Christina Lunceford


Dr. Christina Lunceford

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-7383
Address: 310F Education

HESA Faculty since 2011

Ph.D. Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education
Michigan State University (2006)

M.S. Counseling- Student Development in Higher Education Specialization
California State University, Long Beach (2001)

B.A. Psychology
Creighton University (1996)

Research Interests
Professional preparation in student affairs, educational partnerships, community and organizational development, and student affairs in South African higher education

Teaching at BGSU
CSP 6020:  Theory and Assessment of College Student Development
CSP 6035: Multicultural Competence in Student Affairs
CSP 6890:  Field Experience in College Student Personnel
HIED 7210: Law in Higher Education
HIED 7800: South African Higher Education Study Tour

Selected Publications

Lunceford, C. J., Sondergeld, T. A., & Stretavski, E. L. (2017). Comparative Case Study of Student Preparation for Postsecondary Education: How GEAR UP, Socioeconomic Status, and Race Influence Academic and Non-academic Factors. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/10824669.2017.1364643

Hornak, A. M., Ozaki, C. C., & Lunceford, C. J. (2016). Socialization for new and mid level community college student affairs professionals. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 53, 118-130. doi: 10.1080/19496591.2016.1143833
Gautreau, C., VanderVeldt, M., & Lunceford, C. J. (2016). Mathematics-related anxiety and attitudes: Examining the impact among Latina pre-service teachers. Journal of Latinos and Education, 15(1), 26-38. doi: 10.1080/15348431.2015.1045146

Ozaki, C. C., Hornak, A. M., & Lunceford, C. J. (Eds.) (2014). Excellence in community college student affairs: Preparing and supporting professionals to meet the needs of students. (New Directions for Community Colleges No. 166). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Lunceford, C. J. (2014). It takes a village: The role of the individual, organization, and profession in preparing new professionals. (New Directions for Community Colleges No. 166). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Baldwin, R., Lunceford, C. J., & Vanderlinden, K. (2005). Faculty in the Middle Years: Illuminating an overlooked phase of academic life. Review of Higher Education, 29(1), 97-118.

Renn, K. A., & Lunceford, C. J. (2004). Because the numbers matter: Transforming racial and ethnic data collection in postsecondary education to meet the challenges of a changing nation. Educational Policy, 18, 752-783.

Service to the Profession Member, International Editorial Board, Journal of Student Affairs in Africa (2012-current)

  • Reviewer, ACPA Foundation Research Grants Committee (2015- present)
  • Reviewer, Journal of College Student Development (2012- present)
  • Reviewer, Equity & Excellence in Education (2014- present)
  • Member, Robert F. Rodgers Graduate Student of the Year Award Selection Committee, OCPA/OASPA (2014, 2015)
  • Reviewer, ACPA Burns Crookston Doctoral Research Award (2014)
  • Judge, Robert A. Dubick Case Study Competition, (OCPA/OASPA, 2014)
  • Member, 2014 Conference Planning Team: Faculty Involvement Committee OCPA/OASPA (2013-2014)
  • Co-Chair, Western Regional Careers in Student Affairs Day (2010)
  • Coordinator, South African Association of Senior Student Affairs Professionals U.S. Study Tour, 2009 & 2010
  • Conference Committee Member, South African Association of Senior Student Affairs Professionals (2005)

· Reviewer, American Educational Research Journal (2002-2004)Professional Membership

  • American College Personnel Association (ACPA) 

  • Association of Institutional Research (AIR)
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) 

  • Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC)
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)

Related Experience

  • Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion, Bowling Green State University (6/2017 - present)
  • Assistant Director, Center for Research on Educational Access & Leadership, California State University, Fullerton (2010-2011)          
  • Assistant Professor, California State University, Fullerton, Department of Educational Leadership (1/2009 – 7/2010)
  • Assistant to the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Student Development and Support, University of the Western Cape, South Africa (2008)
  • Associate Dean of Students for Student Development and Leadership, Concordia University, Irvine (2006-2008)
  • Adjunct Professor, Educational Psychology, Administration, and Counseling, California State University, Long Beach (2007 - 2008)
  • Director of Intercultural Relations, Concordia University, Irvine (2005-2006)
  • Assistant to the Vice Rector for Student Development and Support, University of the Western Cape, South Africa (2005)
  • Graduate Associate, Department of Educational Administration, Michigan State University, Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education Program (2002-2004)
  • Graduate Associate, Assessment, Research, and Technology, Michigan State University, Department of Residence Life  (2002-2004)
  • Program Advisor, Center for Student-Athlete Services, California State University, Long Beach (1999 – 2001)
  • Advisor, Student Orientation, Advising, & Registration, California State University, Long Beach, Student Transition & Retention Services (6/1999-1/2001)