Director, Higher Education Administration and Policy
Professor, School of Education and Social Policy
2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-0001
Phone: (847) 491-3901
BiographyLois 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 VitaeView Lois Trautvetter's CV.
|BA, Chemistry||College of Wooster|
|MS, Polymer Chemistry||Carnegie Mellon University|
|PhD, Higher Education Administration||University of Michigan|
|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 InterestsEngineering 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.
Research and Analysis III: Analysis, Interpretation and Dissemination
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.
Independent Study in Higher Education
|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|
|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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