Editors

Debora L. Liddell, Editor

Debora Liddell is professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs in the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies at the University of Iowa.  Her research interests include college students’ moral and ethical reasoning, and professional practice and preparation of higher education professionals.  Professor Liddell served on the ACPA Governing Board as Director of Research & Scholarship, Commission for Professional Preparation Chairperson, JCSD Editorial Board, and as Contributing Editor of the Journal of College and Character.  A former ACPA Diamond Honoree, she serves as a current Senior Scholar for ACPA.  

Jan L. Arminio, Senior Associate Editor

Jan Arminio just retired from the role of professor and program director of the Higher Education Program at George Mason University.  Dr. Arminio’s scholarship focuses on multicultural issues, qualitative research, assessment, and campus programs and leadership. Her most recent book is Student Veterans in Higher Education. She is the 2011 recipient of the Robert H. Shaffer award for excellence in graduate teaching and in 2016 received the Esther Lloyd Jones professional service award. From 2004-2008, she served as President of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). She is a former ACPA Senior Scholar.

Dawn R. Johnson, Associate Editor for Research-in-Brief and On the Campus

Dr. Dawn Johnson is Associate Professor and chair of the Higher Education department at Syracuse University. Her research focuses on women of color in science and engineering and her teaching focuses on student development in college. Dr. Johnson’s involvement in ACPA includes serving as the Senior Scholar in Residence for the Coalition for Women’s Identities, former chair of the Marylu McEwen Dissertation of the Year Award, and Editorial Board member of JCSD. ACPA recognized Dr. Johnson as a Diamond Honoree in 2015, an Annuit Coeptis Emerging Professional in 2010, and an Emerging Scholar in 2009. Dr. Johnson earned her Ph.D. in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Maryland, M.Ed. in Counseling and Psychological Services from Springfield College, and A.B. in Anthropology from Bowdoin College.

Tricia Seifert, Associate Editor for International Research and Scholarship

Tricia Seifert is associate professor in the Adult & Higher Education program at Montana State University and Head of the Department of Education. She also maintains an appointment in the leadership, higher and Adult Education department at the University of Toronto. Using a mixed methodological approaches, she examines organizational cultures and conditions as well as student experiences associated with postsecondary learning and success. She has served as Faculty in Residence for ACPA’s Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development. Dr. Seifert was named an ACPA Emerging Scholar in 2010. 

J. Patrick Biddix, Associate Editor of Book Reviews

J. Patrick Biddix is professor Higher Education and Associate Director of the Postsecondary Education Research Center (PERC) at the University of Tennessee. His research and teaching focus on research design and assessment, student engagement and involvement, and postsecondary outcomes. He is the author of Research Methods and Applications for Student Affairs (Jossey-Bass, 2018) and co-authored the 2nd edition textbook of Assessment in Student Affairs (Jossey-Bass, 2016). From 2010-2013, he served as Editor of Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors. He received a Fulbright Award (2015-2016) to study college student technology use at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.