Dr. Jody Jessup-Anger, Assistant Professor, has been named as the recipient of the 2010 Burns B. Crookston Doctoral Research Award, which recognizes high quality doctoral research focusing on student learning, student development, or the organization and administration of student affairs practice. The award will be officially presented during the Professional Preparation Commission meeting at the American College Personnel Association Convention in Boston, MA on Sunday, March 21, 2010.
Dr. Jessup-Anger's research study, which was part of her dissertation work at Michigan State University, which focused specifically on the development of lifelong learners and the extent to which residential college environments were successful in ‘inspiring the life of the mind’.
"Little research has examined the effectiveness of residential colleges in promoting the liberal arts education that they claim to emulate," says Jessup-Anger, "At the heart of my research on residential colleges is an interest in understanding how to improve undergraduate education, particularly at large, public research universities, which often face challenges related to their size, scale, and multiple missions."
With regard to her Crookston Award, she notes, "I am grateful to the ACPA Professional Preparation Commission for their commitment to the cultivation of scholars and scholarship in student affairs. It is an honor to be recognized by such a committed and esteemed group of colleagues."
American College Personnel Association (ACPA), headquartered in Washington, D.C. at the National Center for Higher Education, is the leading comprehensive student affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery. ACPA supports and fosters college student learning through the generation and dissemination of knowledge, which informs policies, practices and programs for student affairs professionals and the higher education community.