College of Education and Human Development
Dafina-Lazarus Stewart, Ph.D
Higher Education and Student Affairs
330 Education Bldg
HESA Faculty since 2005
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2001
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1998
B.A., Kalamazoo College, 1995
Over the past year, I have been collecting archival data and oral histories related to the experiences of Black Americans who attended college at one of the institutions of the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) between 1945 and 1965. Issues of motivation, persistence, social integration, as well as institutional and local climates have been my primary foci.
My scholarly interests include issues pertinent to democratizing higher education insttutions for underrepresented students. This focus is comprised of four interrelated aspects: 1) identity intersectionality in student development; 2) history and philosophy of higher education; 3) diversity and social justice in higher education and student affairs; and 4) educational outcomes and co-curricular engagement for underrepresented students in higher education.
Teaching at BGSU
CSP 6010: Foundations and Functions of College Student Personnel
CSP 6020: Theory and Assessment of College Student Development
CSP 6030: Theory and Assessment of Educational Environments
CSP 6035: Multicultural Competence in Student Affairs
CSP 6040: Educational Outcomes of American Colleges and Universities
CSP 6050: Capstone Seminar in College Student Personnel
CSP 6800: Multicultural Competence in Student Affairs
CSP 6890: Internship Supervision
HIED 7105: Foundations of Higher Education
HIED 7310: The American College Student (aka "Postsecondary Students in the United States")
Stewart, D. L. (Ed.). (2011). Multicultural student services: Building bridges, re-visioning community. ACPA Books and Media. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
Stewart, D. L. (2010). Knowing God, knowing self: African American college students and spirituality. In T. Strayhorn & M. Terrell (Eds.), The evolving challenges of Black college students (pp. 9-25). Sterling, VA: Stylus.
Stewart, D. L., & Lozano, A. (2009). Intersections of race and religion. In S. Watt, E. Fairchild, & K. Goodman (Eds.), Intersections of difficult dialogues: Religious privilege and student affairs practice (pp. 23-31). New Directions for Student Services, no. 125. San Francisco: Wiley.
Stewart, D. L. (2009). Perceptions of multiple identities among Black college students. Journal of College Student Development, 50(3), 253-270.
Stewart, D. L. (2008). Being all of me: Black students’ struggles with negotiating identity. The Journal of Higher Education, 79(2), 183-207.
Stewart, D. L., Kupo, V. L., & Davis, T. J. (2008). Envisioning culturally relevant student leadership development. NASAP Journal, 11(1), 13-27.
Stewart, D. L. (2008). Black racial identity development. In K. Kraus (Ed.), Lenses: Lifespan development in action. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin/Lahaska.
Stewart, D. L. (2008). Confronting the politics of multicultural competence. About Campus, 13(1), 10-17.
Stewart, D. L. (2007). Feed my sheep: Faculty shepherding student ethical development in college. Journal of College and Character, 9(1). Retrieved from http://www.collegevalues.org/pdfs/Stewartfeedmysheep.pdf
Stewart, D. L. (2004). Islam means peace. In L. A. Flowers (Ed.), Diversity issues in American colleges and universities: Case studies for higher education and student affairs professionals (pp.149-151). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publishers.
Stewart, D. L. (2002). Women college students’ social and cultural identity development. In K. Renn and A. M. Martinez-Aleman (Eds.), Women in higher education: An encyclopedia (pp. 294-297). MA: ABC-CLIO.
Stewart, D. L. (2002). The role of faith in the development of an integrated identity: A qualitative study of Black students at a White college. Journal of College Student Development, 43(4), 579-596.
Stewart, D. L. (2002). Awareness and integration of multiple sociocultural identities: An African American student at a predominantly White institution. The Journal of Critical Inquiry into Curriculum and Instruction, 4(1), 16 - 24.
Sagaria, M. A., & Stewart, D. L. (2002). The situation of women academics in research universities in the United States: Looking deeply into the inner circles of power. Universelle: Beating the System, 23 - 33.
Stewart, D. L., & Peal, D. A. (2001). “How we can do diversity training better.” About Campus: Enriching the Student Learning Experience, 6(4), September/October 2001, 25-27.
Historical research on the experiences of Black collegians at GLCA colleges between 1945-1965. [Faculty Improvement Leave, 2012-2013]
Service to the Profession
- Directorate Member, ACPA Professional Preparation Commission, 2003 – 2006
- Journal of College Student Development, Editorial Board, 2005-2008 & 2008-2011
- Faculty, ACPA Mid-Level Managers Institute, 2009-2011
- Interim Chair, ACPA Commission for Spirituality, Faith, Religion, and Meaning 2009-2011
- Journal of College and Character, Editorial Board, 2008-2011
- National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASAP) Journal, Editorial Board, 2007-2012
- Book Review Editor (What They’re Reading), Journal of College and Character, 2012-2016
- Credentialing Implementation Team, ACPA, 2012-2013
- Chair, Council for Ethnic Participation, ASHE, 2012-2015
Selected Awards and Honors
- ACPA, Diamond Honoree, 2013
- ACPA, Founders' Award, Commission for Spirituality, Faith, Religion, and Meaning, 2013
- BGSU, Outstanding Graduate Faculty, 2012
- BGSU LGBT Resource Center Outstanding Mentor Award, 2010
- BGSU Award for Diversity Leadership, Office of Multicultural Affairs, 2009
- Black Graduate and Professional Student Caucus, Hale Distinguished Alumni Award, 2005
- American College Personnel Association, Emerging Scholar, 2004
- American College Personnel Association, Commission XII, Burns Crookston Doctoral Research Award, 2002
- Ohio State University, Holmes Scholar, 2000 – 2001
- Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
- American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
- Ohio College Personnel Association (OCPA)
- National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
- Assistant Professor of College Student Personnel and Higher Education. Ohio University, Athens, OH (Fall 2002 - Spring 2005)
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Higher Education. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (Fall 2001 - Summer 2002)