Michael D. Coomes

Coomes

Dr. Michael D. Coomes

Position: Associate Professor - Emeritus
Phone: 419-372-7157
Email: mcoomes@bgsu.edu

HESA Faculty from 1987-2015

Education
Ed.D. Indiana University-Bloomington 1987
B.A. Western Washington University (Bellingham, Washington) 1973

Research Interests

History and philosophy of the student affairs profession; generational characteristics of college students.

Teaching at BGSU
Introduction to Student Personnel Administration
CSP 6010:  Functions and Foundations of College Student Personnel CSP 6020:  Theory and Assessment of College Student Development
CSP 6030:  Theory and Assessment of Educational Environments
CSP 6040:  Educational Outcomes of American Colleges and Universities
CSP 6050:  Capstone Seminar
CSP 6890:  Field Experience in College Student Personnel
CSP 6950: UK Study Tour HIED 7100:  Issues in Higher Education
HIED 7105: Foundations of Higher Education
HIED 7110: Governance and Organization in Higher Education
HIED 7130:  Organization and Administration in Higher Education
HIED 7310:  Postsecondary Students in the U.S.
HIED 7800: Dissertation Seminar Capstone Seminar in College

Selected Publications
Coomes, M. D. & Wilson, M. E. (2009, February). The contributions of student affairs to a liberal education: Three imperative questions Journal of Content and Character, 10(3). Available at: http://www.collegevalues.org/pdfs/Coomes_&_Wilson.pdf

Coomes, M. D. (2007, Spring). Serving the Millennial student: How far should we go? Network: A Journal of Faculty Development. Available at: http://www.nyu.edu/frn/publications/millennial.student/network-journal/Articles/Plenary-coomes.html

Coomes, M. D., & Gerda, J. J. (Eds.). (2006). Directory of Graduate Programs Preparing Student Affairs Professionals: 2003-2006. Commission on Professional Preparation, American College Personnel Association: Washington, DC. Available at: http://www.acpa.nche.edu/c12/directory.htm.

Coomes, M. D. (2005, September/October). A millennial generation Coomes, M. D. (2005). Using student development to guide institutional policy. In M. E. Wilson & L. E. Wolf-Wendel (Eds.), ASHE reader on college student development theory (pp. 635-646). Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing. (Original work published 1994)

Coomes, M. D., & DeBard, R. (Eds.). (2004, Summer). Serving the millennial generation (New directions for student services, No. 106). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Coomes, M. D., & DeBard, R. (2004). A generational approach to understanding students. In M. D. Coomes & R. DeBard (Eds.), Serving the millennial generation (New directions for student services, No. 106; pp. 5-16). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Coomes, M. D. (2004). Understanding the historical and cultural forces which shape generations. In M. D. Coomes & R. DeBard (Eds.), Serving the millennial generation (New directions for student services, No. 106; pp. 17-31). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Coomes, M. D. (2004). Student financial aid. In F. J. D. MacKinnon & Associates, Rentz’s student affairs practice in higher education (3rd ed.) (pp. 336-368). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.

Lowery, J. W., & Coomes, M. D. (2003). The residence hall experiences of undergraduate evangelical students: “Not always the best place to be a Christian.” Journal of College and University Student Housing, 32, 31-38.

Coomes, M. D., Wilson, M. E., & Gerda, J. J. (2003). Of vision, values, and voices: Consolidating ACPA and NASPA. Unpublished manuscript, Bowling Green State University.

Coomes, M. D. (2002, September-October). Mavens, sticky messages, and the power of context: A review of The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. About Campus, 7(4), 31-32.

Coomes, M.D. (Ed.). (2000, Spring). The role student aid plays in enrollment management (New directions for student services, No. 89). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Service to the Profession

  • American Member, ACPA Awards Committee, 2009.
  • Member, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators History Advisory Board, 2006-2009
  • Reviewer, Pre-Conference Workshop Committee, 2008 NASPA Conference, 2007.
  • Liaison for Preparation Programs, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Region IV-E Board, 2001-2007.
  • Editor, American College Personnel Association Commission XII Electronic Directory of College Student Personnel Preparation Programs, 1997-2007.
  • Reviewer, Pre-Meeting Workshop Committee, 2007 ACPA/NASPA Joint Meeting, 2006.
  • Coordinator, Graduate Preparation Program Fair, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, 2002- 2005.
  • Coordinator, Graduate Preparation Program Fair, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, 2005- 2009.
  • Reviewer, Research Award Applications, Commission for Students, Their Activities, and Their Community, American College Personnel Association, 2002.
  • Member, American College Personnel Association Quality Assurance Committee, 1999-2001.
  • Directorate Member, American College Personnel Association Commission XII: Professional Preparation, 1988-1991, 1999-2002.
  • Program Reviewer, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, 2001, 2002.
  • Judge, Master’s Students Case Study Competition, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, 2001.

Awards and Honor

  • Diamond Honoree, ACPA: College Student Educators International Educational Leadership Foundation, 2007.
  • Certificate of Appreciation, ACPA/NASPA Joint Meeting, 2007.
  • Certificate of Recognition for Editorship of the Directory of Graduate Programs Preparing Student Affairs Professionals, ACPA Professional Preparation Commission, 2007.
  • Robert H. Shaffer Distinguished Alumni Award, Department of Higher Education and Student Affairs, Indiana University, 2006.
  • Ohio College Personnel Association Phillip A. Tripp Distinguished Service Award, 2006.
  • 2004 ACUHO-I Journal of College and University Student Housing Betty L. Harrah Manuscript of the Year Award for Lowery, J. W., & Coomes, M. D. (2003). The residence hall experiences of undergraduate evangelical students: “Not always the best place to be a Christian.” Journal of College and University Student Housing, 32, 31-38.

Professional Memberships

  • ACPA: College Student Educators International
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
  • Ohio College Personnel Association


Related Experience

  • Visiting Lecturer of Higher Education and Student Affairs, Indiana University
  • Director of Financial Aid, Seattle University
  • Director of Financial Aid, St. Martin's College (Lacey, Washington)
  • Language Arts Teacher (7th & 8th grades), St. Charles Borromeo School (Tacoma Washington)