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Tricia Shalka

Tricia Shalka

Assistant Professor
Educational Leadership
LeChase Hall 412
(585) 275-0048
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 an assistant professor in the Warner School's higher education program. Shalka’s primary research investigates the impacts of traumatic experience(s) on college students, particularly in terms of developmental outcomes.  Her most recent work in this area explores the intersection of identity development and trauma in college students.  She also maintains a secondary research interest in the internationalization of higher education with a particular emphasis on the experiences of international students in American colleges and universities.  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 Chester A. Berry Scholar Award.
Shalka has published in various journals including the Review of Higher Educationthe Journal of College Student DevelopmentInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Journal of American College Health, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, and About Campus. She also contributed chapters in Contested Issues in Troubled Times: Student Affairs Dialogues on Equity, Civility, and Safety (Stylus, 2019) and Leadership for a Better World: Understanding the Social Change Model of Leadership Development (Jossey-Bass, 2017). 
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.

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