SAHE Faculty Present Educational Sessions at National Student Affairs Conferences

Posted on 3/18/2019 12:26:37 PM

John Mueller, professor in the Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education, co-presented two educational sessions at the 95th annual American College Personnel Association conference in Boston, Massachusetts, March 3–6, 2019.

Mueller and SAHE graduate student Kevin Crawford presented a session titled, “Technology Mediated Helping: Quick Reply or Developmental Opportunity?” Mueller also presented an extended session on “Multicultural Competence in Student Affairs: Advancing Social Justice and Inclusion” with IUP alumna Raechele Pope (’79 and ’81). Mueller also began his term as an ACPA Senior Scholar at this year’s conference.

Also at this year’s ACPA conference, SAHE alumna Windi Sasaki (’04) was inducted as a Diamond Honoree, Class of 2019.

Over on the west coast, Mimi Benjamin, associate professor, and John Wesley Lowery, professor and chair, of the Student Affairs in Higher Education Department presented educational programs at the annual National Association of Student Personnel Administrators conference in Los Angeles, California, March 10–13, 2019.

Benjamin presented a session titled, “Using Pedagogy Inside and Outside the Classroom.” SAHE alumna Jhane Cummings (’18) was a co-presenter for that session. Benjamin also served as a judge for the Graduate Case Study competition and as a discussant for scholarly papers.

Lowery was a member of the 2019 conference planning team and spent the past 18 months planning the annual conference, which concluded a year-long celebration of NASPA’s 100th anniversary and was the third largest in the association’s history. He made several presentations on the history of NASPA and the student affairs field: “A Century of Discord and Debate: Changing Expectations for Graduate Preparation over NASPA’s First 100 Years,” “Deans and Discipline in the Due Process Era,” and “Know the Past: Anticipate the Future.”

ACPA and NASPA are the two leading professional associations for student affairs in higher education, meeting the professional development needs of student affairs practitioners, graduate preparation program faculty, and graduate students across the country and around the world.