Higher education expert to reflect on impact of college on students March 22
Higher education expert to reflect on impact of college on students March 22March 16, 2007Patrick Farrellpmfarrel@syr.edu
Patrick T. Terenzini, Distinguished Professor of Education at the Higher Education Program and senior scientist at the Center of Higher Education at Pennsylvania State University, will present “Rethinking What We Know About the Effects of College on Our Students” on Thursday, March 22, at 4 p.m. in Rooms 304 A, B and C in the Hildegarde and J. Myer Schine Student Center. The lecture, part of the School of Education’s Centennial Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.
Terenzini’s research examines the effects of college on student learning and development, persistence and educational attainment, and the college experience and outcomes for low-income and first-generation students. He and his colleagues have also done extensive research on learning among undergraduate engineering students. He is a former editor in chief of New Directions for Institutional Research, associate editor of Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research and editorial board member for The Review of Higher Education. Terenzini has been a consulting editor for Research in Higher Education for more than 20 years.
Terenzini has 30 years of experience in higher education as a teacher, researcher and administrator. Before coming to Penn State, Terenzini held administrative and/or teaching positions at Dean College (MA), Syracuse University, the University at Albany and the University of Georgia. He has published 100 articles in refereed journals and made numerous invited presentations at national and international scholarly and professional conferences.