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Term Ending 2014

Barbara Tobolowsky

Barbara Tobolowsky, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Texas at Arlington

Barbara Tobolowsky is an assistant professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department and cocoordinates the K-16 Educational Leadership and Policy Studies doctoral program at the University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to this, she was the associate director of the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition where she oversaw the Center’s publications, research, and conferences. Tobolowsky earned her PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles, in higher education and organizational change. Her primary scholarly interests include the academic journeys of students in transition (e.g., transfer students, sophomores) and media’s role in influencing the publics’ view of academia. She has published numerous articles on these topics and co-edited the book, Helping Sophomores Succeed: Understanding and Improving the Second-Year Experience with Stuart Hunter and John Gardner. She serves on the advisory board of the Institute for the Study of Transfer Students and oversaw its 2010-2011 grant award program as well as serving on the editorial board of ASHE Higher Education Monograph series and the Center’s Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

 

 

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