Christina Lunceford


Dr. Christina Lunceford

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

HESA Faculty since 2011

What's New
This year marks my 20th year working and serving in higher education. I have a split roll at BGSU as Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Professor, Higher Education and Student Affairs. In the Office of the President I work on building capacity for university work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion- on campus and in partnership with our surrounding community. In addition, I serve on the University Cabinet, chair the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion (PACODI), and am the university Co-Chair for Not in our Town (NIOT). My faculty work and interests are summarized below. Prior to joining the HESA faculty, I worked in student affairs administration in US and South African higher education in new student programs, student leadership development, student government, intercultural relations, student-athlete services, academic advising, and residential education and services. I worked on two Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP!) grants in Anaheim, CA and Toledo, OH; have conducted multiple campus climate studies and university trainings and consultations; and served as the assistant director for the Center for Research on Educational Access & Leadership at California State University, Fullerton.


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
Access to postsecondary education, professional preparation in student affairs, educational partnerships, community and organizational development, and student affairs in international contexts.

Teaching at BGSU

CSP 6020:  Theory and Assessment of College Student Development
CSP 6035: Multicultural Competence in Student Affairs
CSP 6050: Capstone Seminar
CSP 6890:  Field Experience in College Student Personnel
HIED 7105: Foundations of Higher Education
HIED 7210: Law in Higher Education
HIED 7800: South African Higher Education Study Abroad
HIED 7800: New Zealand Higher Education Study Abroad

Selected Publications

Buetikofer, E. J., Lunceford, C. J., & Roberts, G. (under contract for publication 2020).  Military and Veteran students: What not to ask and other advice then surveying Military and Veteran students. In H. K. Ro  &  E. M. Broido (Eds.) . Assessing underserved college students: Guidance for student affairs. (New Directions for Student Services). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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 Practice53, 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 Education15(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)[CL1]
  • 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)