In the Spotlight: Dr. Nathan Slife

Dr. Nathan Slife, Assistant Professor in Residence in the Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education, will be presented with the Burns B. Crookston Doctoral Research Award during the Association of College Personnel Administrators (ACPA) Professional Preparation Commission meeting March 6-9, 2016, in Montréal, Canada.

This award recognizes original, journal quality research by a doctoral student that brings greater understanding to the organization and administration of student affairs in higher education. Burns B. Crookston was a key figure of the student development movement and called for a unified focus on learning and the discussion of social and cultural values in higher education. Slife is being awarded for his dissertation research that focused on how values guide student affairs practice.

Slife, a 2014 graduate of the UNLV Higher Education program, stated, “This award speaks to the rigor of our Higher Education program and wonderful faculty.”

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