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Featured Speakers


Diane R. Dean
Diane R. Dean

Diane R. Dean
Diane R. Dean is associate professor for Higher Education Administration & Policy at Illinois State University. Her research applies organizational theory, social psychology, and policy analysis to address critical issues in college and university planning, policy, and governance. Dean is co-editor of Public Policy and Higher Education (2nd edition), a comprehensive work examining current policy issues in higher education and the postsecondary education policy-making process; and co-editor of the Women in Academe series, which includes multiple volumes on women college students, women in academic leadership, and gendered issues in faculty roles and work-lives. As co-author of Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today's College Students and director of the research underlying the book, she is currently examining sociological changes in today's generation of undergraduate college students, the forces shaping their experiences, and the implications for postsecondary education policy, planning, classroom practices and the cocurriculum.

 

Arthur Levine
Arthur Levine

Arthur Levine
Arthur Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and president emeritus of Teachers College, Columbia University, is nationally known for his work on the preparation of school leaders, teachers, and education researchers. He has also written and spoken widely on the undergraduate experience, the changing nature of teaching and learning, access to higher education, and equity in the schools. His work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Education Week, Inside Higher Education, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. The most recent of his 12 books is Generation on a Tightrope, A Portrait of Today's College Student (with Diane R. Dean). A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he sits on the boards of the Educational Testing Service and Say Yes to Education.

 

Vasti Torres
Vasti Torres
Vasti Torres
Vasti Torres is dean of the College of Education at the University of South Florida. Prior to the dean position, she was professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and director of the Center for Postsecondary Research (CPR) in the School of Education at Indiana University. Before becoming a faculty member, she had 15 years of experience in administrative positions, most recently serving as associate vice provost and dean for Enrollment and Student Services at Portland State University. She has been the principle investigator for several grants including a multi-year grant investigating the choice to stay in college for Latino students as well as a multi-year grant looking at the experiences of working college students. She has worked on several community college initiatives including Achieving the Dream, Rural Community College Initiative, and Building Engagement and Attainment for Minority Students Initiative. Currently, Torres is the associate editor of the Journal of College Student Development. She is active in several higher education and student affairs associations, and in 2007 - 2008 she became the first Latina president of a national student services association - ACPA