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About Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

Dr. Rishi Sriram (Rish-ee Sree-Rom) serves as Associate Professor of Higher Education & Student Affairs, Associate Chair for the Department of Educational Leadership, and Residential College Faculty Steward of Brooks Residential College–a living-learning community of approximately 400 students, at Baylor University.

Dr. Sriram spent eight years as a higher education and student affairs administrator before beginning his current role as a faculty member. As Assistant Dean for Student Learning & Engagement, he played a primary role in the development of residential colleges and 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. At Baylor, he was selected to serve on the Provost's Diversity Committee, the President's Advisory Council on Diversity, and as Chair of the Faculty-in-Residence Council. Nationally, he serves on the executive team of the newly formed Residential College Society.

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 published in respected journals such as the Journal of College Student Development, the Review of Higher Education, the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, and the Journal of College Student Retention. He has received several national and regional grants for his research.
He has served on the editorial/review boards of the Journal of College Student Development, 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 (Texas student affairs association). He also served as editor of Student Affairs On Campus, the TACUSPA journal he created as TACUSPA's Director of Research.

Dr. Sriram speaks at conferences or consults with colleges across the United States on issues pertaining to student affairs administration, college student success, living-learning initiatives, and talent/success. His first book, Student Affairs by the Numbers (Stylus Publishing), aims to help student affairs professionals understand and use quantitative research and statistics in their work.


Present Associate Chair, Educational Leadership, Baylor University
Present Associate Professor, Higher Education & Student Affairs, Baylor University
Present Faculty Steward, Brooks Residential College, Baylor University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Student Affairs Practice, College Student Success, Living-Learning Programs, Faculty-in-Residence and the Study of Talent

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Contact Information

Baylor University
One Bear Place 97312
Waco, Texas 76798


Books (1)

Sriram Speaks (4)

Sriram on Talent (2)

Sriram on Academic & Student Affairs Integration (14)

Sriram on Student Affairs Practice (17)