Educational Studies

 Sarah Schoper

Sarah Schoper

Assistant Professor

Horrabin Hall 115B
309-298-1183
SE-Schoper@wiu.edu

Curriculum Vitae»

Sarah Schoper is an Assistant Professor of College Student Personnel (CSP) in the Department of Education Studies. Sarah worked for ten years a practitioner at various institutions in the areas of: fraternity and sorority life, student activities, new student programs, commuter affairs, and leadership programs. Her research interests include transformative learning and self-authorship theory for graduate students, new and current professionals, and first generation college students.

Sarah has published in Oracle, the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs, was a contributing author to Learning Reconsidered 2, co-author a chapter on promoting critical thinking in higher education, and publishes on the scholarship of teaching and learning as related to social media. Sarah has served on ACPA--College Educators International's Taskforce for Professional Competencies, was a Directorate on the Commission for Administrative Leadership, and currently serves as a Directorate for the Commission on Professional Preparation.

Sarah frequently presents at professional conferences and consults with colleges and universities regarding transformative learning (learning outcomes, environmental conditions that promote learning, and how to assess learning). She serves as an expert presenter for the American Student Government Association (ASGA), the Harbor Institute, and is an invited blogger for The Student Affairs Collective.

In 2013, she was selected as an Annuit Coeptis Emerging Scholar (ACPA), and in 2015 she received a grant from the Commission for Student Involvement to explore the role of a student organization in the transition process for first generation college students.