Faculty

Faculty subject to change

 

Don Hossler, PhD
Don Hossler, PhD
Senior Scholar at the Center for Enrollment Research Policy and Practice at USC Rossier and a Distinguished Professor Provost Emeritus of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Indiana University

Professor Hossler teaches course in Organizations and Leadership; Research, Planning, and Accountability; and Retention and Enrollment Management. He has authored or co-authored 23 books and scholarly reports, more than 100 articles and book chapters and about 200 paper presentations. He has also served as vice chancellor for student enrollment services at Indiana University, Bloomington and is the founding director of the Research Center at the National Student Clearinghouse. He has received awards for his research from the American College Personnel Association, the Association for Institutional Research and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Jerome Lucido, PhD
Jerome Lucido, PhD
Associate Dean for Strategic Enrollment Services, Professor of Practice and Executive Director of the Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice at USC Rossier

Professor Lucido’s areas of expertise include college admissions, higher education access and enrollment management. He has played a leading role at the national level in initiatives to improve access for low-income and underrepresented students and to design and execute effective and principled college admission and enrollment management practices. He has also been the chair and a national presenter for the College Board’s Task Force on Admissions in the 21st Century; the Vice Chair of the Commission on Access, Admission, and Success in Higher Education; and a member of the Low Income Task Force. As executive director of the USC Rossier Center for Enrollment Research. Policy and Practice, he oversees the only independent research center in the United States serving admissions and enrollment specialists.

Art Coleman
Art Coleman
Co-founder and managing partner of EducationCounsel, LLC

Professor Coleman is a national leader on issues regarding the educational benefits of diversity, with a particular focus on the ways institutions may consider race, ethnicity, gender and other factors in their admissions, aid and outreach strategies as well as on issues associated with testing and test use. His areas of expertise also include issues affecting the intersection of K-12 and higher education, with a focus on policy and legal issues affecting higher education enrollment decisions.

Kristan Venegas, PhD
Kristan Venegas, PhD
Assistant Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Evaluation and Professor of Clinical Higher Education at USC Rossier

Professor Venegas’ research and teaching has focused on college access and financial aid for low-income students and students of color. Her research has appeared in the Journal of College Admission and in the 4th edition of the Fundamentals of College Admission Counseling. She is also a research associate in the Pullias Center for Higher Education.

Katharine Harrington, PhD
Katharine Harrington, PhD
Vice President for Admissions and Planning at University of Southern California

As vice president of admissions and planning at USC, Professor Harrington oversees USC’s enrollment activities, including admission, financial aid, academic records and the registrar. She works closely with the provost and others on budget and planning related to tuition revenue, retention and financial aid, and with academic units to continue the improvement of retention, and graduation rates. She also oversees USC’s institutional research activities including the collection, analysis, and reporting of data on institutional quality and outcomes. Previously served as dean of admission and financial aid and as associate vice provost for academic programs and director of undergraduate retention. In this role she helped administer academic programs across the university, served as the provost’s liaison for the arts schools, and was instrumental in the tremendous improvement in USC’s graduation rates.

DeAngela Burns-Wallace, EdD
DeAngela Burns-Wallace, EdD
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies at University of Kansas

Professor Burns-Wallace’s research focuses on issues of access and success for students of color and low-income students throughout higher education as well as equity-minded leadership. She was selected as an American Council on Education Fellow for the 2013–14 academic year. In this capacity she worked directly with presidents and other senior leaders, observing how the institution and its leaders address strategic planning, resource allocation, development, policy and other issues and challenges. Professor Burns-Wallace holds a dual bachelor’s degree in international relations and African American studies from Stanford University, a Master in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University and a doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania.

Robert Massa, PhD
Robert Massa, PhD
Senior Vice President for Enrollment and Institution Planning at Drew University

Professor Massa has served in admissions, financial aid, marketing and enrollment management for 44 years. He is often cited in the Chronicle of Higher Education and has published widely in the field of college admissions and enrollment management and has been active as an instructor and journal editor in national organizations for admissions and financial aid professionals. He was formerly the chief enrollment officer at Johns Hopkins University, Dickinson College and Drew University and the chief marketing officer at Lafayette College.

Paul Dieken, EdD
Paul Dieken, EdD
Senior Associate Director for Financial Aid at University of Southern California

Professor Dieken has worked in higher education for 24 years in enrollment services, focusing on financial aid policy for undergraduate and graduate students. A two-time alumnus of USC Rossier (PASA and EdD), he wrote his doctoral dissertation on the effect of student loan debt on graduate students in master’s programs. His goal is finding ways to link academic research with actual practice in financial aid offices.