Tricia Seifert is an assistant professor in the Higher Education program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She uses sociological theories and principles to examine issues related to postsecondary student learning and success. Her interest in understanding how colleges and universities organize to support student success stems largely from her administrative background working in orientation and transition programs, residence life, student leadership programs, and fraternity/sorority life. Having worked at both large and small postsecondary institutions, Tricia witnessed the interplay between formal and informal organizational structures and their influence on how campuses support student success. Tricia Seifert_CV
Christine Helen Arnold is a Doctoral Candidate (ABD) in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the University of Toronto/OISE. Her research interests include the student experience in higher education, with a focus on student mobility and credit transfer systems. Christine has published and presented on a range of topics including: transformative education, student affairs/services, credit transfer/articulation, degree granting, quality assurance and higher education within the knowledge economy. Christine Helen Arnold CV Jeff Burrow is a second year Ph.D student in the Higher Education program at OISE/UT. His professional experience and research interests include study abroad, student affairs outside of Canada and assessment and evaluation in student affairs. Jeff Burrow Resume
Angel Brown is a Ph.D. student in the Higher Education program at OISE/UT. Her research interests include the impact of organizational structures and cultures on student success. Angel Brown Resume
Leah McCormack-Smith is a second year M.Ed. student in the Higher Education program at OISE/UT. She has worked para-professionally and professionally in Student Services since 2002, focussing on residence life and leadership development in students. Leah’s research interests include the student experience in higher education, specifically equity issues intersection with campus culture and the impact of institutional communication methods on the student experience. Leah McCormack-Smith Resume
Kimberly Elias is in her second year in the Master of Arts, Higher Education and Educational Policy Collaborative Program. Her research interests include student engagement, the benefits of co-curricular activities on student learning, and the impact of student affairs and services on student success. Kimberly is both conducting her master’s thesis on employer perceptions of co-curricular engagement and the Co-Curricular Record in the hiring process, and acting as the Program Coordinator, Co-Curricular Record at the University of Toronto.
Diliana Peregrina-Kretz is a Ph.D student in the Higher Education program at OISE/UT. Her research focuses on the experiences of underrepresented students in higher education, persistence and retention, and how institutions respond to the needs of minority groups at both 2-year and 4-year institutions. She holds a Master’s in Counseling – Student Development in Higher Education from the California State University, Long Beach and a B.A from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Krista Vogt is a second year Ph.D student in the Higher Education program who currently works in the International Centre at Fanshawe College. Krista began her career in student services in 1994 as a para-professional at the University of Alberta and has also worked at Simon Fraser University and Western University. Her research interests include the impact of technology on post secondary students and student engagement with learning management systems. KVOGT_cv_2012