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AIR Forum, May 29-June 2, 2023 View conference program Several current students and graduates joined Professor Karen Webber, AIR President, at the recent AIR Forum in Cleveland, Ohio. Members of the McBee Institute community presented or presided over more than 15 sessions during the four-day conference. Tuesday, May 30 12:00-12:45 First Time at Forum (Networking Session) Meet other newcomers and learn from volunteer leaders who will share…
by Jewel Caruso The American Educational Research Association (AERA) recently released the book, Volatility in State Spending for Higher Education edited by Jennifer A. Delaney. Two McBee faculty members, James C. Hearn and Erik Ness, collaborated with two alumni, Denisa Gándara and Paul Rubin, to write a chapter in this new book, titled “Political Volatility in State Commitment to College Completion Efforts.” This project was a product of the…
by Jewel Caruso Research by three McBee Institute PhD graduates and a former postdoctoral associate is published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. The article, titled "'One of the Weakest Budget Players in the State': State Funding of Higher Education at the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic" is a qualitative study of higher education appropriation decisions in two states. The authors, Denisa Gándara, Meredith S. Billings, Paul G…
by Jewel Caruso Krystal L. Williams, assistant professor at the McBee Institute, co-published an article in the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering with Leonard D. Taylor, associate professor at Auburn University. Their article, "The Black Cultural Student Stem Success Model: A Framework for Black Students' Stem Success Informed by HBCU Environments and Black Educational Logics" explores the Black Cultural…
by Jewel Caruso Ijaz Ahmad, current doctoral student, has a received short-term research grant from the American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) for $3,000. This grant will help fund Ahmad's research related to Pakistan's higher education, titled "Seeing Beyond Control: Assessing the Impact of the 18th Amendment on Pakistan's Higher Education." Ahmad strives to explores how the quality and relevance of higher education in different…
The American Educational Research Association’s Queer Studies Special Interest Group recognized the scholarship of Professor Timothy R. Cain and coauthor Michael S. Hevel (associate dean for research, strategy, and outreach at the University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions) with the SIS’s 2023 article of the year award. The winning article, “The queer student affairs career of Stephen Lenton, 1970-1980,” reflects…
by Jewel Caruso Amy Stich, associate professor, and George Spencer, assistant professor, recently published an article in Research in Higher Education titled “College Choice Revisited: Socioeconomic Differences in College Transfer Destinations Among Four-Year College Entrants.” Stich and Spencer sought to gain more insight into the strategies and effects behind lateral transfer decisions among students  across socioeconomic groups. They…
by Jewel Caruso A research paper co-authored by Amy Stich and Melissa Whatley in 2020 recently appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The new article, titled "Latitudes: To Improve Study-Abroad Rates, College Focus on the Missing Students" by Karin Fischer, discusses the obstacles underrepresented students experience with study abroad opportunities. When the topic of research is brought up, Fischer brings in Whatley and Stich's…
by Jewel Caruso Ben Cecil (PhD 2022) and Justin Jeffery (PhD 2021) co-authored an article recently published in the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Leadership Studies. The paper, "International Student Engagement: Closing Gaps and Internationalizing Student Affairs," was released in the December 2022 issue. International students experience many challenges at US Institutions; such as, language barriers, misunderstandings of their…
by Jewel Caruso Kate Collier (doctoral student), Sondra Barringer (former post doc), and Karley Riffe (alumnus) appear in The International Journal of Higher Education Research. The paper, "University presidents as agents of connection: an exploratory study of elite presidential ties in the United States, 2005-2020," explores how university presidents form relations between their institutions and external organizations. Using data from…

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