014
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Amaro-Jimenez, Carla, Allen, TarynOzuna, Novoselsky, Jennifer , "• Capitalizing on First-Generation College Students’ Experiences: Lessons Learned and ". ( , 2014).
    •  2014
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "• Communicating Community College: The Representation of Community College in Film and Television". ( , 2014).
    •  2014
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Cox, Brad , Reason, Robert, "• Linking Institutional Policies to Student Success: Evidence from 57 Institutions". ( , 2014).
    •  2014
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "• Linking Institutional Policy to First-Generation Students Success". ( , 2014).
    •  2013
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "Representations of College in College Bowl PSAs". ( , 2013).
    •  2013
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Cox, Brad , Reason, Robert, "• From Research Findings to Institutional Policies: How 57 Institutions Implement Research-Supported Policies and Practices Facilitating First-Year Student Success". ( , 2013).
    •  2012
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "Power of Striving on Transfer Policies and Approaches". ( , 2012).
    •  2012
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Lowery, John, "• Selling College: The Iconography of College Life in Bowl Games PSAs". ( , 2012).
    •  2012
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "• The Primetime Professoriate: Representations of Faculty on Television". ( , 2012).
    •  2011
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "Transfer Student Portrait". ( , 2011).
    •  2011
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "Why Sophomores? How They Are Different? ". ( , 2011).
    •  2011
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, McClellan, Rhonda , Cox, Brad, "• The Segmented Assimilation of Transfer Students: An Organizational View". ( , 2011).
    •  2010
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Pattengale, Jerry , Gahagan, Jimmie, Evenbeck, Scott, Hunter, Stuart , Gardner, John , Schreiner, Laurie, "The Second-Year Experience: Helping Sophomores Succeed". ( , 2010).
    •  2009
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "Qualitative Research ". ( , 2009).
    •  2009
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "The ABCs of Conducting Research on the First Year of College". ( , 2009).
    •  2008
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Gahagan , Jimmie, Tetley, Julie Stockenberg , "• The Sophomore-Year Transition: Approaches for Enhancing the Experience of Second-Year Students". ( , 2008).
    •  2007
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "Conducting Research on the First Year of College". ( , 2007).
    •  2007
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "The ABCs of Conducting Research on the First Year of College". ( , 2007).
    •  2007
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Serven, Stephanie , Cox, Brad, "• Sophomore-Year Initiatives: An Institutional Overview and Institutional Examples". ( , 2007).
    •  2007
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Cox, Brad , "• The Perceived Needs of Transfer Students: An Institutional Perspective". ( , 2007).
    •  2007
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "• The Second-Year Experience: Examining Theory, Research, and Best Practices". ( , 2007).
    •  2006
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "The ABCs of Conducting Research on the First Year of College". ( , 2006).
    •  2006
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Cox, Brad , Serven , Stephanie, "• Serving Sophomores: A National Study of Initiatives for Second-Year College Students". ( , 2006).
    •  2005
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "Integration of Learning as a Collegiate Outcome". ( , 2005).
    •  2005
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Lowery, John , "• Commercializing College: An Analysis of College Representations During Bowl Games". ( , 2005).
    •  2004
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "Mediating Expectations". ( , 2004).
    •  2004
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "• Lessons from the Living Room: The Influence of Television on Underrepresented Students’ ". ( , 2004).
    •  2003
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "The Influence of Media on Underrepresented Students". ( , 2003).
    •  2003
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "• The Influence of Media on the Academic Expectations of Underrepresented Students". ( , 2003).
    •  2003
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "• The Influence of Prime-Time Television on the College Expectations of Underrepresented ". ( , 2003).
    •  2002
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "• Lessons from the Living Room: The Prime-Time Portrait of Academe". ( , 2002).
    •  2002
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "• The Influence of Television on the College Aspirations and Expectations of Underrepresented ". ( , 2002).
    •  2001
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "• The Influence of Television on the College Aspirations and Expectations of Underrepresented ". ( , 2001).
    •  2000
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "Parent Involvement Project Research,". ( , 2000).
    •  2000
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Outcalt, Charles , "• African-American Conceptualizations of Historically Black Colleges and Universities". ( , 2000).
    •  2000
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "• Bullies, Buffoons, and Sleazeballs: The Representation of Faculty on Prime-Time Television. ". ( , 2000).
    •  2000
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, "• The Professoriate in Prime-Time Television: Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde? ". ( , 2000).
    •  1999
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, , "Higher Education in the Age of Assessment ". ( , 1999).
    •  1999
      Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Outcalt, Charles , "• African American and Latino/a Conceptualizations of the Role and the Value of Community ". ( , 1999).

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Courtney Matthews, (College of Education)
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Shari Sweet, (College of Education)
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Kristin Compton, (College of Education)
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Heather Snow, (Educational Leadership)
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Shalun Collins, She is working on her proposal. (Educational Leadership)
      Young Caregivers and the College Choice Process
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Catherine Abouzar, (Educational Leadership)
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Coletha Johnson, (Educational Leadership)
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Ben Jones, (Educational Leadership)
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Jennifer Sutton, (Educational Leadership)
      The Hispanic Student Experience at Highly Selective Universities
    • Aug 2020
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Sharron Crear, (Social Work)
      “Swimming upstream to achieve the dream”:A descriptive phenomenological of the postsecondary experiences of foster care alumni
    • May 2020
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Delcenia Collins, (Educational Leadership)
      New Student Affairs Professionals’ Experiences Handling Students in Distress
    • 2019
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Melissa Thompson, (Educational Leadership)
      Community College Stigmatization: Perceptions of Vertical Community College Students at One University
    • 2019
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Wendy Brower, (College of Education)
      Predictors and probabilities of juvenile delinquency in the public school arena: A case study
    • Aug 2019
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Veronica Davis, (Educational Leadership)
      Ethical decision-makers: How Student Affairs staff make moral choices in the face of sexual assault on campus
    • Apr 2019
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Melissa Brown, Anticipated graduation date spring 2019 (Educational Leadership)
      Black Students’ Perceptions of Campus Climate at a Racially Mixed Institution
    • 2018
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Aleisha Reid, (Educational Leadership)
      The Professional Development Process: A Glimpse into Teachers’ Perspectives
    • 2018
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Stephanie Boyce, (Educational Leadership)
      Opening Doors for Students of Color: High School Teachers’ Perceptions and Practice of Culturally Relevant Education in Science Classes
    • 2018
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Christian Rewoldt, (Educational Leadership)
      School Psychologists’ Knowledge of the Individuals with Disabilities Act Eligibility Requirements
    • 2018
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Dionel Waters, (Educational Leadership)
      Understanding the transition: Principals’ perceptions of coaching and mentoring during their first year
    • 2018
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Jack Reynolds, (Educational Leadership)
      At the Intersection of Critical Thinking and Economics Education: Exploring Whether Learning Macroeconomics Aids in the Development of Critical Thinking in Undergraduate Students
    • 2018
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Joslyn Krismer, (Educational Leadership)
      Exploring Faculty Beliefs, Experiences, and Interactions with Students in the Context of Campus Carry
    • 2017
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Jennifer Fox, (Educational Leadership)
      Student government elections: The experiences of candidates and their perceptions of political efficacy
    • 2016
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Travis Horton, (Educational Leadership)
      The Power of Community: Building social networks through the AVID college readiness system
    • 2016
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Valayne May, (Educational Leadership)
      Teachers’ perspectives on general education students in Inclusion classes
    • 2016
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Adam Washburn,
      Mentoring Academically At-Risked Students: What Are The Effects?
    • 2016
      Dissertation Committee Member
      J.C. Stoner, (Educational Leadership)
      The relationship between resident assistant burnout, mattering, job satisfaction, and job attrition
    • 2016
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Kendra Nelson, (Educational Leadership)
      The effective practices of outstanding school boards in Texas: A view through the lens of institutional theory
    • 2016
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Stephen Berg,
      An exploration of the relationship between supervision and job satisfaction indicators among residence directors and resident assistants
    • 2015
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Asha Gibson, (Educational Leadership)
      The academic development of African American junior high school students: Exploring the pedagogy and preparation of effective teachers
    • 2015
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Brandon Jones,
      The experiences of high achieving Black male student athletes at predominantly white division I institutions in the South
    • 2015
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Brian English, (Educational Leadership)
      Spirituality and religion among Black men in college: A potential mechanism for achieving student success
    • 2015
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Candace Cooper, (Educational Leadership)
      Students At Risk: The Impact of Self-Efficacy and Student Expectations on Outcomes
    • 2015
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Courtney Hart, (Educational Leadership)
      A case study approach: The influences of the Texas Accountability Ratings on local practices in a suburban elementary school
    • 2015
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Jennifer Anderson-Baez,
      “This is my last chance”: The voices of at-risk youth
    • 2015
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Rachel Lomax, (Educational Leadership)
      Pathways to STEM occupations: Advanced curriculum and college outreach programs during high school
    • 2015
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Throy Campbell, (Educational Leadership)
      Career mobility in a knowledge-based economy: Pathways of science and engineering
    • 2014
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Demetrus Liggens, (Educational Leadership)
      Do teachers’ backgrounds matter: Examining teachers with low socioeconomic backgrounds’ perceptions of teaching economically disadvantaged students
    • 2014
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Jared Jepson, (Educational Leadership)
      Beyond delay: A qualitative examination of the successful delay of postsecondary enrollment of Latter-day Saint Return Missionaries
    • 2014
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Cynthia Miller, (Educational Leadership)
      The North Texas aerospace manufacturing and aviation industries: An explanatory case study of school-to-work collaborative networks
    • 2014
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Erin Fogelman, (Educational Leadership)
      Successful academic experiences of former AVID Hispanic students in higher education
    • 2014
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Lilly Moreno, (Educational Leadership)
      Response to intervention: An evaluation of an educator’s knowledge and needs
    • 2014
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Thomas Cyprian, (Educational Leadership)
      Teacher self-efficacy in a project-based learning (PBL) classroom
    • 2013
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Isela Russell, (Educational Leadership)
      A qualitative analysis of Mexican-Immigrant Mothers’ Involvement in a high- performing low-income elementary school
    • 2013
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      John Eric Boberg, (Educational Leadership)
      High school principal transformation leadership behaviors and teacher extra effort during educational reform: The mediating role of teacher agency beliefs
    • 2013
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Matt Varnell, (Educational Leadership)
      The effect of tonality and rhythm on memory recall in elementary general education classrooms: A quasi-experimental study
    • 2013
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Lamar Goree, (Educational Leadership)
      Exploring principal Perceptions of characteristics, practices, and programs that influence college readiness for low socioeconomic students in smaller Texas high schools: A Delphi study
    • 2012
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Charles Rowett, (Educational Leadership)
      Exploring College Readiness: The Role of Dual Credit and SES on College Persistence and Student Success
    • 2012
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Diane Bunker, (Educational Leadership)
      eachers’ orientation to teaching and their perceived readiness for 21st century learners
    • 2012
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Holly Bishop, (Educational Leadership)
      Rural Principals’ Perspectives on Social Justice Leadership in Schools
    • 2012
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Steve Bourgeouis, (Educational Leadership)
      Motivation for academically gifted students in Germany and the United States: A phenomenological study

Courses

      • EDAD 6318-001 ADVANCED QUALITATIVE METHODS
        (Course Id: 111483)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6399-008 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • EDAD 6399-108 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • EDAD 6699-008 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111046)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • EDAD 7399-008 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • EDAD 6301-1
        (Course Id: 112517)
        Fall - 2020
      • EDAD 6392-8
        (Course Id: 111044)
        Fall - 2020
      • EDAD 6301-001 INTRO TO K-16 DOCTORAL STUDIES
        (Course Id: 112517 | Exclude Eval: true)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6392-008 SEL TOP K-16 ED POLICY RES
        (Topic: Writing a Literature Review | Course Id: 111044 | Exclude Eval: true)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6392-9
        (Course Id: 111044)
        Spring - 2020
      • EDAD 6392-009 SEL TOP K-16 ED POLICY RES
        (Topic: Study Abroad | Course Id: 111044)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6301-001 INTRO TO K-16 DOCTORAL STUDIES
        (Course Id: 112517)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6318-001 ADVANCED QUALITATIVE METHODS
        (Course Id: 111483)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6301-001 INTRO TO K-16 DOCTORAL STUDIES
        (Course Id: 112517)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6392-008 SEL TOP K-16 ED POLICY RES
        (Topic: Writing a Literature Review | Course Id: 111044)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6318-001 ADVANCED QUALITATIVE METHODS
        (Course Id: 111483)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6301-001 INTRO TO K-16 DOCTORAL STUDIES
        (Course Id: 112517)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6392-008 SEL TOP K-16 ED POLICY RES
        (Topic: Writing a Literature Review | Course Id: 111044)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6318-001 ADVANCED QUALITATIVE METHODS
        (Course Id: 111483)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6392-008 SEL TOP K-16 ED POLICY RES
        (Course Id: 111044)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6301-001 INTRO TO K-16 DOCTORAL STUDIES
        (Course Id: 112517)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6392-008 SEL TOP K-16 ED POLICY RES
        (Topic: Writing a Literature Review | Course Id: 111044)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 5350-001 AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENT
        (Course Id: 101397)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6301-001 INTRO TO K-16 DOCTORAL STUDIES
        (Course Id: 112517)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6392-008 SEL TOP K-16 ED POLICY RES
        (Topic: Writing a Literature Review | Course Id: 111044)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6318-001 ADVANCED QUALITATIVE METHODS
        (Course Id: 111483)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 5350-001 AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENT
        (Course Id: 101397)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6392-009 SEL TOP K-16 ED POLICY RES
        (Topic: Program Planning | Course Id: 111044)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6318-001 ADVANCED QUALITATIVE METHODS
        (Course Id: 111483)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6392-008 SEL TOP K-16 ED POLICY RES
        (Course Id: 111044)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EDAD 6392-002 SEL TOP K-16 ED POLICY RES
        (Topic: Writing Proposal | Course Id: 111044 | Exclude Eval: true)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 5350-001 American College Student
        (Course Id: 101397)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6399-008 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EDAD 6699-009 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111046)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EDAD 6385-006 K-16 RESEARCH PRACTICUM II
        (Course Id: 111042)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EDAD 6385-008 K-16 RESEARCH PRACTICUM II
        (Course Id: 111042)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EDAD 6699-006 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111046)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EDAD 6399-007 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EDAD 6699-007 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111046)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EDAD 6318-005 ADVANCED QUALITATIVE METHODS
        (Course Id: 111483)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2012
      • EDAD 6399-007 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2012
      • EDAD 6699-007 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111046)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2012
      • EDAD 6392-001 SEL TOP K-16 ED POLICY RES
        (Topic: Writing Literature Reviews | Course Id: 111044)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2012
      • EDAD 5350-001 American College Student
        (Course Id: 101397)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EDAD 6399-008 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EDAD 6699-008 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111046)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EDAD 6335-001 K-16 ACCOUNTABILITY POLICY RES
        (Course Id: 111037)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EDAD 6390-005 SEL TOP K-16 ED LDRSHP RES
        (Course Id: 111043)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EDAD 6399-007 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EDAD 6699-007 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111046)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EDAD 5322-001 ED RES & EVAL
        (Course Id: 101392)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EDAD 6318-001 ADVANCED QUALITATIVE METHODS
        (Course Id: 111483)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2011
      • EDAD 6399-007 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2011
      • EDAD 5390-001 SELECTED TOPICS
        (Topic: Higher Education Curriculum | Course Id: 101415)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2011
      • EDAD 6399-008 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EDAD 6699-003 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111046)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EDAD 5353-001 HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE
        (Course Id: 111231)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EDAD 6392-001 SEL TOP K-16 ED POLICY RES
        (Topic: A Research Apprenticeship | Course Id: 111044)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EDAD 6399-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EDAD 5322-001 ED RES & EVAL
        (Course Id: 101392)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EDAD 6399-004 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2010
      • EDAD 6350-001 K-16 CURRICULUM LDRSHP RES
        (Course Id: 111039)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2010
      • EDAD 6335-001 K-16 INST EFFECTIVE POLICY RES
        (Course Id: 111037)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2010
      • EDAD 6335-001 K-16 INST EFFECTIVE POLICY RES
        (Course Id: 111037)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EDAD 5390-001 SELECTED TOPICS
        (Topic: Higher Education Curriculum | Course Id: 101415)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EDAD 5353-001 HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE
        (Course Id: 111231)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the University

    • Oct 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      Budget Liaison Committee, faculty Senate
    • Oct 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      Committee of Tenure and Academic Freedom, Faculty Senate
    • Oct 2019 to  Present Chairperson
      Faculty Search
      Lead the search committee for the K-12 Assistant Professor search in ELPS
    • Oct 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      Faculty Senate
      Represent the faculty of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies as well as the College of Education on the Faculty Senate
    • Sept 2019 to  Present Chairperson
      Graduate Studies Committee
    • Oct 2019 to  May 2020 Task Force Member
      Recruitment Committee
    • Sept 2019 to  Mar 2020 Faculty Advisor
      ELPS Research Day
      I supervise and assist student volunteers for ELPS Research Day. This includes organizing, publicizing, planning, and overseeing the event
    • 2018 to  2018 Committee Member
      College Recruitment Committee
    • 2017 to  2018 Committee Member
      College Search Committee for Associate Dean for Education Preparation
    • 2016 to  2018 Committee Member
      College Promotion and Tenure committee
    • 2014 to  2018 Program Coordinator
      Ph.D. Program
    • 2016 to  2017 Committee Member
      Department Search Committee for Department Chair
    • 2016 to  2017 Committee Member
      Search committee for Department chair
    • 2015 to  2017 Committee Member
      College Faculty Awards and Recognition Committee
    • 2015 to  2017 Committee Member
      College Promotion and Tenure Committee
    • 2015 to  2017 Committee Member
      College Research Committee
    • 2015 to  2017 Committee Member
      SACS QEP Development Team
    • 2010 to  2017 Developer and coordinator
      Doctoral Student Awards
    • 2015 to  2016 Committee Member
      College Curriculum Committee
    • 2015 to  2016 Committee Member
      Department Promotion and Tenure committee
    • 2014 to  2016 Committee Member
      Dean’s Cabinet
    • 2015 to  2015 Committee Member
      Dissertation Fellowship Selection Committee
    • 2015 to  2015 Pannel Member
      New Faculty Orientation on Tenure and Promotion
    • 2014 to  2015 Committee Member
      HSI Task Force
    • 2014 to  2015 Committee Member
      Search committee for Department chair
    • 2013 to  2015 Judge for graduate student posters and abstract reviewer
      ACES
    • 2013 to  2015 Committee Member
      COEHP Curriculum Committee
    • 2012 to  2015 Co-faculty sponsor
      Research Day committee
    • 2014 to  2014 Abstract reviewer
      ACES
    • 2014 to  2014 Committee Member
      College C&I Doctoral Planning Committee
    • 2014 to  2014 Committee Member
      College Research Committee
    • 2013 to  2014 Co-Chair
      Comprehensive Exam committee
    • 2013 to  2014 Co-Chair
      Curriculum committee
    • 2013 to  2014 Committee Member
      First-Year Experience Seminar Committee (Chair: Frank Lamas, Vice President for Student Affairs)
    • 2013 to  2014 Committee Member
      Sub-committees for the course design and for assessment
    • 2012 to  2014 Committee Member
      COEHP Student Scholarship Committee (two-year commitment)
    • 2013 to  2013 Presenter
      Dean’s Leadership Advisory Council, Departmental Overview
    • 2012 to  2013 Department representative
      Committee to evaluate the Chair
    • 2012 to  2013 Committee Chair
      Curriculum committee
    • 2011 to  2013 Committee Member
      Success U – Served on faculty panel during first-year students’ orientation (3 years)
    • 2009 to  2013 Committee Member
      Faculty Search Committees for four years
    • 2012 to  2012 Judge for undergraduate research presentation and abstract reviewer
      ACES
    • 2011 to  2012 Committee Chair
      Faculty Peer Review committee
    • 2011 to  2011 Judge for undergraduate posters and abstract reviewer
      ACES
    • 2011 to  2011 Planner, coordinator, and moderator
      Doctoral Proposal Writing Workshop
    • 2010 to  2011 Committee Member
      Dean’s Advisory Committee
    • 2009 to  2011 Committee Member
      Departmental Grievance Committee
    • 2009 to  2010 Committee Member
      The Center for K-16 Education Policy and Research development team
    • 2009 to  2009 Committee Member
      Doctoral and Master’s Curriculum Review committees
    • 2002 to  2009 Committee Member
      Educational Transitions Initiative (ETI)
    • 2008 to  2008 Committee Member
      HESA scholarship committee
    • 2004 to  2006 Committee Member
      Provost Advisory Committee on Women’s Issues
    • 1999 to  2001 Editor and primary contributor
      Higher Education & Organizational Change
    • 1998 to  1999 Student representative
      HEOC admissions committee
    • 1997 to  1998 Student representative
      HEOC faculty meetings

Service to the Profession

    • 2009 to  Present
      Member, Advisory Board (five-year term, extended)
      Institute for the Study of Transfer Students
    • 2017 to  2017
      Proposal reviewer
      AERA conference
    • 2017 to  2017
      Proposal reviewer
      ASHE conference
    • 2016 to  2016
      Reviewer
      Barbara Townsend Dissertation of the Year
    • 2014 to  2015
      Content Expert on the first year of college
      Institute of Education Sciences’ What Works Clearinghouse
    • 2014 to  2014
      Session Chair
      A New Look at an Old but First Step: Admissions Policies and Practices
    • 2014 to  2014
      Reviewer, Institutional Excellence for Students in Transition
      National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience
    • 2011 to  2014
      Member, Advisory Board (four-year term)
      National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience
    • 2010 to  2014
      Proposal reviewer
      ASHE conference
    • 2002 to  2014
      Proposal reviewer
      AERA conference
    • 2010 to  2013
      Proposal Reviewer, Paul P. Fidler Research Grant
      National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience
    • 2012 to  2012
      Co-Facilitator, University of Buffalo site of the New York State Transfer Summit (8 locations total throughout the state)
      Institute for the Study of Transfer Students
    • 2011 to  2011
      Member, Search committee for new Journal Editor
      National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience
    • 2010 to  2011
      Coordinator, Research Grant Award program
      Institute for the Study of Transfer Students
    • 2010 to  2010
      Reviewer, Barbara Townsend Dissertation of the Year
      Institute for the Study of Transfer Students
    • 2010 to  2010
      External reviewer
      Second-year programs
    • 2009 to  2009
      Session Chair
      Degree Aspiration Changes from High School Through College
    • 2008 to  2008
      Reviewer, Research grant applications
      Institute for the Study of Transfer Students

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • 2018 to  2018
      Ad Hoc Reviews
      Sage Publication, Qualitative Research textbook
    • 2016 to  2018
      Editorial Review Board
      Canadian Journal of Higher Education
    • 2016 to  2018
      Editorial Review Board
      The Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
    • 2017 to  2017
      Ad Hoc Reviews
      Journal of Engineering Education (one article)
    • 2016 to  2016
      Ad Hoc Reviews
      Educational Policy (one article)
    • 2013 to  2016
      Editorial Review Board
      ASHE Higher Education Report Series (the second of two three-year terms)
    • 2009 to  2014
      Editorial Review Board
      The Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
    • 2009 to  2013
      Editorial Review Board
      ASHE Higher Education Report Series
    • 2012 to  2012
      Ad Hoc Reviews
      Journal of Higher Education (one article)
    • 2010 to  2011
      Ad Hoc Reviews
      Jossey-Bass Publishers
    • 2009 to  2011
      Ad Hoc Reviews
      The Journal of General Education (two articles)
    • 2005 to  2005
      Ad Hoc Reviews
      Urban Education (one article)