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              KRISTEN A. RENN Kris Renn
Email: renn@msu.edu
Phone: 517-353-5979
Office: 620 Farm Lane, 425 Erickson,  East Lansing, MI 48824-1034


Education Refereed Articles Professional Presentations
Experience Books Invited Talks
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  Chapters & Entries Editorships & Editorial Board Service
  Other Publications
  Scholarly Papers Awards and Honors

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 1998.
Concentration: Higher Education.
Dissertation: "Claiming space: The college experience of biracial and multiracial students on predominantly white campuses," supported by an AERA/Spencer Doctoral Research Fellowship and winner of the 1999 NASPA Dissertation of the Year Award.
Ed.M. Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1988.
Concentration: Educational Leadership.
A.B. cum laude Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 1986.
Concentrations: Music and Psychology.

RESEARCH AND TEACHING AREAS

College student learning and development; identity; multicultural and gender issues in higher education; student affairs administration; history of higher education; qualitative research methods; women's higher education institutions in international context.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Professor, Higher, Adult, & Lifelong Education, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. July 2012 to present. Associate Professor 2006-2012. Assistant Professor 2001-2006.
  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Director for Student Success Initiatives, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. August 2013 to present.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Administration & Higher Education, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois. 1999 to 2001.
  • Associate Dean of Student Life, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. December 1998 to July 1999.
  • Consultant in Policy Analysis and Institutional Research, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, Boston, Massachusetts. August 1998 to April 1999.
  • Research Assistant/Teaching Fellow, Higher Education Program, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. September 1995 to May 1998.
  • Higher Education Program Internship Coordinator, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. September 1995 to May 1998.
  • Assistant Dean of Student Life, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. July 1991 to December 1997.
  • Assistant Director of Student Activities, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. August 1989 to June 1991.
  • Assistant Director of Student Activities, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts. July 1988 to July 1989.

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ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS

Renn, K. A., Brazelton, G. B., & Holmes, J. M. (in press). At the margins of internationalization: Trends in publishing on international issues related to college student experiences, development, and learning, 1998-2008. Accepted for publication in Journal of College Student Development.


Renn, K. A. (2012). Complex ecologies of identity, diversity, teaching, and learning. To Improve the Academy, 31, 261-276.


Renn, K. A. (2012) Roles of women’s institutions in international contexts. Higher Education, 64 (2), 177-191.
DOI 10.1007/s10734-011-9486-z  Online First version available here.

Renn, K. A., & Lytle, J. H. (2010). Women student leaders worldwide: Global perspectives on gender, leadership, and student involvement. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice (formerly NASPA Journal), 47 (2), 215-232. DOI 10.2202/1949-6605.6074. Available here.

Renn,  K. A., & Ozaki, C. C. (2010). Psychosocial and leadership identities among leaders of identity-based campus organizations. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 3 (1), 14-26.

Renn, K. A. (2010). LGBT and Queer research in higher education: State and status of the field. Educational Researcher, 39 (2), 132-141.

Torres, V., Jones, S. R., & Renn, K. A. (2009). Identity development theories in student affairs: Origins, current status, and new approaches. Journal of College Student Development, 50 (6), 577-596.

Renn, K. A. (2009). Education policy, politics, and mixed heritage students in the United States. Journal of Social Issues, 65(1), 165-183.

Renn, K. A., & Jessup-Anger, E. R. (2008). Preparing new professionals: Lessons for graduate preparation programs from the National Study of New Professionals in Student Affairs. Journal of College Student Development, 49 (4), 319-335.

Renn, K. A. (2007). LGBT Student Leaders and Queer Activists: Identities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-identified college student leaders and activists. Journal of College Student Development, 48 (3), 311-330.

Renn, K. A., & Hodges, J. P. (2007). The first year on the job: Experiences of new professionals in student affairs. NASPA Journal, 42 (2), 367-391.

Renn, K. A., & Zeligman, D. M. (2005). Learning about technology and student affairs: Outcomes of an online immersion. Journal of College Student Development, 46 (5), 547-555.

Renn, K. A., & Bilodeau, B. L. (2005). Leadership identity development among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender student leaders. NASPA Journal, 42 (5), 342-367.

Renn, K. A., & Bilodeau, B. L. (2005). Queer student leaders: An exploratory case study of identity development and LGBT student involvement at a Midwestern research university. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education , 2 (4), 49-71.

Renn, K. A., & Lunceford, C. J. (2004). Because the numbers matter: Transforming racial and ethnic data collection in postsecondary education to meet the challenges of a changing nation. Educational Policy, 18, 752-783.

Renn, K. A. (2003). Understanding the identities of mixed race college students through a developmental ecology lens. Journal of College Student Development, 44, 383-403.

Renn, K. A., & Arnold, K. D. (2003). Reconceptualizing research on peer culture. Journal of Higher Education, 74, 261-291.

Renn, K. A. (2000). Patterns of situational identity among biracial and multiracial college students. The Review of Higher Education, 23 (4), 399-420.

Renn, K. A. (2000). Teaching lesbian, gay, and bisexual college students. College Teaching, 48 (4), 129-135.

BOOKS and EDITED BOOKS

Renn, K. A. (forthcoming). Women's higher education worldwide. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Renn, K. A., & Reason, R. D. (2012). College students in the United States: Characteristics, experiences, and outcomes. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Evans, N. J., Forney, D. S., Guido, F., Patton, L., & Renn, K. A. (2010). Student development in college: Theory, research, and practice (2nd ed.). San Francisco, Jossey-Bass.

Renn, K. A., & Shang, P. (Eds.). (2008). Biracial and multiracial college students: Theory, research, and best practices in student affairs. New Directions for Student Services, 123. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Renn, K.A (2004). Mixed race college students: The ecology of identity, race, and community on campus. Albany:State University of New York Press.

Renn, K.A., & Hughes, C. (Eds.). (2004). Roads taken: Women in student affairs at mid-career. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Martínez Alemán, A. M., & Renn, K. A. (Eds.). (2002). Women in higher education: An encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

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BOOK REVIEWS

Renn, K. A., & Shelton, L. J. (2013). Review of Stonewall's Legacy: Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender College Students by Susan Marine. NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 6 (2), 251-254.

Renn, K. A., & Grim, J. K. (2013). Review of The lives of transgender people by G. Beemyn & S. Rankin. Journal of College Student Development, 54 (1), 115-117.

Renn, K. A., & Brazelton, G. B. (2012). Review of Learning to speak, learning to listen: How diversity works on campus by S. E. Chase. Social Forces. 

Renn, K. A. (2011). Review of Standing on the outside looking in: Underrepresented students' experiences in advanced degree programs edited by M. F. Howard-Hamilton, C. L. Morelon-Quainoo, S. D. Johnson, R. Winkle-Wagner, & L. Santiague. Journal of College Student Development, 52 (2), 250-251.

Renn, K. A. (2009). Review of Academic cultures: Professional preparation and the teaching life edited by S. P. Murphy. Academe, 95 (5), 61-64.

Renn, K. A., & Beasley, L. (2009). Review of Unfinished agendas: New and continuing gender challenges in higher education edited by J. Glazer-Raymo. Review of Higher Education, 32 (4), 551-552.

Renn, K. A. (2008). Review of The power of privilege: Yale and America’s elite colleges by J. A. Soares. Review of Higher Education, 31 (3), 371-372.

Renn, K. A. (2007). Review of 100 semesters: My adventures as student, professor, and university president, and what I learned along the way, by W. M. Chace. Review of Higher Education, 30 (4), 487-488.

Renn, K. A., & King, K. C. (2006). Review of Student leadership practices inventory, by J. M. Kouzes & B. Z. Posner. NASPA Journal, 43 (4), 203-206.

Renn, K. A., & Allen, A. D. (2006). Review of Faculty service roles and the scholarship of engagement, by K. Ward. Journal of College Student Development, 47 (2), 240-242.

Renn, K. A., & Edwards, W. A. (2005). Review of Transforming a college: The story of a little-known college’s strategic climb to national distinction, by G. Keller. Review of Higher Education, 28(4), 637-638.

Renn, K. A. (2004). Identity and community in the academy: Contested concepts, conflicting precepts (access in html). [Essay review of Identity in democracy by A. Gutmann, Brown: The last discovery of America by R. Rodriguez, Identity and difference in higher education by P. Anderson & J. Williams, and Affiliations: Identity in academic culture by J. R. Di Leo]. Academe, 90 (3), 42-46.

Renn, K. A. (2004). Review of Contradictions in women’s education: Traditionalism, careerism, and community at a single-sex college, by B. J. Banks. Journal of College Student Development, 45 (1), 103-105.

Renn, K. A. (2003). Review of A woman’s education, by J. Ker Conway. About Campus, 8(1), 30-32.

Renn, K. A. (2002). Review of Reinventing ourselves: Interdisciplinary education, collaborative learning, and experimentation in higher education edited by B. L. Smith & J. McCann. Journal of General Education, 51, 228-231.

Arnold, K. D., & Renn, K. A. (1996). Review of Cream of the crop: The impact of elite education in the decade after college by H. Katchadourian & J. Boli. Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 19 (3), 366-372.

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CHAPTERS and ENTRIES IN EDITED VOLUMES

Ozaki, C. C., & Renn, K. A. (forthcoming, due May 2014). Biracial and multiracial students. In S. R. Harper & S. J. Quaye (Eds.), Student engagement in higher education: Theoretical perspectives and practical approaches fro diverse populations (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge.

Renn, K. A. (forthcoming). LGBTQ research in higher education. In the AERA monograph LGBTQ research in education. Washington, DC: AERA.

Renn, K. A. (2012). Creating and re-creating race: The emergence of racial identity as a critical element in psychological, sociological, and ecological perspectives on human development. In C. L. Wijeysinghe & B. W. Jackson, III (Eds.), New perspectives on racial identity development: A theoretical and practical anthology (2nd ed.) (pp. 11-22). New York: NYU Press.

Renn, K. A. (2012). Mixed race Millennials in College: Multiracial students in the age of Obama. In F. A. Bonner, II (Ed.), Diverse Millennial students in college (pp. 227-242). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Renn, K. A. (2011). The persistent role of identity centers in higher education. In P. Magolda and M. B. Baxter Magolda (Eds.), Contested issues in student affairs (pp. 244-254).  Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Renn, K. A., & Bilodeau, B. L. (2011). LGBT identity development theories. In B. J. Bank (Ed.), Gender and higher education (pp. 55-62). Johns Hopkins University Press.

Renn, K. A. (2011). Biracial and multiracial college student development. In M. J. Cuyjet, M. Howard-Hamilton, & D. L. Cooper (Eds.), Multiculturalism on campus: Theory, models, and practices for understanding diversity and creating inclusion (pp. 191-212). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Renn, K. A., & Patton, L. (2010). Campus ecology and environments. In J. D. Schuh, S. R. Jones, & S. L. Harper (Eds.), Student services: A handbook for the profession (5th ed.) (pp. 242-256). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Renn, K. A. (2009). Falling for you: Hubris and the new professional. In S. M. Marshall (Ed.), More stories of inspiration: 51 tales of courage, humor, healing and learning in student affairs (pp. 5-8). Washington, DC: NASPA.

Renn, K. A. (2009). Biracial identity and education. In E. F. Provenzo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the social and cultural foundations of education (pp. 80-81). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Renn, K. A. (2009). Higher education of women. In E. F. Provenzo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the social and cultural foundations of education. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Renn, K. A. (2008). Research on bi- and multiracial identity development: Overview and synthesis. In K. A. Renn & P. Shang (Eds.), Biracial and multiracial college students: Theory, research, and best practices in student affairs. New Directions for Student Services, 123 (pp. 13-21). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Bilodeau, B. L., & Renn, K. A. (2005). Analysis of LGBT identity development models and and implications for practice. In R. L. Sanlo (Ed.), Gender identity and sexual orientation: New Directions for Student Services, 111 (pp. 25-40). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Renn, K. A. (2005). Community and technical colleges. In J. T. Sears (Ed.) Youth, education, and sexualities: An international encyclopedia (pp. 200-203). Westport, CT: Greenwood.

Renn, K. A. (2005). Women’s colleges. In J. T. Sears (Ed.) Youth, education, and sexualities: An international encyclopedia (pp. 892-896). Westport, CT: Greenwood.

McDaniels, M., & Renn, K. A. (2004). Coming together without coming apart: Journeys in the evolution of a dual career couple in higher education. In K. A. Renn & C. Hughes (Eds.). Roads taken: Women in student affairs at mid-career (pp. 65-76). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Renn, K. A. (2004). Alternate routes: Exiting the mainstream student affairs highway [Introduction to the section: Non-traditional careers in and around college student affairs administration]. In K. A. Renn & C. Hughes (Eds.). Roads taken: Women in student affairs at mid-career (pp. 173-180). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Renn, K. A. (2004). Tilting at windmills: The paradox and promise of researching mixed race, with strategies for scholars. In K.R. Wallace (Ed.), Working with mixed heritage students, PreK-12: Connecting development and practice (pp. 3-24). Westport, CT: Greenwood.

Renn, K. A., Dilley, P., & Prentice, M. (2003). Identity research in higher education: Commonalities, differences, and complementarities. In J. C. Smart (Ed.), Higher education: Handbook of theory and research, Vol. XVIII (pp. 191-261). New York: Agathon Press.

Renn, K. A. (2002). Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered people in higher education. In J. J. F. Forest & K. Kinser (Eds.), Higher Education in the United States: An encyclopedia. (pp. 398-401). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Renn, K. A. (2000). Women's colleges. In T. F. Murphy (Ed.), Reader's guide to lesbian and gay studies. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers.

Renn, K. A. (2000). Women's colleges. In B. Zimmerman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of lesbian histories and cultures (2nd ed) (pp. 180-182). New York: Garland.

Renn, K. A. (1998). Invisible outsiders: Lesbian, gay and bisexual students in the college classroom. In R. L. Sanlo (Ed.), Working with lesbian, gay, and bisexual college students (pp. 231-237). Westport, CT: Greenwood.

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OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Renn, K. A. (Ed.)  (2013). Student development theory: Updates. Essay series for ACU-I Bulletin, the bi-monthly magazine of the Association of College Unions – International. (Edited five-essay series for the 2013 volume; wrote one essay.)

McDaniels, M., & Renn, K. A. (2011, October 11). On being a dual-career, same-sex academic couple. Guest blogger for 21stCenturyScholar.org

Renn, K. A., & Hernandez, J. (in press). Section introduction and article selection for forthcoming ASHE Reader on Student Affairs Administration (edited by L. D. Patton Davis & F. Harris).

Renn, K. A., & Franklin-Craft, A. (2011, July). Reflections on the NASPA Melvene D. Hardee Dissertation Award. NASPA Forum

Renn, K. A. (2011, April 18-22). Why Study Women’s Colleges? Invited guest blogger for 21stCenturyScholar.org.

Renn, K. A. (2011, April). Visiting the B.ElEd Program at Lady Shri Ram College. LSR B.ElEd Newsletter, Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi, India.

Renn, K. A., & Brazelton, G. B. (2011, March). Is a “Women’s Center” Necessary in 2011? NASPA NetResults, online newsletter of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Renn, K. A., Jessup-Anger, E. R., & Doyle, S. J. (2008, Fall). Top ten tips for new professionals from the National Study of New Professionals in Student Affairs. The Eighth Vector, newsletter of the ACPA Standing Committee for Graduate Students and New Professionals.

Dirkx, J. M., Renn, K. A., Trinh, L. Q., Nguyen, N. T. H. (2006, Fall). Project-based faculty development: A collaborative project of Can Tho University and Michigan State University. PEN – The Postsecondary Education Network. A publication of AERA-Division J. Locate at: Link to PEN.

Renn, K. A. (2006). Identity and leadership development in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender student organizations. Concepts & Connections: A Publication for Leadership Educators, 14 (1), 1-3. A publication of the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs, University of Maryland.

Renn, K. A., Rehling, J.B., & Vital, M. L. (2005). Using an online immersion to teach and learn about student affairs and technology. Student Affairs Journal Online, 6 (3). Locate at: http://studentaffairs.com/ejournal/summer_2005/UsingOnlineImmersion.html

Renn, K. A. (2003). Out of the closet and into the cabinet: Issues for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender senior student affairs officers. NASPA Leadership Exchange, 1(3), 5-9.

Renn, K. A. (Ed.). (2002, October). Introduced and edited series of essays on LGBT campus issues. NASPA NetResults, online newsletter of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Renn. K. A. (2002). Military assumptions. About Campus 7, (2), 25-27.

Renn, K. A. (1997). Testimony. In N. Manahan (Ed.), On my honor: Lesbians reflect on their scouting experience (pp. 179-192). Northboro, MA: Madwoman.

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SELECTED SCHOLARLY PAPERS

Renn, K. A. (2012, November). The role of women's institutions in providing access to higher education globally. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Las Vegas, NV.

Renn, K. A. (2011, November). Intersectionality as a theoretical perspective for examining faith and race in higher education. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Charlotte, NC.

Renn, K. A. (2011, April). The symbolic role of women's colleges and universities in international perspective. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Renn, K. A., & Becker, B. K. (2010, November). Women's higher education institutions in international contexts. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Indianapolis, IN.

Renn, K. A. (2010, November). Attempting intersectionality in a sectioned world: Research and practice in student development. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Indianapolis, IN.

Renn, K. A. (2009, November). Women’s colleges and universities in international comparative perspective: The case of three institutions in Africa, East Asia, and the Middle East. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Vancouver, BC.

Renn, K. A. (2009, April). LGBT and Queer research in higher education: The state and status of the field. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Reason, R. D., & Renn, K. A. (2008, November). Why quibble over learning and development? Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Jacksonville, FL.

Renn, K. A., & Jessup-Anger, E. R. (2007, November). Learning about graduate preparation curriculum through the experiences of new professionals in student affairs. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Louisville, KY.

Renn, K. A. (2006, November). The changing landscape of research on racial and ethnic identity in higher education. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Anaheim, CA.

Renn, K.A., & Ozaki, C. K. (2005, November). Student leaders in identity-based campus contexts. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA.

Renn, K.A. (2005, November). LGBT leaders or queer activists? Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA.

Renn, K.A. (2005, November). The postmodern paradox: Arguing for categorical equity while arguing against categories. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA.

Renn, K. A., with Bilodeau, B. (2005, April). How involvement in campus activities shapes students’ identities. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Québec, Canada.

Renn, K. A. (2005, April). The accountability paradox in a diverse democracy: Challenging social constructions of gender, sexuality, and race while working to broaden educational access for underrepresented students. Presented in the Presidential Invited Session “Where we stand: Moving forward the conversation on gender, race, and educational accountability in a democracy” at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Québec, Canada.

Renn, K. A., & Zeligman, D. M. (2004, November). Teaching and learning student affairs online. Presented at the 29th meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Kansas City, MO.

Lunceford, C. J., & Renn, K. A. (2004, June). Transforming Postsecondary Education Data on Student Race and Ethnicity to Meet the Challenges of a Changing Nation. Association for Institutional Research Annual Forum, Boston, MA.

Renn, K. A., & Lunceford, C. J. (2004, April). Making Meaningful Comparisons: Transforming Racial/Ethnic Data in Postsecondary Education, Pre- to Post-Directive 15. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Renn, K. A., & Bilodeau, B. (2003, November). Coming out as a leader: The development of leadership identity among lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender students. Presented at the 28th meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Portland, OR.

Renn, K. A. (2003, October). Applying ethno-biographic methods to the study of academic women’s intimate relationships in the Progressive Era. Presented at the AERA Research on Women in Education SIG meeting, Knoxville, TN.

Renn, K. A., & Bilodeau, B. (2002, November). Queer student leaders: A case study of leadership development and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender student involvement. Presented at the 27th meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Sacramento, CA.

Renn, K. A., & Lunceford, C. J. (2002, November). Because the numbers matter: Transforming racial/ethnic reporting data to account for mixed race students in postsecondary education. Presented at the 27th meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Sacramento, CA.

Dilley, P., & Renn, K.A.(2002, April). A model for teaching qualitative research. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Renn, K.A.(2002, April). Studying mixed race identity using an ecology lens. Paper presented in the symposium What do we know about identity? Postmodern approaches to lives in higher education, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Renn, K. A. (2001, November). Reading the hearts of others: Researching the history of academic women's intimate relationships. Paper presented at the 26th meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Richmond, VA.

Renn, K. A., & Arnold, K. D. (2001, March) A new model for researching college peer culture. Paper presented at the American College Personnel Association, Boston, MA.

Renn, K. A. (2000, April). Tilting at windmills: The paradox of researching mixed race. Paper presented in the Division G (Social Context in Education) invited symposium Unmasking the interface: Mixed heritage identity and the politics of inquiry, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Renn, K. A. (2000, April). Applying an ecology model to the study of campus peer culture: The case of bi- and multiracial students. Paper presented in the Division J (Postsecondary Education) invited symposium Researching peer culture in higher education: The next century, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Renn, K. A. (2000, March). Joining the profession: LGBT campus resource center directors as a student affairs specialty. Paper presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Renn, K. A. (1999, April). Space to grow: Creating an ecology model of bi- and multiracial identity development in college students. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Renn, K. A. (1998, November). Check all that apply: The experience of biracial and multiracial college students. Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Miami, FL.

Renn, K. A. (1998, June). The college experience of biracial and multiracial students on predominantly white campuses. Paper presented at the Tenth Annual Ethnographic & Qualitative Research in Education Conference, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

Renn, K. A. (1998, March). Bi/Multiracial students developing identity and community in the postmodern university. Paper presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Renn, K. A. (1997, November). "None of the above": Multiracial students developing identity and community in the postmodern university. Paper presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Region One Conference, Newport, RI.

Renn, K. A. (1997, March). (De)construction work ahead: bi/multiracial college students give meaning to race, identity and community. Paper presented at the University of Pennsylvania Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

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SELECTED PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Renn, K. A. (2013, February). Roads taken (and not): Mapping a scholarly career around diversity and social justice in higher education. Presented in conjunction with Burack Presidential Distinguished Lecture, University of Vermont, Burlington.


Brazelton, G. B., Renn, K. A., & Magolda, P. M. (2012, March). Senior scholar seminar series: Social media and student affairs. Presented at the American College Personnel Association Annual Convention, Louisville, KY.
Renn, K. A. (2010, May). Toward a scholarship of social justice: LGBT research in AERA. Presented in the Presidential Invited Symposium Complex Ecologies of GLBT Issues in Education, AERA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Ozaki, C. K., & Renn, K. A. (2010, March). Preparing leaders for a diverse democracy: Leaders of identity-based student groups. Presented at hte National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Anual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Renn, K. A., & Gasman, Marybeth. (2008, November). Is it double dipping? The ethics of publishing and presenting in higher education research. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Jacksonville, FL.

Renn, K. A., Jessup-Anger, E. R., & Doyle, S. J. (2008, March). Navigating the first year on the job: Findings from the National Study of New Professionals. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Jessup-Anger, E. R., Renn, K. A., & Doyle, S. J. (2008, March). Professionalism with purpose – Advancing inclusion and expertise. Presented at the American College Personnel Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Jessup-Anger, E. R., Renn, K. A., & Doyle, S. J. (2008, March). The highs and lows of professionals with purpose: Results and recommendations from the National Survey of New Professionals in Student Affairs. Presented at the American College Personnel Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Renn, K. A., Jessup-Anger, E. R., & Hodges, J. P. (2007, April). First year on the job: Themes from the National Study of New Professionals in Student Affairs. Presented at the American College Personnel Association/National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Joint Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Bilodeau, B. L., Hermann, J., Renn, K. A., & Rios, T. (2007, April). Life coaching: A new student group advising model for enhancing student success and social justice outcomes. Presented at the American College Personnel Association/National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Joint Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Renn, K. A. (2006, March). Recent research in GLBT issues: LGBT/Queer student leaders and activists. Presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Jessup-Anger, E. R., Enos, P. B., & Renn, K. A. (2006, March). Supervising and mentoring young professionals – Filling the gaps. Presented at the American College Personnel Association Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

Hodges, J. P., Renn, K. A., Paul, R., Maker, R., & Munsey, M. (2006, March). Preparation versus reality: Reflections on being a student affairs practitioner. Presented at the American College Personnel Association Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

Abes, E., Broido, E., Dilley, P., & Renn, K. A. (2005, April). Using queer theory to advance student affairs research and practice. Presented at the American College Personnel Association Annual Convention, Nashville, TN.

Renn, K. A., Rehling, J., Steele, G., & Vital, M. L. (2005, April). Learning about technology and student affairs via an online course immersion. Presented at the American College Personnel Association Annual Convention, Nashville, TN.

Renn, K. A. (2005, April). Identities and experiences of mixed race students: A multi-campus study. Presented at the American College Personnel Association Annual Convention, Nashville, TN.

Renn, K. A., Ozaki, C., & Johnston, M. (2005, March). Hapa student organizations: Case studies of identity and leadership. Presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, Tampa, FL.

Renn, K. A., & Hughes, C. (2005, March). Book session: Roads Taken – Women in Student Affairs at Mid-Career. Presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, Tampa, FL.

Hughes, C., Renn, K.A., and Associates. (2004, March). Roads taken: Women in student affairs at mid-career. Presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Renn, K. A., Bilodeau, B., & Jacobson, J. (2003, October). Developing leadership and identity through campus activism. Presented at the Michigan College Personnel Association Annual Meeting, Frankenmuth, MI.

Renn, K. A. (2003, October). Transgender issues in student affairs. Presented at the Michigan College Personnel Association Annual Meeting, Frankenmuth, MI.

Renn, K. A, Bilodeau, B., & O’Laughlin, C. (2003, March). Environmental influences on the development of student leaders: Studying LGBT campus activists. Presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Renn, K. A., & Pereira, C. M. (2002, October). Living outside the boxes: Experiences of mixed race college students. Presented at the Michigan College Personnel Association Annual Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI.

Renn, K.A. (2002, March). Book discussion: A woman's education, by Jill Ker Conway. Presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference in Boston, MA.

Wilson, M. E., Dannells, M., & Renn, K.A. (2002, March). On becoming faculty. Presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference in Boston, MA.

Hughes, C., Engstrom, C., Guenzler-Stevens, M., Horton, S., Jones, S., Renn, K., Rue, P., Zacker, T. (2002, March). Great women don't always think or act alike: Women in student affairs - career and life choices. Presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference in Boston, MA.

Renn, K. A., Bilodeau, B., & DeWalls, K. (2002, March). An introduction to the field of professional LGBT campus resource center directing. Presented at the Midwest Meeting of Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, & Straight Students conference, East Lansing, Michigan.

Dilley, P., Lincoln, Y. S., Renn, K. A., & Tierney, W. G. (1999, November). Preparing faculty and students in new qualitative practices and products. Presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, San Antonio, TX.

Renn, K. A. (1999, March). What does the "T" mean? Transgendered students in higher education. Presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.

Renn, K. A., Salkever, K., & Tarricone, D. (1997, November). Establishing LGBT programs/centers: Models for practice and implementation. Presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Region One Conference, Newport, RI.

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INVITED TALKS and PRESENTATIONS
Supporting All Students: Strategies for LGBT Student Success. Chet Peters Lecture, Kansas State University, April 2013.
 
Activism and Identity: New Challenges and Opportunities for the Campus and Community. Burack Presidential Distinguished Lecture, University of Vermont.

At the Intersection of Teaching, Learning, and Identity: Creating Conditions to Support Success for Diverse Students. Address to faculty, University of Vermont, February 2013.


Identity and Identity Development in Higher Education Environments. University of Nebraska, February 2013.


Intersectionality and College Student Identities. Keynote Speaker. 2013 Student Affairs Colloquium, University of Wisconsin Whitewater, January 2013.


Women’s Higher Education in International Perspective
. University of Wisconsin Whitewater, January 2013.


Race and Gender Matter: Promoting Student Success through Inclusive Excellence. Keynote Address. Center for Teaching and Learning, Marquette University, May 2012.

 

More Than Icing on the Cake: The Critical Role of Campus Activities in Higher Education. NACA Professional Education Keynote Speaker. February 2012.


ACPA, MCPA, and You: The Future of Student Affairs. Keynote speech. Michigan
College Personnel Association Annual Conference, Lansing, October 2011.

Intersections of Teaching, Learning, and Identity: Improving Classroom Climate for
LGBT Students. Keynote Address. Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Ferris
State University, October 2011.

Diverse by Design: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments to Promote Student
Success. Invited presentation. Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Ferris State
University, October 2011.

Framing an Agenda for LGBT/Queer Scholarship and Activism in Education. Invited speaker. Graduate School of Educaiton and LGBT Center, University of Pennsylvania, April 2011.

The Role of Identity in Student Success. Featured Panelist, ACPA Annual Convention, Baltimore, March 2011.


Controversies of Race, Space, and Language: Toward Inclusion and Equity in Student Affairs. Featured Panelist, ACPA Annual Convention, Baltimore, March 2011.

Intersections of Identity, Teaching, and Learning: LGBT Issues and Student Success. Plenary Speaker. Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network Annual Conference, Saint Louis, November 2010.

Classroom Climate and Beyond: Optimizing Student Learning and Success. Invited presentation. John M. Burns Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Texas Tech University, October, 2010

Understanding Intersecting Processes: Complex Ecologies of Diversity, Identity, Teaching, and Learning. Keynote address. John M. Burns Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Texas Tech University, October, 2010.

Biracial College Students in the United States. Graduate seminar, Tsuda College, Tokyo, Japan, June 2010.

Women's Colleges and Universities in International Perspective: Access, Climate, and Curriculum. Women's Education Worldwide Conference Plenary, The Women's College within the University of Sydney, January 2010.

Developing Identities as LGBT/Queer Leaders and Activists: Theory and Implications for Practice. Meet the Leaders seminar, George Washington University, October 2009.

Building a Research Agenda on Mixed Race College Students. Meet the Leaders seminar, George Washington University, October 2009.

Deconstructing Theory to Practice. Keynote address, Student Affairs Research Symposium, University of Michigan, May 2009.

“What Are You?” Mixed Race Students and Their Place in the Campus Racial Landscape, University of California, San Diego, April 2009.

The Developmental Ecology of Multiracial Identity, Psychiatry Residents Grand Rounds, University of Maryland Medical School, March 2009.

LGBT and Queer Leaders and Activists: Student Development in the 21st Century. University of Illinois, April 2008.

Queering the Academy: The Challenges and Promises of Using Queer and Feminist Theory in Higher Education. University of Illinois, April 2008.

Diverse by Design: College Students and Campus Climate in the 21st Century. Keynote address, Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design, Boston, MA, March 2008.

After ‘Multiracial’ and ‘Multiple’ Identities, What Comes Next? Keynote address, ACPA Conference on Multiracial and Multiple Identities, St. Louis, MO, February 2008.

The Road You Choose. Keynote address, NASPA IV-E Women in Student Affairs Conference, Chicago, IL, June 2007.

Applying Student Development Theory in Student Affairs Practice. International Conference on Student Affairs in Higher Education, China University of Geoscience, Wuhan, China, May 2007.

College Student Development in the United States. Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, May 2007.

The End of the Beginning. Keynote address, Michigan College Personnel Association New Professionals Institute, February 2007.

Understanding the Development and Interaction of Multiple Identity Dimensions, Denison University, November 2006.

Women in Higher Education: Past, Present, & Future, Mount Holyoke College, June 2006.

The Pleasures and Perils of Researching Sex, Gender, and Race in Education, Central Michigan University, January 2006.

Optimizing the Mentored Research Experience, McNair/SROP Program, Michigan State University, January, 2006.

Graduate Programs and Careers in Student Affairs, University of California Santa Cruz, April, 2005.

Career Development for LGBT Professionals, Pre-conference institute for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, April, 2005.

Roads Taken: Women in Student Affairs at Mid-Career, Invited book session at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, April, 2005.

Generation Next? Mixed Race Students in College. Black History Month Featured Speaker, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, February, 2005.

Theoretical Foundations of Learning Reconsidered, Invited Speaker, Michigan College Personnel Association Conference, January, 2005.

Mentoring for Academic Success, McNair/SROP mentors training, Michigan State University, January, 2005.

Transgender Issues in Student Affairs. Pre-conference institute for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, March, 2004.

Qualitative Research in Student Affairs. Pre-conference workshop for the Michigan College Personnel Association Annual Conference, October 2003.

LGBT Issues in Career Counseling. Boston College Office of Career Counseling, May 2003.

Realizing Your Dreams: Beginning Your Career in Student Affairs. Keynote address, Michigan College Personnel Association New Professionals Institute, February 2003.

Reading the Intimate Relationships of Academic Women’s in the Progressive Era. LGBT Lecture Series, Michigan State University, October 2002.

Identity Research in Higher Education: Paradox, Perils, and Promise. Diversity in Higher Education Lecture Series, University of Minnesota, October 2001.

Careers in Student Affairs and Choosing the Right Graduate School for You. Maryland College Personnel Association, Baltimore County, Maryland. October 2001.

Claiming space: The college experience of biracial and multiracial students on predominantly white campuses. Dissertation of the Year presentation. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators conference, New Orleans, Louisiana. March 1999.

Funding Graduate Education with Grants and Fellowships. Graduate School of Education, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. October 1998.

Uses of Technology in Qualitative Research. Graduate School of Education, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. April 1998 and September 1998.

Peer Counseling on Issues of Sexual Orientation. Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, August, 1998.

Qualitative Research Methods. Graduate School of Education, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. April 1997 and April 1998.

Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. Carroll School of Management, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. November 1997.

Sexual Orientation Identity Development in College Students. Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, November 1997; Graduate School of Education, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, April 1997; Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, April 1997.

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GRANTS and FELLOWSHIPS

 
College of Education Seed Grant and College of Education Undergraduate Research Grant, Michigan State University, 2012. $7000 to support National Study of LGBTQ Student Success.

Principal Investigator: Women’s Higher Education Worldwide. Spencer Foundation, 2009-2011.  $40,000 to support international study of women’s colleges and universities.

Co-Principal Investigator: Professional Development for Student Affairs. Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy Foundation, 2010. $18,000 to support professional development workshops for student affairs at ADA.

Principal Investigator: ASHE/Lumina Fellows Program. Lumina Foundation for Education, 2006-2009. $900,000 to support fellowships and professional development for advanced doctoral students doing innovative scholarship on student access and success, and to disseminate research findings through Policy Briefs series, New Perspectives in Higher Education Essays, and ASHE Education Policy Website.

College of Education Seed Grant, Michigan State University, 2008. To support study of women’s higher education in international contexts.

ACPA Professional Preparation Commission Faculty Research Grant, 2007-2008. For data analysis for the National Study of New Professionals in Student Affairs.

ACPA Educational Leadership Foundation, 2007. For data analysis for the National Study of New Professionals in Student Affairs.

Center for the Advanced Study of International Development (CASID) Research Initiation Grant, 2006-2007. To support research on MSU-CTU Partnership for Adult and Continuing Education (Can Tho, Vietnam).

NCES/NSF/AIR Summer Data Policy Institute Fellowship, 2005. Fellowship to support institute participation.

CASID Course Development Grant, Michigan State University, 2005. To support development of international content for HALE core courses EAD 873, EAD 874, and EAD 966.

College of Education Seed Grant, Michigan State University, 2003. To support data collection and analysis for multi-site study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender college students.

Faculty Research Grant, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2001. To support data collection and analysis for Midwestern phase of bi/multiracial students study.

Joint Women's Studies/University Women's Professional Advancement Juried Competition Grant, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2000. To support research in the Mount Holyoke College Archives on relationships among women faculty at women's colleges in the Progressive Era.

AERA/Spencer Doctoral Research Fellowship, 1997-1998.

Administrative Fellowship, Boston College, 1995 to 1998.

 

EDITORSHIPS and EDITORIAL BOARD SERVICE

Associate Editor for International Research and Scholarship, Journal of College Student Development (2008-2015)

Editorial Board, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education (2011-2014)

Editorial Board, American Educational Research Journal – Social and Institutional
Analysis (2011-2014)

Editorial Board, Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies (2012-2014)

Editorial Board, American Educational Research Journal - Section on Social and Institutional Analysis (2011-2014)

Book Review Editor, Academe (2006-2011)

Editorial Board, Educational Researcher (2007-2009)

Editorial Board, Journal of Higher Education (2007-2011; chair 2010 & 2011)

Associate Editor, ACPA Books & Media Board (2005-2008)

Editorial Board, NASPA Journal (2005-2008)

Editorial Board, Review of Higher Education (2003-2006)

Editorial Board, Journal of College Student Development (2000-2006)

 

AWARDS and HONORS

Standing Committee Advocate Award, American College Personnel Association, 2013.

Senior Scholar, American College Personnel Association, 2011-2015.

Elizabeth Topham Kennan Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in the Field of Education, Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College, 2011.

Diamond Honoree, American College Personnel Association Foundation, 2010.

Annuit Coeptis Award, Senior Professional, American College Personnel Association, 2008.

Research Recognition Award, Standing Committee for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Awareness, American College Personnel Association, 2008.

Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs through Teaching Award, NASPA Region IV-East, 2007.

GLBT Knowledge Community Service to NASPA Award, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, 2006.

Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Education, Michigan State University, 2005.

Outstanding Research/Publication Award, Michigan College Personnel Association, 2003.

American College Personnel Association Emerging Scholar Award, 2003.

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Melvene D. Hardee Dissertation of the Year Award, 1999.

Commencement Speaker, Graduate School of Education, Boston College, 1998.

Mary T. Kinnane Award for Excellence in Higher Education, Boston College, 1998.

Henry Barnard Prize, History of Education Society, Honorable Mention, 1997. For paper entitled "Between friends: Historical perspectives on intimate relationships at women's colleges in the Progressive Era."

Helen Warren Smith Award for Leadership, Mount Holyoke College, 1986.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)


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~updated 10/13/13