The Student Development Transit System Map

I had a lot of fun putting this together!  You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to get the poster visually right while trying to make sure it makes sense conceptually and theoretically.  Too reductionist?  Maybe.  Areas for improvement?  I’m sure.  Let me know how you’d try arranging it in the comments below. BUY this as a poster! Or a greeting card.  Help fund my doctoral dissertation!  The paid version uses a sharper, higher resolution file. For the poster, there are multiple price points, qualities, and sizes….  All proceeds help fund my dissertation…. Read More

Are you developmentally ready for that PhD?

Starting PhD work isn’t something to be taken lightly.  First, there are the logistics: Is it the right time in your career to start a PhD? Do you have the time and money to dedicate to it? What program do you chose? For what purpose?  Are you seeking an executive-type program or a research-focused program? The second set of questions, however, are some that I think are too often overlooked: Are you ready for the rigor and level of thinking required? Are you at a place in your developmental journey to maximize… Read More

Understanding Digital Student Development (Presentation at @NASPA_R1)

I have the pleasure of presenting at the NASPA Region I Annual conference today.  The topic?  How might we re-envision Student Development theory for the digital age.  Below you will find an abbreviated version of my presentation. Some additional resources that might be of interest include: My past posts related to digital identity and identity development in digital/social media contexts. My dissertation research proposal on college students, social media, and the self. An animated video on Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Theory reimagined for social media. A video of my ACPA 2014 PechaKucha title “Digital… Read More