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Tricia Shalka

Associate Professor

Educational Leadership

PhD, The Ohio State University (higher education and student affairs)
MA, University of Maryland (counseling and personnel services)
BA, Dartmouth College (English)


Tricia Shalka is a faculty member in the Warner School's higher education program. Shalka’s primary research investigates the impacts of traumatic experience(s) on college students, including how trauma shapes students’ identity development, relationships, and navigations through educational environments. Shalka has been nationally recognized for her outstanding scholarship as a recipient of the ACPA (College Student Educators International) Emerging Scholar Award as well as the ACUI Distinguished Faculty Award. In 2021, she was presented with the University of Rochester’s G. Graydon ‘58 and Jane W. Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Nontenured Member of the Faculty.

Shalka has published in numerous journals including the Review of Higher Education, the Journal of College Student Development, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Journal of American College Health, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, About Campus, and Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning. She is co-editor of a New Directions for Student Services volume titled Trauma-Informed Practice in Student Affairs: Multidimensional Considerations for Care, Healing, and Wellbeing. Finally, she is the author of the forthcoming book Cultivating Trauma-Informed Practice in Student Affairs that will be released in fall 2023.

Additionally, Shalka brings over a decade of experience working in higher education administration that actively informs her teaching and research. She has previously worked in institutional assessment, residential life, fraternity and sorority life, and development and alumni relations.