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Lynch School of Education

Heather Rowan-Kenyon

associate professor
educational leadership and higher education department

Heather Rowan-Kenyon

Email
Campion Hall
Room 227
617.552.4797

Bio

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

EDUCATION
Ph.D., University of Maryland, Education Policy and Leadership
M.A., Bowling Green State University, College Student Personnel

EXPERTISE/INTERESTS
College access and student success, persistence in college for low-income students.

HONORS/AWARDS
Editorial Board, Journal of College Student Development Emerging Scholar Award, American College Personnel Association, 2008

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Jones, S.R., Rowan-Kenyon, H.T., Ireland, S. M.*, Niehaus, E.*, & Skendall, K. C.* (2012). The meaning students make as participants in short-term immersion programs.  Journal of College Student Development, 53, 201-220.

Rowan-Kenyon, H.T., Swan, A.*, & Shoffner, M. (2012). Social cognitive factors, support and engagement: Early adolescents’ math interests as precursors to choice of career. Career Development Quarterly, 60, 1-14.

Rowan-Kenyon, H.T., & Niehaus, E.* (2011).  One year later: The influence of short-term study abroad experiences on students.  Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 48, 213-228. Submitted June 3, 2010. 

Rowan-Kenyon, Perna, L.W., Swan, A.* (2011).  Restructuring opportunity: The role of school context in shaping high school students’ occupational aspirations. Career Development Quarterly, 59, 330-344. 

Fries-Britt, S., Rowan-Kenyon, H.T., Perna, L.W., Gerald, D., & Milem, J. (2011). Underrepresentation in the academy and the institutional climate for faculty diversity. Journal of the Professoriate, 5(1), 1-34.

Bell, A.D., Rowan-Kenyon, H.T., Perna, L.W.  (2009). College knowledge of 9th and 11th grade students: Variation by school and state context.  Journal of Higher Education, 80, 663-685.

Rowan-Kenyon, H.T., Bell, A., & Perna, L.W. (2008). Contextual influences on parental involvement in college going: Variations by socioeconomic class.  Journal of Higher Education, 79, 564-586.

Rowan-Kenyon, H.T., Soldner, M., & Inkelas, K.K.  (2008).  The contributions of living-learning programs on developing sense of civic engagement in undergraduate students. NASPA Journal, 44, 750-778.

Perna, L. W., Rowan-Kenyon, H.T., Bell, A., Thomas, S.L., & Li, C. (2008). A typology of federal and state programs designed to promote college enrollment. Journal of Higher Education, 79, 243-267.

Perna, L.W., Rowan-Kenyon, H.T., Thomas, S.L., Bell, A., Anderson, R., & Li, C. (2008).  The role of college counseling in shaping college opportunity: Variations across high schools.  The Review of Higher Education, 31, 131-159.

Perna, L. W., Fries-Britt, S. L., Gerald, D. S., Rowan-Kenyon, H., & Milem, J. F. (2008). Underrepresentation in the academy: A study of race equity in three southern states. Journal of the Professoriate, 3 (1), 5-28.

Rowan-Kenyon, H.T., (2007).  Predictors of Delayed College Enrollment and the Impact of Socioeconomic Status.  Journal of Higher Education, 78, 188-214.

* Graduate student co-author

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