MSHE Faculty

MSHE Faculty

Faculty are leading practitioners and researchers in the field of higher education.


Robert Aaron

Aaron, Robert

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Executive Director, Student Affairs Assessment & Planning, Northwestern University


Degrees

  • PhD, Higher Education, Indiana University, 2010
  • MA, Higher Education & Student Affairs, The Ohio State University, 1996
  • BA, Music, University of Rochester, 1993

Research Interests

College student identity development, assessment & evaluation in higher education. 

Andrea Bueschel

Bueschel, Andrea

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Assistant Provost for Faculty, Northwestern University


Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Policy, Stanford University, 2004
  • MA, Sociology, Stanford University, 2001
  • MA, Higher Education Administration and Policy Analysis, Stanford University, 1995
  • BA, Philosophy, Bates College, 1990

Research Interests

  • Policy links and disjunctures between K-12 and higher education, particularly the high school to college transition; community colleges; doctoral education; organizational learning and educational improvement

Peggy Burke

Burke, Peggy

Associate Vice President, Student Development, DePaul University

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Degrees

  • MA, History, DePaul University
  • PhD, Higher Education Administration, Loyola University Chicago
  • BA, Secondary Education, DePaul University
Susanna Calkins

Calkins, Susanna

Associate Director, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, History, Purdue University, 2001
  • MA, History, Purdue University, 1995
  • BA, History & Political Science, La Salle University, 1993
  • MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2005

Research Interests

Mentoring, conceptions of teaching, student learning, early modern history, world history, learning and teaching in higher education, and the history and philosophy of higher education.

Jeannette Colyvas

Colyvas, Jeannette

Associate Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Associate Professor, Learning Sciences

Associate Professor and Executive Board Member, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)

Associate Professor (by courtesy), Department of Sociology

Associate Professor (by courtesy), MORS, Kellogg School of Management

Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Policy Research

Director of Undergraduate Programs, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Stanford University, 2007
  • MA, Sociology, MA, East Asian Studies, Stanford University

Research Interests

Organizations and entrepreneurship; institutions and networks; comparing public, private, and non-profit forms of organizing; university-industry interfaces; public and private science.

Joan Gillespie

Gillespie, Joan

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Vice President and Director of Off-Campus Study Programs, Associated Colleges of the Midwest


Degrees

  • PhD, English, Northwestern University
  • BA, Vassar College

Research Interests

Quality standards and evaluation in international education

Bennett Goldberg

Goldberg, Bennett

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Director, Assistant Provost for Learning and Teaching

Professor of Physics and Astronomy


Degrees

  • PhD, Physics, Brown University, 1987
  • MS, Physics, Brown University, 1984
  • BA, Harvard College, 1982

Research Interests

Goldberg’s research interests are in the areas of nano-optics and spectroscopy of two-dimensional crystals, exploring strain and friction in single-atom-thick layers. He is engaged in projects in near-field and solid immersion imaging, using super-resolution techniques to break the diffraction limit, and imaging through strongly scattering media like tissue and rock; and active research on novel approaches to subcellular imaging, biosensors, and single-virus imaging.

Adam Goodman

Goodman, Adam

Director, Center for Leadership

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Clinical Associate Professor


Degrees

  • PhD, Public Affairs, University of Colorado at Denver
  • BS, Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • MPA, Public Management, University of Colorado at Denver

Research Interests

Leadership, especially assessment, coaching and development; Teamwork, especially assessment and development; Enterprise level learning software for coaching, leadership and teamwork

Stephanie Graham

Graham, Stephanie

Associate Vice President, Northwestern University

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Degrees

  • JD, University of Chicago Law School
  • BA, History, University of Illinois
Heather Haberaecker

Haberaecker, Heather

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Former Chief Business Officer, University of Illinois, Chicago


Degrees

  • MA, Public Administration, University of Illinois at Springfield
  • AA, Southwestern Illinois College
  • PhD, Higher Education Administration, University of Michigan
  • BS, Education, Northern Illinois University
Priya Harjani

Harjani, Priya

Deputy General Counsel, Northwestern University

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Degrees

  • JD, Northwestern University Law School
  • BA, Psychology and Speech Communication, University of Illinois
Elizabeth Hayford

Hayford, Elizabeth

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Former President, Associated Colleges of the Midwest


Degrees

  • PhD, History, Tufts University, 1971
  • MA, Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, 1963
  • BA, History, Radcliffe College, 1962

Research Interests

Undergraduate education (particularly the liberal arts college community); international education; sources of leadership in colleges and universities

Matthew Holsapple

Holsapple, Matthew

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Associate Program Officer, Spencer Foundation


Degrees

  • PhD, Higher Education, University of Michigan, 2014
  • MA, Education Research Methods, University of Michigan, 2011
  • MSEd, College Student Affairs, Purdue University, 2007
  • BS, Public Relations, Purdue University, 2001
Jake Julia

Julia, Jake

Associate Provost of Academic Initiatives, Northwestern University

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Associate Vice President, Change Management, Northwestern University


Degrees

  • PhD, Higher Education Administration, University of Michigan, 1996
  • MA, Higher Education Administration, University of Michigan, 1993
  • BA, History, Plymouth State University, 1981
Eugene Lowe

Lowe, Eugene

Assistant to the President, Northwestern University

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Senior Lecturer, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences


Degrees

  • PhD, Union Theological Seminary, 1987
  • MDiv, Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, 1978
  • BA, Religion, Princeton University, 1971

Research Interests

American religion, social gospel, progressivism, and diversity in higher education.

Jessica Mansbach

Mansbach, Jessica

Learning Designer, School for Professional Studies, Northwestern University

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education, Michigan State University, 2015
  • MSW, Social Work, University of Pennsylvania, 2003
  • BS, Human Development, Binghamton University, 2001

Research Interests

Online learning, faculty work life and perceptions of online teaching, student leadership.

Ellen Meents-DeCaigny

Meents-DeCaigny, Ellen

Assistant Vice President of Planning, Operations and Assessment, Vice President's Cabinet, Office of the Vice President, DePaul University

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Degrees

  • MA, Counseling and College Student Development, University of Maryland
  • PhD, Higher Education, Loyola University Chicago
  • BA, Speech Communications, Drake University
Lisa Metzger-Mugg

Metzger-Mugg, Lisa

Executive Director, Administrative Initiatives/Chief of Staff to the Executive Vice President, Northwestern University

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Degrees

  • MS, Developmental Psychology, Johns Hopkins University
  • PhD, Educational Psychology, Loyola University Chicago
  • BS, Psychology, Philosophy, and Humanities, Valparaiso University

Research Interests

Improved educational pathways to college completion for underserved students; issues of access, affordability, and successful degree/career outcomes of low-income and underrepresented minority college students; addressing racial, ethnic, and income disparities in educational outcomes through improved institutional support; community colleges; doctoral education; and event history analysis.

Julie Payne-Kirchmeier

Payne-Kirchmeier, Julie

Associate Vice President for Auxiliary Services, Northwestern University

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Leadership, Administration and Foundations, Indiana State University, 2009
  • MEd, Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, Texas A&M University, 1996
  • BS, Genetics, Texas A&M University, 1994

Research Interests

  • Student affairs

Amit Prachand

Prachand, Amit

Assistant Vice President, Information and Analytics, Northwestern University

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Degrees

  • MEng, Management of Technology, Vanderbilt University
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University

Research Interests

Data analysis methods, process improvement and change management

James Rosenbaum

Rosenbaum, James

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Professor, Sociology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Sociology, Harvard University, 1973
  • MA, Sociology, Harvard University, 1968
  • BA, Culture and Behavior, Yale University, 1966

Research Interests

High schools, community colleges, youth transitions to work and adulthood. School and college reform and restructuring. Sociology of education.

Pamela Schuetz

Schuetz, Pamela

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Faculty in Residence, Northwestern University


Degrees

  • PhD, Higher Education and Organizational Change, University of California at Los Angeles, 2007
  • MS, Architecture, University of California at Los Angeles
  • BS, Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles

Research Interests

Individual, institutional and systemic dynamics of college student engagement, transitions and outcomes.

Patricia Telles-Irvin

Telles-Irvin, Patricia

Vice President for Student Affairs, Northwestern University

Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Counseling Psychology, Boston University
  • BA, Education, Duke University

Research Interests

Issues of acculturation and diversity, women's concerns and student development.

Lois Trautvetter

Trautvetter, Lois

Director, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Professor, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Higher Education Administration, University of Michigan, 1991
  • MS, Polymer Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, 1986
  • BA, Chemistry, College of Wooster, 1982

Research Interests

Engineering education research including retention and recruitment of female and underrepresented undergraduate students and faculty, interdisciplinary skills, contextual competence skills, and design and problem solving skills.
Faculty productivity, enhancing research and teaching, faculty motivation, enhancing faculty-student interaction, and new and junior faculty issues.
Student development research that includes holistic and spiritual development of undergraduates.
Gender issues, females in STEM disciplines.