College of Education & Human Services

Scholarly Publications

Masculinities in Higer Education Masculinities in Higher Education: Theoretical and Practical Considerations

Edited by Jason A. Laker and Tracy Davis

Masculinities in Higher Education  provides empirical evidence, theoretical support, and developmental interventions for educators working with college men both in and out of the classroom. The critical philosophical perspective of the text challenges the status-quo and offers theoretically sound educational strategies to successfully promote men’s learning and development. Contesting dominant discourses about men and masculinities and binary notions of privilege and oppression, the contributors examine the development and identity of men in higher education today. This edited collection analyzes the nuances of lived identities, intersections between identities, ways in which individuals participate in co-constructing identities, and in turn how these identities influence culture.  Masculinities in Higher Education  is a uniqu e resource for graduate students and professional post-secondary educators looking for strategies to effectively promote college men’s learning and development.

Text and Photo: Routlege Taylor & Francis Group


Developing Social Justice Allies Developing Social Justice Allies

Co-Edited by Tracy Davis

The fiftieth anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision (1954) called us as student affairs professionals to reconsider and reaffirm our commitment to social justice. This issue is a call to action to student affairs professionals who are working as social justice allies, those with a commitment to make their college campuses a place where all community members are respected, validated, and fostered in developing their full potential.

This issue encourages the development of ally attitudes and action in both students and student affairs colleagues. It first presents the conceptual foundation for social justice ally development and then covers in depth the strategies for the development of social justice behaviors in specific dominant group members. In each case, we have intentionally enlisted voices of authors who identify with the dominant and target groups on which the chapter focuses.

This is the 110th volume of the Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly report series New Directions for Student Services . An indispensable resource for vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student counselors, and other student services professionals, New Directions for Student Services   offers guidelines and programs for aiding students in their total development: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.

Text and Photo: Jossey-Bass  


The Journal of College and University Student Housing Special Issue: Promoting Learning and Development with College Men

Edited by Tracy Davis and Shaun Harper


There has been increasing attention given to men's development over the past few decades.  The discourse has ranged from superficial stories in national media regarding dwindling enrollments to more scholarly interrogation of underlying factors. This special issue will include empirical evidence, theoretical support, and developmental interventions for educators working with men in the context of college and university student housing. Special Issue editors Tracy Davis and Shaun Harper contend that the current discourses regarding men and masculinities are stagnated by an overly simplistic view of privilege and oppression, as well as "essentialized" constructions of identity.  As a result, educational practice has not effectively incorporated an analysis of the nuances of lived identities, intersections between identities, contextual influences on the performance of identities, and in turn how these impact residence life cultures. Submissions for this special issue have been received, and the issue is due to be published in Spring 2012.

Text and Photo: ACUHO-I