Recent Publications

Developmental Education Reform

Park, T., Woods, C., Tandberg, D., Richard, K., Cig, O., Hu, S., & Bertrand Jones, T. (2016). Examining student success following developmental education redesign in Florida. Teachers College Record.

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Hu, S., Park, T. J., Woods, C. S., Tandberg, D. A., Richard, K., & Hankerson, D. (2016). Investigating developmental and college-level course enrollment and passing before and after Florida’s developmental education reform (REL 2017–203). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast. Retrieved from http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs.

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Hu, S., Richard, K., Woods, C., Nix, S., Tandberg, D. A., Park, T., & Bertrand Jones, T. (2016). Adapting to Change: Administrators’ Perceptions of the Second Year of Developmental Education Reform in the Florida College System. Tallahassee, FL: Center for Postsecondary Success.

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Hu, S., Bertrand Jones, T., Brower, R., Nix, A., Martindale, S., Rahming, S., Park, T., & Tandberg, D. A. (2016). Learning to Adapt: Lessons from the Second Year of Developmental Education Reform at Florida College System Institutions. Tallahassee, FL: Center for Postsecondary Success.

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Hu, S., Park, T., Woods, C., Richard, K., Tandberg, D. A., & Bertrand Jones, T. (2016). Probability of Success: Evaluation of Florida’s Developmental Education Redesign Based on Cohorts of First-Time-In-College Students from 2009-10 to 2014-15. Tallahassee, FL: Center for Postsecondary Success.

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Park, T. J., Woods, C. S., Richard, K., Tandberg, D. A., Hu, S., Bertrand Jones, T. (2016). When developmental education is optional, what will students do? A preliminary analysis of survey data on student course enrollment decisions in an environment of increased choice. Innovative Higher Education, 41, 221-236.

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Park, T. J., Tandberg, D. A., Hu, S., Hankerson, D. (2016). One policy, disparate reactions: Institutional responses in Florida’s developmental education reform. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 40(10), 824-837.

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Hu, S., Bertrand Jones, T., Brower, R., Park, T., Tandberg, D., Nix, A., Rahming, S., & Martindale, S. (2015). Learning from the Ground Up: Developmental Education Reform at Florida College System Institutions. Tallahassee, FL: Center for Postsecondary Success.

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Hu, S., Woods, C., Richard, K., Tandberg, D., Park, T., & Bertrand Jones, T. (2015). Diving into the Deep End: How State College Administrators in Florida Describe the First Year of Developmental Education Reform. Tallahassee, FL: Center for Postsecondary Success.

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Hu, S., Park, T., Woods, C., Tandberg, D., Bertrand Jones, T., Hankerson, D., & Richard, K. (2015). How Students Make Course Enrollment Decisions in an Era of Increased Choice: Results from a Survey of Enrollment Patterns and Choice Factors. Tallahassee, FL: Center for Postsecondary Success.

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Hu, S., Park, T., Tandberg, D., Hankerson, D., Collins, R., & Nix, A. (2014). Florida developmental education reform: Responses from the leaders of Florida College System institutions. Tallahassee, FL: Center for Postsecondary Success.

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Hu, S., Tandberg, D. A., Park, T., Nix, A., Collins, R., & Hankerson, D. (2014). Florida developmental education reform: What do the Florida College System institutions plan to do? Tallahassee, FL: Center for Postsecondary Success.

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Hu, S., Tandberg, D.A., Park, T., Nix, A. Collins, R. & Hankerson, D. (2014). Policy Brief 1, Developmental education reform in Florida: Perceptions of institutional leaders and plans for institutional actions. Tallahassee, FL: Center for Postsecondary Success.

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Woods, C.S., Richard, K., Park, T. Tandberg, D.A., Hu, S., & Bertrand Jones, T. (2016). Academic advising, remedial courses, and legislative mandates: An exploration of academic advising in Florida community colleges with optional developmental education. Innovative Higher Education, doi:10.1007/s10755-016-9385-4.

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Pathways to College Degrees

Perez-Felkner, L. (2015). Perceptions and resilience in underrepresented students’ pathways to college. Teachers College Record, 117(8), 1-60.

Perez-Felkner, L. (2015). Perceptions Matter: How Schools Can Enhance Underrepresented Students’ Resilience on the Rocky Path to College. Tallahassee, FL: Center for Postsecondary Success.

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Perez-Felkner, L. (2012). Educational aspirations: Understanding social inequality in higher education and careers. Pathfinder (4), 5-8.

Perez-Felkner, L., Hedberg, E. C., & Schneider, B. (2011). The changing landscape: Enhancing the public school option for Black youth. In D. Slaughter-Defoe, H. Stevenson, E. Arrington, & D. J. Johnson (Eds.), Black educational choice: Assessing the private and public alternatives to traditional K-12 public schools (pp. 234-254). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Press.

State Financial Aid Programs

Zhang, L., Hu, S., Sun, L., & Pu, S. (2016). The effect of Florida’s Bright Futures program on college choice: A regression discontinuity approach. Journal of Higher Education, 87, 115-146.

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Zhang, L., Hu, S., & Sensenig, V. (2013). The effect of Florida’s Bright Futures Program on college enrollment and degree production: An aggregated-level analysis. Research in Higher Education, 54, 746-764.

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Hu, S., Trengove, M., & Zhang, L. (2012). Toward a greater understanding of the effects of state merit aid programs: Examining existing evidence and exploring future research direction. In J. C. Smart, & M. B. Paulsen (Eds.), Higher education: Handbook of theory and research (pp. 291-334). New York: Springer.

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Private Scholarship Programs

Hu, S. (2011). Scholarship awards, student engagement, and leadership capacity of college graduates. Journal of Higher Education, 82, 511-534.

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St John, E. P., Hu, S., & Fisher, A. F. (2011). Breaking through the access barrier: Academic capital formation informing policy in higher education. New York: Routledge.

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Hu, S. (2010). Scholarship awards, college choice, and student engagement in college activities. Journal of College Student Development, 51, 151-162.

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Hu, S., & Ma, Y. (2010). Mentoring and student persistence in college: A study of the Washington State Achievers program. Innovative Higher Education, 35, 329-341.

Williams, K., Hu, S., & St. John, E. P. (2008). The influence of public funding strategies on enrollment of low-income, high-achieving African American students. In E. P. St. John (Ed.), Resources, assets, and strengths among successful diverse students: Understanding the contributions of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (pp. 179-200). New York: AMS Press.

St. John, E. P., & Hu, S. (2007). School reform, scholarship guarantees, and college enrollment: A study of the Washington State Achievers program. In E. P. St. John (Ed.), Confronting educational inequality: Reframing, building understanding, and making change. Reading on equal education (pp. 351-385). New York: AMS Press.

St. John, E. P., & Hu, S. (2006). The impact of guarantees on financial aid on college enrollment: An evaluation of the Washington State Achievers program. In E. P. St. John (Ed.), Public policy and educational opportunity: School reforms, postsecondary encouragement, and state policies on postsecondary education. Reading on equal education (pp. 213-257). New York: AMS Press.

Performance Funding

Hillman, N., Tandberg, D. A., & Fryar, A. H. (2015). Evaluating the impacts of ‘new’ performance funding in higher education. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 37(4), 501-519.p>

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Tandberg, D. A., Hillman, N., & Barakat, M. (2014). State higher education performance funding for community colleges: Diverse effects and policy implications. Teachers College Record, 116(12), 1-31.

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Hillman, N. W., Tandberg, D. A., & Gross, J. P. K. (2014). Performance funding in higher education: Do financial incentives impact college completions? The Journal of Higher Education, 85(6), 826-857.

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Tandberg, D. A., & Hillman, N. W. (2014). State higher education performance funding: Data, outcomes and policy implications. Journal of Education Finance, 39(3), 222-242.

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Hillman, N. W., Tandberg, D. A., & Gross, J. P. K. (2014). Market-based higher education: Does Colorado’s voucher model improve higher education access and efficiency? Research in Higher Education, 55(6), 601-625.

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Volkwein, J. F., & Tandberg, D. A. (2008). Measuring up: Examining the connections among state structural characteristics, regulatory practices, and performance. Research in Higher Education, 49(2), 180-197.

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The Community College Baccalaureate (CCB)

Park, T. J., Tandberg, D., Shim, H. K., Hu, S., & Herrington, C. (in press). Community college teacher education baccalaureate programs: Increasing teacher education degree production and diversity?. Educational Policy.

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State Postsecondary Finance Innovations and Support of Higher Education

Lacy, T. A., & Tandberg, D. A. (2014). Rethinking policy diffusion: The interstate spread of state finance “innovations.”. Research in Higher Education, 55, 627-649.

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McLendon, M., Tandberg, D. A., & Hillman, N. (2014). Financing the college opportunity: Factors influencing state spending on financial and campus appropriations, 1990 through 2010. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 655(1), 143-162.

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Hillman, N. W., Tandberg, D. A., & Gross, J. P. K. (2014). The Efficacy of Vouchers in Higher Education: The Case of Colorado. WISCAPE Policy Brief.

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Hillman, N. W., Tandberg, D. A., & Gross, J. P. K. (2014). The Efficacy of Vouchers in Higher Education: The Case of Colorado. WISCAPE Policy Brief.

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Tandberg, D. A. (2013). The conditioning role of state higher education governance structures. The Journal of Higher Education, 84(4), 506-543.

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Tandberg, D. A., & Griffith, C. (2013). State support of higher education: Data, measures, findings and directions for future research. In Smart, John C., & Paulsen, Michael B. (Eds.), Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research, v. 28 (pp. 613-685). The Netherlands: Springer.

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Ness, E., & Tandberg, D. A. (2013). The determinants of state spending on higher education: How capital project funding differs from general fund appropriations. The Journal of Higher Education, 84(3), 329-362.

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Tandberg, D. A., & Ness, E. (2011). State capital expenditures for higher education: ‘Where the real politics happens.’. Journal of Education Finance, 36(4), 394-423.

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Tandberg, D. A. (2010). Interest groups and governmental institutions: The politics of state funding of public higher education. Educational Policy, 24(5), 735-778.

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Tandberg, D. A. (2010). Politics, interest groups and state funding of public higher education. Research in Higher Education, 51(5), 416-450.

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Tandberg, D. A. (2008). The politics of state higher education funding. Higher Education in Review, 5, 1-36.

Tandberg, D. A., McLendon, M. K., & Fowles, J. T. (submitted). The governor and the state higher education executive officer: How the relationship shapes state financial support for higher education. The Journal of Higher Education.

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Fowles, J., Tandberg, D. A., & Lacy, A. (submitted). Even keel or balance wheel? Assessing the relationships between agency politicization, centralization, and volatility in state higher education appropriations. Review of Higher Education.

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Tandberg, D. A., McLendon, M. K., & Fowles, J. T. (submitted). The governor and the state higher education executive officer: How the relationship shapes state financial support for higher education. The Journal of Higher Education.

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Institutional Policies Affecting Student Success

Brower, R. L., Cox, B. E., & Hampton, A. (2016). No adult left behind: Student affairs practices targeting adult undergraduates. ACPA Developments, 14(2).

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Cox, B. E., Reason, R. D., Tobolowksy, B. F., Underwood, R. B., Luczyk, S., Nix, S., Dean, J., & Wetherell, T. K. (2012). Linking institutional policies to student success: Initial results from a five-state pilot study. Tallahassee, FL: Center for Higher Education Research, Teaching, and Innovation.

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Tobolowsky, B. T., McClellan, R., & Cox, B. E. (2014). Opposing forces: An organizational view of transfer policies and practices. College Student Affairs Journal, 32(1), 67-80.

Tobolowsky, B. T. & Cox, B. E. (2012). Rationalizing neglect: An institutional response to transfer students. Journal of Higher Education, 83(3), 389-410.

Faculty Behaviors Affecting Student Success

Cox, B. E. (2012). A developmental typology of faculty-student interaction outside of the classroom. In S. Hu & S. Li (Eds.), Understanding college student experiences and outcomes: A typological approach. New Directions for Institutional Research, 49-66.

Cox, B. E., McIntosh, K. L., Reason, R. D., & Terenzini, P. T. (2011). A culture of teaching: Policy, perception, and practice in higher education. Research in Higher Education, 52(8), 808-829.

Reason, R. D., Cox, B. E., Lutovsky Quaye, B. R., & Terenzini, P. T. (2010). Faculty and institutional factors that promote student encounters with difference in first-year courses. Review of Higher Education, 33(3), 391-414.

Cox, B. E., McIntosh, K. L., Terenzini, P. T., Reason, R. D., & Lutovsky Quaye, B. R. (2010). Pedagogical signals of faculty approachability: Factors shaping faculty-student interaction outside the classroom. Research in Higher Education, 51(8), 767-788.

Cox, B. E. & Orehovec, E. (2007). Faculty-student interaction outside the classroom: A typology from a residential college. Review of Higher Education, 30(4), 343-362.

Student Engagement and College Outcomes

Cox, B. E., Reason, R. D., Nix, S. & Schwab, M. (2016). Life happens (outside of college): Non-college life-events and students’ likelihood of on-time graduation. Research in Higher Education, 57(7), 823-844.

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Rettig, J. & Hu, S. (2016). College sport participation and student educational experiences and selected outcomes. Journal of College Student Development, 57(4), 428-446.

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Hu, S., & McCormick, A. (2012). An engagement-based student typology and its relationship to college outcomes. Research in Higher Education, 53, 738-754.

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Hu, S., McCormick, A., & Gonyea, R. (2012). Examining the relationship between student learning and persistence. Innovative Higher Education, 37, 387-395.

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Hu, S. (2011). Reconsidering the relationship between student engagement and persistence in college. Innovative Higher Education, 36 (2), 97-106.

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Gayles, J. G. & Hu, S. (2009). The influence of student engagement and sport participation on college outcomes among division-I student athletes. Journal of Higher Education, 80, 315-333.

Student Engagement and Labor Market Outcomes

Hu, S., & Wolniak, G. (2013). College student engagement and early career earnings: Differences by gender, race/ethnicity, and academic preparation. Review of Higher Education, 36, 211-233.

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Hu, S., & Wolniak, G. (2010). Initial evidence of the influence of college student engagement on early career earnings. Research in Higher Education, 51, 750-766.

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Mixed-Reality-Integrated Immersive Learning

Ke, F., Xie, K., & Xie, Y. (2016). Game-based learning engagement: A theory- and data-driven exploration. British Journal of Educational Technology, 47(6), 1183-1201.

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Ke, F., & Hsu, Y. (2015). Mobile augmented-reality artifact design as a component of mobile computer-supported collaborative learning. The Internet and Higher Education, 26, 33-41.

Inclusive Design of E-Learning

Ke, F., & Chávez, A. F. (2013). Web-based teaching and learning across culture and age. New York: Springer.

Gender Disparities in STEM Education and Careers

Nix, S., Perez-Felkner, L., & Thomas, K. (2015). Perceived mathematical ability under challenge: A longitudinal perspective on sex segregation among STEM degree fields. Frontiers in Psychology, 6.
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Perez-Felkner, L. (2015). Achievement differences and gender. In R. Gunstone (Ed.), Encyclopedia of science education (pp. 9-10). The Netherlands: Springer.

Perez-Felkner, L. (2015). Attitude differences and gender. In R. Gunstone (Ed.), Encyclopedia of science education (pp. 93-94): The Netherlands: Springer.

Perez-Felkner, L., McDonald, S.-K., & Schneider, B. L. (2014). What happens to high-achieving females after high school? Gender and persistence on the postsecondary STEM pipeline. In I. Schoon & J. S. Eccles (Eds.), Gender differences in aspirations and attainment: A life course perspective (pp. 285-320). Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.

Perez-Felkner, L., McDonald, S.-K., Schneider, B., & Grogan, E. (2012). Female and male adolescents’ subjective orientations to mathematics and their influence on postsecondary majors. Developmental Psychology, 48(6), 1658–1673.

Cross-National, Institutional, and Racial-Ethnic Variation in STEM Higher Education

Schneider, B., Milesi, C., Perez-Felkner, L., Brown, K., & Gutin, I. (2015). Does the gender gap in STEM majors vary by field and institutional selectivity? Teachers College Record.

Perez-Felkner, L. C., Nix, S., & Magalhaes, M. (presented 2015). Rural poverty and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) gender segregation in Cambodia. Paper presented at Annual Meeting, Association for the Study of Higher Education, Denver, CO.

Perez-Felkner, L. C., Thomas, K., Nix, S., & Hopkins, J. (presented 2014). Are two-year colleges the key to expanding the scientific labor force? Unpacking gender and racial-ethnic gaps in undergraduate STEM degrees. Paper presented at Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington, DC.

Minority Serving Institutions

Flores, S. M., Park, T. J., Baker, D. (in press). The Racial College Completion Gap Evidence from Texas. Journal of Higher Education.

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Flores, S. M., & Park, T. J. (2015). The effect of enrolling in a minority-serving institution for Black and Hispanic students in Texas. Research in Higher Education, 56, 247–276.

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Park, T.J., & Flores, S.M. (2014). MSI degree completion: Using data for fair comparisons. MSIs Unplugged: A Research Outline for the Center for Minority Serving Institutions at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Flores, S. M., & Park, T. J. (2013). Race, Ethnicity, and College Success: Examining the Continued Significance of the Minority-Serving Institution. Education Researcher, 42(3), 115-128.

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Black Women in Higher Education

Bertrand Jones, T., & Osborne-Lampkin, L. (2013). Black female faculty success and early career professional development. Negro Educational Review, 64(1-4), 59-75.

Bertrand Jones, T., Wilder, J. A., & Osborne-Lampkin, L. (2013). Employing a Black feminist approach to doctoral advising: Preparing Black women for the professoriate. Journal of Negro Education, 82(3), 326-338.

Wilder, J. A., Bertrand Jones, T., & Osborne-Lampkin, L. (2013). A profile of Black women in the 21st century academy: Still learning from the “outsider-within”. Journal of Research Initiatives, 1(1), 27-38.

Davis, D. J., Reynolds, R., & Bertrand Jones, T. (2012). Promoting the inclusion of tenure earning Black women in academe: Lessons for leaders in education. Florida Journal of Educational Administration & Policy, 5(1), 28-41.

College Students with Autism

Cox, B. E., Mintz, A., Locks, T., Thompson, K., Anderson, A., Morgan, L., Edelstein, J., & Wolz, A. (2015, April). College students with autism: Bridges and barriers to postsecondary success. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Full text of the AERA paper is available here; slides are available here.

Anderson, A., Cox, B. E., & Edelstein, J. (2015, May). Students with high functioning Autism and communication through online forums. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, Fort Lauderdale.

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Professoriate

Park, T. J., Braxton, J. M., & Lyken-Segosebe, D. (2015). Types of Faculty Scholars in Community Colleges. In John M. Braxton (Ed.), New Directions for Community Colleges: Community College Faculty Scholarship (pp. 15-19). New York: Wiley.

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Park, T. J., & Braxton, J. M. (2013). Scholarly identities of college and university faculty members. Journal of Higher Education, 84(3), 301-328.

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Park, T. J. (2011). Academic capitalism and its impact on the American professoriate. Journal of the Professoriate, 6(1), 94-99.

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Park, T. J. (2011). Do faculty members get what they deserve? A review of the literature surrounding the determinants of salary, promotion, and tenure. Journal of the Professoriate, 6(1), 28-47.

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