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Lois Trautvetter

Lois Trautvetter

Director, Higher Education Administration and Policy
Professor, School of Education and Social Policy


Annenberg Hall
Room 142
2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-0001
Phone: (847) 491-3901

Biography

Lois Calian Trautvetter is director of Northwestern University’s Higher Education Administration and Policy Program and professor in the School of Education and Social Policy. Her research interests include faculty and professional development issues such as productivity, enhancing teaching and research, motivation, faculty-student interaction, and new and junior faculty, as well as focusing on undergraduate and graduate learning in STEM and holistic college student development. Her co-authored book is Putting Students First: How Colleges Develop Students Purposefully. She has written many book chapters and articles on faculty, students and improving undergraduate and graduate education, especially STEM education.

In the past 8 years, Lois Trautvetter’s research has involved engineering education through a National Science Foundation-sponsored grant titled "Prototyping the Engineer for 2020." The overarching goals involved identifying curricular, instructional, cultural and organizational factors that produce graduates with the attributes of the engineer of 2020 (e.g., design and problem solving, contextual competence and interdisciplinary skills) as well as factors supporting recruitment and retention of women and historically underrepresented minority students and faculty. And most recently, she is currently a Co I of an NSF NRT_DSE grant to support data science in doctoral education, titled: “Training in Data-Driven Discovery - From the Earth and the Universe to the Successful Careers of the Future.”

She also holds patents as a chemist in the coatings and resins industry.

Curriculum Vitae

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Research/Scholarship

Education

Year Degree Institution
BA, Chemistry College of Wooster
MS, Polymer Chemistry Carnegie Mellon University
PhD, Higher Education Administration University of Michigan

Grants/Funding

Year Title Source Period Amount Status
2015 NRT-DESE: Training in Data- Driven Discovery - From the Earth and the Universe to the Successful Careers of the Future National Science Foundation 2015 - 2020 $2,966,598 Funded
PI: Trautvetter, Lois    Vicky Kalogera

2007 Prototyping the Engineer of 2020: A 360-degree Study of Effective Education NSF 2007 - 2011 $283,469 Funded
PI: Trautvetter, Lois   

2004 Promoting Student Development Through Faculty Development John Templeton Foundation 2004 - 2005 $100,000 Funded
PI: Trautvetter, Lois   

2003 Promoting Student Development Through Faculty Development Eli Lilly Foundation 2003 - 2005 $200,000 Funded
PI: Trautvetter, Lois   

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.

Teaching/Advising

Courses

MS_HE 408

Research and Analysis III: Analysis, Interpretation and Dissemination

MS_HE 485

Internship Students gain professional experience in higher education administration. Students must complete at least 200 internship hours for academic credit. Many students choose a longer internship or multiple internships in different areas of higher education administration. Students produce a reflective paper and a portfolio of projects and other work completed in the internship, and they receive a formal evaluation from the internship supervisor. Those with significant work experience in higher education may seek approval to waive the internship requirement and take an additional elective course. Only matriculated students can receive internship credit.

MS_HE 499

Independent Study in Higher Education


Service/Recognition


Professional Organizations

NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
American Educational Research Association
Association for the Study of Higher Education
American Society for Engineering Education
American Association of Colleges and Universities
American Chemical Society

Professional Service

Year Organization Position Description
2016 - 2017 Northwestern School of Education and Social Policy Dean's Search Committee
2015 - 2018 Northwestern University Inaugural Professional Master’s Program Council Member
2013 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting Emerging Scholars Fellow Program. Division J
2012 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting Emerging Scholars Fellow Program. Division J
2009 - 2018 Association for the Study of Higher Education Reviewer for ASHE Monographs
2008 - 2018 Northwestern University (NCEER) Northwestern Center for Engineering Education Research Scholar
2008 - 2009 Journal in Higher Education Referee
2008 - 2018 Center for Civic Engagement, Northwestern University Steering Committee Member
2008 American Education Research Association Annual Meeting Co-Chair of Faculty, Teaching, and Learning, Division J
2007 - 2018 Research in Higher Education Referee
2006 - 2018 Science Referee
2006 Northwestern University’s Searle Center for Teaching Excellence Faculty Workshop Series: College Student Development and Holistic Approaches to Teaching and Learning
2006 - 2007 Northwestern University’s Searle Center for Teaching Excellence Faculty Workshop Series: Holistic Approaches to Teaching and Learning
2006 Division of Student Affairs Conference, Northwestern University Keynote Presentation
2005 - 2006 Office for the Protection of Research Subjects, Northwestern University E-IRB workgroup
2005 - 2008 Division of Student Affairs, Learning Beyond the Classroom, First Year Experience at Northwestern University, Residential Housing, etc. Collaborator
2003 - 2018 Searle Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning, Northwestern University Research Associate
2003 - 2006 Journal of Teacher Education Referee
1998 - 2018 Review of Higher Education Journal Referee
1998 - 2018 American Educational Research Journal Referee
1993 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting Vice Program Chair, College Students, Division J
1991 - 2018 Association for the Study of Higher Education Reviewer for Proposals
1991 - 2018 American Educational Research Association Reviewer for Proposals


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