Faculty and students featured at ASHE annual conference

by Christy Kim   /   Dec 09, 2013

Professors and graduate students flocked to the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) annual conference in November to engage with higher education researchers from around the nation. Participating in hundreds of research and scholarly panels and presentations, symposia, poster presentations, and roundtables featured at this year’s conference, faculty and students explored ideas, problems, and possibilities in the study of higher education.

ASHE Conference

The association promotes collaboration amongst its 2,000 members and others dedicated to higher education as a field of study. ASHE encourages scholarly conversations and debates through conferences, research, and publications. For the past 38 years, the ASHE annual conference has brought together the brightest minds and groups from coast to coast to continue rigorous scholarly approaches to the study of higher education and its practical applications.

The following professors and graduate students presented at the ASHE Annual Conference:

Lorenzo Baber
Assistant professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
“High Hopes and Low Expectations: Exploring Perceptions and Experiences of Community College Faculty in Developmental Education”

Marjorie Dorime-Williams
Graduate student, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Paper: “Institutional Context Differences in the Effects of Sense of Belonging for Black Collegians”

Debra Bragg
Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Symposium: Examining College and Career Readiness: Definitions, Policies, and Implications for Underrepresented Students

Brandon Common
Graduate student, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Chair for Research and/or Scholarly Papers

Jennifer Delaney
Assistant professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Symposium: Decision Making and Graduate School Debt: A Focus on Master’s Students

Jennifer Delaney, assistant professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

Sarah Zehr, graduate student, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Chair and Discussant for Research and/or Scholarly Papers

Raina Dyer-Barr
Graduate student
Paper: “Exploring the Prevalence of a Science Identity among Female Undergraduate Engineers”

Janine Franklin, graduate student, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

Montrischa Williams, graduate student
Paper: “Finding Our Way: A Critical Examination of First Generation African American Women in the Academe”

Denice Ward Hood
Assistant professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Discussant for Research and/or Scholarly Papers

Derek Houston
Graduate student
Chair for Research and/or Scholarly Papers

Casey George-Jackson
IES postdoctoral research fellow, Curriculum and Instruction
Paper: “Saving for College: Examining Differences by Socioeconomic Status”

Rebecca Ginsburg, associate professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

Michael Brawn, Kenneth Davis, Daniel Graves, Orlando Mayorga, Johnny Page, Andra Slater, graduate student
Symposium: Higher Education in an Era of Mass Incarceration: Considerations for Policy, Practice, and the Future of Democracy

Erika Hackman
Graduate student, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Paper: “School-teachers or Faculty? Academic Freedom and Identity Struggles in the Two-Year Colleges”

Natasha Jankowski
Assistant director of NILOA
Paper: “Mapping the Landscape of Learning Outcomes Assessment: An Update from the Field”

Ifeyinwa Onyenekwu
Graduate Student
Chair for Research and/or Scholarly Papers

Yoon Pak, associate professor in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

Xavier Hernandez, graduate student
Symposium: Asian Americans in Higher Education: Charting New Realities

Julia Panke Makela, adjunct assistant professor, Office of Community College Research and Leadership

Collin Ruud, visiting project coordinator, Office of Community College Research and Leadership

Carianne Bishop, visiting project coordinator, Office of Community College Research and Leadership

Debra Bragg, professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Paper: “Reverse Transfer Policies and Practice: Potential Influences on College Completion and Educational Equity”

Jason Taylor
Graduate student, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Paper: “The State of State Dual Credit Policy: Results from a National Study”