Dr. Rishi Sriram (Rish-ee Sree-Rom) spent eight years as a higher education and
student affairs administrator before beginning his current role as a faculty member at
Baylor University. As Assistant Dean for Student Learning & Engagement, he played a
key role in the development of living-learning programs at Baylor, as well as the
establishment of a faculty-in-residence program. His administrative work won him a NASPA
Excellence Award (Gold Honoree) and a Promising Practices Award from the NASPA Student
Affairs Partnering with Academic Affairs Knowledge Community. 

Dr. Sriram currently serves as Assistant Professor of Higher Education & Student
Affairs, Graduate Program Director for the department of Educational Administration, and
Faculty Master of Brooks Residential College, a living-learning community of
approximately 400 students. 

Dr. Sriram's research interests include student affairs practice, collaboration
between academic and student affairs, and college student retention, engagement,
achievement, and learning. 

His work has been funded or published by ACPA, the Association of College &
University Housing Officers International (ACUHO-I), NASPA, NASPA Region III, the
National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, and
the Texas Association of College & University Student Personnel Administrators
(TACUSPA). 

He currently serves on the editorial/review boards of the Journal of Student Affairs
Research and Practice, the College Student Affairs Journal, the Journal of The First-Year
Experience & Students in Transition, the Journal of College and University Student
Housing, ACPA's Developments, and as Director of Research for TACUSPA. He also
serves as editor of Student Affairs On Campus, the TACUSPA journal he created as
TACUSPA's Director of Research. 

Dr. Sriram speaks at or consults with colleges across the United States on issues
pertaining to student affairs administration, college student success, and
living-learning initiatives. His latest project consists of measuring competencies
through his National Survey of Student Affairs Professionals (NSSAP). 

Sriram on Academic & Student Affairs Integration

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Faculty kids embracing home life on Baylor campus, Waco Tribune Herald (2013)

“For many students, the college experience goes beyond courses and credits, and Baylor in having...

 

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At some colleges, professors live in dorms, too, US News & World Report (2011)

In 1827, Francis Wayland, then-president of Brown University, suspended the university’s medical program when the...

 

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A tale of three campuses: Unearthing theories of residential life that shape the student learning experience (with Frank Shushok Jr., Laine Scales, and Vera Kidd), About Campus (2011)

Frank Shushok Jr., T. Laine Scales, Rishi Sriram, and Vera Kidd share some initial thoughts...

 

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Between the ideal and the practical: Using assessment to find the balance (with Laine Scales and Meghan Oster), About Campus (2011)

Rishi Sriram, T. Laine Scales, and Meghan Oster share how the assessment efforts of Baylor...

 

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Students as teachers: What faculty learn by living on campus (with Frank Shushok Jr., Jennifer Perkins, and Laine Scales), Journal of College & University Student Housing (2011)

In its recent history, American higher education has segmented the student experience, especially as research...

 

Sriram on Student Affairs Practice

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Five things not to do in developing surveys for assessment in student affairs, NASPA Research and Policy Institute Brief (2014)

Higher education is in an age of accountability, with accrediting agencies, government leaders, taxpayers, parents,...

 

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Reclaiming the "scholar" in scholar-practitioner (with Meghan Oster), Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice (2012)

Scholars and practitioners continuously espouse the importance of research in student affairs work. This study...

 

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StudentAffairsResearch.com (2012)

Aiding the scholar-practitioner in student affairs work

 

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Engaging research as a student affairs professional, NetResults: Critical Issues for Student Affairs Practitioners (2011)

Student affairs professionals are often referred to as scholar-practitioners. As demands upon professionals increase, however,...

 

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A tale of three campuses: Unearthing theories of residential life that shape the student learning experience (with Frank Shushok Jr., Laine Scales, and Vera Kidd), About Campus (2011)

Frank Shushok Jr., T. Laine Scales, Rishi Sriram, and Vera Kidd share some initial thoughts...

 

Sriram on College Student Success

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Influences of theory and practice in the development of servant leadership in students (with Jennifer Massey and Tracey Sulak), Journal of Leadership Education (2013)

This paper explores the extent to which the leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities of upper-year...

 

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Thriving in high-risk students (with Deb Vetter), Thriving in transitions: A research based approach to college student succcess (2012)

Helping college students thrive is perhaps of greatest concern with those students who are most...

 

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Spirituality in emerging adults: Lessons from the national study of youth and religion, ACPA Developments (2011)

“Working on Our Inner Lives: Meaning-Making in Colleges and Universities” is a four-part series intended...

 

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Rethinking intelligence: The role of mindset in promoting success for academically high-risk college students (2010)

Increasing the effort students invest in academic experiences is an important component for improving their...

 

Book Reviews

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Review of No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education, Religious Studies Review (2013)

This book is the result of a four-year “Religion in the Academy” research project examining...

 

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Review of Reframing Academic Leadership, Journal of College Student Development (2012)