American College Personnel Association Names Wall 2008 Emerging Scholar

Andrew Wall, assistant professor in educational leadership at the Warner School, has been named an Emerging Scholar by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). The Emerging Scholars Program, implemented in 1999, provides promising new faculty and practitioner scholars with mentoring and support to further develop research skills and pursue research initiatives of interest to ACPA.

Emerging Scholars are selected annually by the ACPA Senior Scholars and serve a two-year term. As an Emerging Scholar, Wall will attend a research institute and work with one or more Senior Scholars on research projects, and as a culmination of this work, he will present his research at the Emerging Scholar Research Symposium held at the Annual Convention.

Wall’s research interests and evaluation work center around the uses of quantitative and qualitative data to inform policy in higher education. With funding from various grants, he has examined alcohol abuse prevention, recent teacher graduates, state education funding formulas, and changing organizational dimensions of higher education. His recently published research focuses on assessment in higher education, college student health and safety, educational funding and adequacy, and the organizational nature of higher education.

Wall earned a doctorate in higher education policy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In his dissertation, he developed and conducted an innovative evaluation of an online health curriculum.

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