Dr. Rishi Sriram, graduate program director in the Department of Educational Administration in the Baylor School of Education, has been selected as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of College Student Development (JCSD).
JCSD is a higher-education student affairs journal published and founded by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).
Sriram applied in November 2014 and was chosen as a member this spring. Members are chosen from a pool of applicants from public and private universities nationwide. Through serving on this board, Sriram hopes to bring awareness to university programs that affect college student affairs.
“Through my work with JCSD, I will have the opportunity to speak to matters concerning our institutions of higher education and college student success,” Sriram said. “I want to continue to speak about how the people, policies and programs of our colleges can make profound differences in college student retention, engagement, achievement and learning.”
According to the ACPA website, “The Journal of College Student Development (JCSD) is one of the world’s leading journals on higher education. Subscribers include the members of ACPA-College Student Educators International, individuals (subscriptions available through Johns Hopkins University Press), and academic libraries (as JCSD or Project Muse subscribers).”
Sriram’s research interests at Baylor include student affairs, collaboration between academic and student affairs, retention, engagement, teaching and learning. He feels that his work at Baylor has prepared him for this role.
“I am honored to be considered worthy of serving as a member of the editorial board,” Sriram said. “Beyond personal recognition, this position brings more attention to the great programs of Baylor’s School of Education, including our new Ph.D. in Higher Education Studies & Leadership,” he said.
Sriram also serves on the editorial/review boards for the College Student Affairs Journal, the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, the Journal of The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, the Journal of College and University Student Housing, ACPA’s Developments. He also serves as Director of Research for the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators.
Sriram served for eight years as Baylor’s Assistant Dean for Student Learning and Engagement, where he developed living-learning programs and established a faculty-in-residence program at Baylor. Sriram is assistant professor in Higher Education and Student Affairs and faculty master in Baylor’s Brooks Residential College.
By Kate McGuire
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