Research


TACUSPA is committed to supporting and advancing scholarship in student affairs through the development and dissemination of knowledge to the membership. This page highlights recent publications and other initiatives that support TACUSPA's research goals. 

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Upcoming Programs:

  • More information on the Graduate Student Case Study Competition will be available Summer 2021


For more information contact:
Teresa Simpson, Lamar University, 2019-2021 Director of Research


RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM

TACUSPA is committed to supporting and recognizing research and scholarly publications by the membership. In an effort to encourage participation in these activities the Board of Directors has established the Research Development Grant Program.

Deadline: May 1, 2021

Eligibility Criteria:

1.    The applicant must be a member of TACUSPA.

2.    The applicant must present the results of the research at a TACUSPA conference and make copies available to all institutional members.

3.    The applicant must agree to submit an article based on the research to a professional journal.

4.    The research topic must be one that will generate relevant research for the student affairs profession.

Funding: A maximum of $1,000 will be provided each year to fund the Research Development Grant Program. 

APPLY HERE

Texas Higher Education Faculty in Student Affairs Listserv

TACUSPA joins Sam Houston State University in hosting the Texas Higher Education Faculty in Student Affairs Listserv. The listserv is for faculty in Texas higher education or student affairs graduate programs. 

The list serve is to:

  • Share and exchange contemporary topics impacting faculty of higher education graduate programs
  • Promote professional development offered to faculty of higher education graduate programs
  • Engage faculty of higher education graduate programs in current issues in the profession

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For more information on the Listserv please contact Listserv manager, Dr. Peggy Holzweiss at pholzweiss@shsu.edu

Created by TACUSPA members in 2019: 

Dr. Peggy Holzweiss

Associate Professor

Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling

Sam Houston State University 


Krista Bailey, Ph. D. 

Clinical Associate Professor

Educational Administration and Human Resource Development 

Texas A&M University

Featured Publication


  Ashley D. Spicer-Runnels & Teresa E. Simpson (Ed.)

Developing an Intercultural Responsive Leadership Style for Faculty and Administrators

Editor Description:

College student populations are becoming increasingly more diverse as students from diverse backgrounds have greater access to higher education. Additionally, governing bodies have heightened expectations related to student success, retention, and time to degree, thus holding institutions of higher education more accountable. With a changing student demographic and increased accountability measures, faculty and administrators are seeking effective strategies to enhance intercultural responsiveness among underrepresented populations to support their success.

Hardcover | 2020 | 300 pages
ISBN: 9781799841081



2019-2020 THOMAS MOORMAN FELLOWS

The purpose of the Thomas Moorman Fellowship Program is to provide intensive professional development experience, mentoring, and support to future leaders in the Association and the field of Student Affairs. The Program is funded by the TACUSPA Foundation.

Jordan Bryant, Lamar University

“Student Affairs research is my passion. Becoming the Thomas Moorman Research and Bench-marking Fellow has exposed me to an array of practitioners working on innovative and inclusive research projects within the profession. The experience of being a fellow is allowing me to become an active participant in crafting the future culture of student affairs.”   


Shelby Hearn, Texas A&M University

"The TACUPSA Thomas Moorman Research and Benchmarking Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to experience board meetings in a professional organization and build relationships with professionals in higher education. This experience has been extremely insightful and continues to further my understanding of professional development organizations in higher education."

Karina Ogunlana, Texas State University

“For me, the fellowship means an opportunity to engage with seasoned professionals in the field about how to move forward our association. As decisions are made about how to create community, create a strategic plan, and continue to exist in a world alongside COVID, I am grateful to have been a part of the conversations. I have learned a lot from being in community with the TACUSPA Board. And I know the things I have experience and learned are going to assist me when I transition into future leadership roles.”

CONTEMPORARY RESEARCH

Listed in alphabetical order by member/author.

Health, Safety, and Well-being

  • These Walls Will Talk: Diplomas and the Stories They Tell, R. Montelongo (2018)
  • Medical curriculum enrichment across the life-course using e-Delphi and the community priority index (CPI) ranking algorithm ,Salihu HM, Dongarwar D, Malmberg ED, Harris TB, Thomson, WA. (2019)
  • Advancing Holistic Review for Faculty Recruitment and Advancement,Harris TB, Thomson WA, Moreno NP, Conrad S, White SE, Young GH, Malmberg ED, Weisman B, Monroe ADH (2018)

Student Success

Financial Wellness

Career and Workforce Development

    Policy and Advocacy

    Supporting the Profession

    Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

    Contributing Scholars

    Jenni Bachelder

    Doctoral Graduate Assistant
    Florida State University

    jmb17e@my.fsu.edu

    Melissa Fadler

    Associate Director - Recreational Sports

    Sam Houston State Unviersity

    mfadler@shsu.edu

    Shelby Hearn

    Graduate Assistant
    Texas A&M University

    shelbyhearn@tamu.edu 


    Peggy Holzweiss

    Associate Professor

    Department of Educational Leadership

    Sam Houston State University

    pholzweiss@shsu.edu


    Erik Malmberg

    Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine

    Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

    Baylor College of Medicine


    Barry S. McKinney

    Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Activities

    The University of Texas at San Antonio


    Ricardo Montelongo

    Associate Professor

    Sam Houston State University

    rxm059@shsu.edu


    Christine Self

    Associate Director/Instructor

    Texas Tech University

    christine.self@ttu.edu


    Art L. Simpson, Jr. 

    Former Director Recreational Sports

    Lamar University

    drartsimpson@gmail.com


    Teresa E. Simpson

    Executive Director

    Office of Community Relations, Economic Development and Student Access

    Clinical Instructor, Educational Leadership

    Lamar University

    teresa.simpson@lamar.edu



    Ashley Spicer - Runnels

    Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

    Texas A&M University - San Antonio

    ashley.spicer-runnels@tamusa.edu


    Adam Peck

    Associate Vice President/

    Dean of Student Affairs

    Stephen F. Austin State University

    peckae@sfasu.edu


    Lisa Perez

    Assistant Vice President, Student Life

    Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

    lisa.perez@tamucc.edu



    Elizabeth Wallace

    Director, Student Affairs Retention & Assessment

    Tarleton State University

    wallace@tarleton.edu


    Jerry Wallace

    Assistant Dean

    Director of Advising, Recruitment & Retention

    College of Public Service

    University of Houston - Downtown

    wallacej@uhd.edu

    Jeff Strietzel

    Lecturer, Leadership Studies

    Baylor University

    Jeff_Strietzel@baylor.edu 



    Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators
    tacuspa@tacuspa.net

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