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Student Life Professionals Present at 2019 NASPA Annual Conference

The Division of Student Life & Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Tennessee is represented among eight different presentation sessions at the 2019 NASPA Annual Conference, March 9-13, in Los Angeles, California.

Presentations were provided by our graduate students, Student Life professionals, and University of Tennessee faculty.


2019 NASPA Presentations 

Generating and Effectively Using Qualitative Assessment Data

Monday, March 11 – 3:40 PM – 4:30 PM | 502 A – LA Convention Center
Dr. J. Patrick Biddix (UTK), Anne Lundquist, Melissa Brown (UTK), Madison Merrifield (UTK), Jheri Wills (UTK), MaryKate Jacobs (UTK), and Nick Grant (UTK)

Yes, She Could & Yes, She Can: Using Historical Perspective to Encourage Resilience in Differently-Abled Women

Tuesday, March 12 – 10:10 AM – 11: AM | Plaza III – JW Marriott LA Live
Madison Merrifield (UTK)

The Fault In Our Scars: Validating Student Survivors for Success

Tuesday, March 12 – 12:20 PM – 1:10 PM | 308AB – LA Convention Center
Madison Merrifield (UTK) and Erica Lee

The First 365 Days | Confessions of a New Dean of Students

Tuesday, March 12 – 12:20 PM – 1:10 PM | Plaza III – JW Marriott LA Live
Dr. Shea Kidd-Houze (UTK)

Integrative Ethical Education: A Framework for Student Affairs Practitioners to Develop Personally and Socially Responsible Student Leaders

Tuesday, March 12 – 1:25 PM – 2:05 PM | Atrium III – JW Marriott
Drew T. Ashby-King (UTK) and Dr. Karen D. Boyd (UTK)

Aspire and Resist: Underrepresented Students’ Post-Graduate Experiences

Tuesday, March 12 – 2:30 PM – 3:20 | Gold 1 – JW Marriott LA Live
Shanna E. Smith (UTK), Dorian L. McCoy (UTK), Courtney L. Luedke, Jamila Lee-Johnson, and Rachelle Winkle-Wagner

Empowering Student Organizations to Manage Free Speech and Controversial Events

Tuesday, March 12 – 2:30 PM -3:20 PM | 501 C – LA Convention Center
Tess Barker, Jordan Smith-Porter (UTK), and MaryKate Jacobs (UTK)

Student Leadership & Critical Race Theory: An Exploration of African American Student Success

Tuesday, March 12 – 3:40 – 4:30 | Plaza III – JW Marriott LA Live
Nick Grant (UTK) and Dorian L. McCoy (UTK)