student affairs

I recently had the opportunity to guest host an episode of Higher Ed Live on Emotional Intelligence in Leadership & Social Justice. Joining me as guests were Paige Haber-Curran, co-author of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership; Marilee Bresciani Ludvik, editor of The Neuroscience of Learning and Development; and Mamta Accapadi, Vice President for Student Affairs at Rollins […]

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Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to guest host the Student Affairs Live edition of Higher Ed Live. Thanks to regular host Heather Shea Gasser for inviting me to host while she was out of the country. I invited four folks who I have and continue to learn from on this and many other topics […]

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Paul Brown asked some of us to submit photos of our first year as new professionals with some insights we gained from that experience. I think this was mostly a ruse to post embarassing photos of us. You can view this post on his page along with the others here. Thanks for asking to embarrass […]

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Thanks to Dustin Ramsdell for inviting Jody Jessup-Anger and I to discuss sexual violence prevention and response and the ACPA Presidential Task Force’s monograph Beyond Compliance. It was a great conversation. We got into some of the real challenges and opportunities in sexual violence prevention in higher education today. Access the podcast here.  

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I just dropped my five year-old daughter off at kindergarten today. Emotional moment for me as a parent. So proud of her but so aware of how vulnerable she is the world. As I was sitting and waiting for her to walk with her classmates to their classroom on their first day, I see a […]

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Last week ACPA release Beyond Compliance: Addressing Sexual Violence in Higher Education. Over the past year, I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of the ACPA Presidential Task Force on Sexual Violence Prevention in Higher Education. The Task Force steering committee was selected from an unprecedented 162 nominations. It was an honor to be […]

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Last week, Tony Doody invited Grant Anderson, Heather Shea Gasser, and me to join him for Higher Ed Live, a regular talk show on issues in higher education. Tony asked us to talk about positive psychology in student affairs leadership. Grant, Heather, and I have presented on this a couple times to standing room only […]

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After eight years, I’ve decided that it is time for me to graduate as Director of Campus Life at Macalester College. It is largely because Macalester has been such a wonderful place for me, that I’ve decided not to pursue opportunities at other institutions. If I wanted to continue working on that similar set of […]

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I have decided that at the end of May it will be time for me to graduate from my experience of being the Director of Campus Life at Macalester College. I feel very much like the students who I have worked with over the past eight years. They arrive feeling in over their heads, get engaged with […]

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I read mostly by listening via my audible account. It allows me to be engaged and learning while working out, commuting, or passing time in airports. I’ve written my takes on the books for 2012 and 2013, so here’s the 2014 edition sorted into the following categories; transformational, highly recommended, complicated, and terrible. Transformational Essentialism […]

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