Student Affairs to Host Second Annual Leadership Conference

March 23, 2012 1:23 pm Student Affairs
Dr. Jillian Kinzie

Dr. Jillian Kinzie

Dr. Jillian Kinzie of Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Research will deliver the keynote address at the Division of Student Affairs’ second annual Leadership Conference on Wednesday, March 28, at 10 a.m. in the Lovinger Theatre. This event is free and open to the community.

As the associate director of the Center for Postsecondary Research, Dr. Kinzie oversees the Documenting Effective Educational Practice (DEEP) project. It’s a research initiative to discover how institutions with higher than predicted graduation rates and student engagement scores achieve their notable levels of effectiveness.

She is the co-author of a monograph on theories of teaching and learning, and a Lumina Foundation Monograph Continuity and Change in College Choice: National Policy, Institutional Practices and Student Decision Making. She has also conducted research on women in undergraduate science and retention of underrepresented students. She is co-author of Student Success in College: Creating Conditions that Matter (Jossey-Bass, 2005) and One Size Does Not Fit All: Traditional and Innovative Models of Student Affairs Practice  (Routledge, 2006).

Dr. Kinzie earned her Ph.D. from Indiana University in higher education with a minor in women’s studies. She also served on the faculty of Indiana University and coordinated its master’s program in higher education and student affairs. Her academic interests include the assessment of student engagement, how colleges use data to improve, and the impact of programs and practices designed to support student success, as well as first-year student development, teaching and learning in college, access and equity, and women in underrepresented fields.

Lehman’s Leadership Conference is an initiative of the Division of Student Affairs to better understand and serve its student body. Last year’s conference focused on engaging urban commuter students in leadership. The conference featured eight workshops with topics ranging from leadership identity to time management and achieving wellness as leaders.