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.