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Christensen, Monica
Adjunct Associate Professor
Organization & Leadership
212-678-3750

Office:
206 Zankel

Educational Background

  • B.A., Dartmouth College
  • M.A., Ed.M., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Scholarly Interests

Student cultures in higher education
Student development theory
Theories of student engagement
Transfer students, first year students &  veterans
Practice in student affairs

Selected Publications

Publications & Presentations:

Person, D. R. & Christensen, M. C. (1996). Understanding black student culture and black student retention. NASPA Journal, 34 (1), 47-56.

Christensen, M. C. (February 2012). Student Cultures and Student Affairs Work in US Higher Education.  Presentation to a delegation of officials from Jinan University of Guangzhou, China, New York, NY.

Christensen, M. C. (February 2012).  Student Development Theory and US Higher Education. Presentation to a delegation of officials from Jinan University of Guangzhou, China, New York, NY

Christensen, M. C., Frazier, A. & Ratner, J. (February 2012). Around the world and back: a glass half full look at veterans on campus.   NYU Student Affairs Conference, New York, NY.

Christensen, M. C. (January 2012). Practical applications of student development theory. In-service training at the citywide meeting of the CUNY Council of Student Life Directors, City Technical College, Brooklyn, NY.

Christensen, M. C. (April 2011). Keynote address, SMART to Finish Symposium, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

Christensen, M. C. & Willoughby, G. C. (March 2011).  Veterans of the U.S. armed forces: Promoting development and success.  Presentation delivered at the ACPA national conference, Baltimore, MD

Christensen, M. C. (November, 2009) Looking through the student culture lens.  In-service training at the citywide meeting of the CUNY Directors of Student Activities, New York,  NY

Christensen, M.C. (March, 2009) Assessing new student needs at an urban commuter college. Presentation delivered at the NASPA national conference, Seattle, WA.

Christensen, M. C. (June, 2008). Two lenses: Understanding students through developmental psychology and collective cultural meaning-making. In-service training at the Queens College Retreat, Glen Cove, NY.

Willoughby, G.C., Stursa, S. A. & Christensen, M. C. (2008, May). Transforming a transfer program: Research and leadership for student success.  Presentation delivered at City University of New York Regional Student Affairs Conference, Jamaica, NY.

Willoughby, G. C., Christensen, M. C. & Stursa, S. A. (2008, March ). Transforming a transfer program: A student-centered approach.  Presentation delivered at Chart A Course for Student Success, the NASPA national conference,Boston, MA.

Christensen, M. C., Willoughby, G. C. & Stursa, S.A. (2008, February).  Transfer student learning and success reconsidered. Presentation delivered at the Student Affairs Conference at NYU, New York, NY.

Christensen, M. C. (2007, March).  College student development.  Lecture conducted for Fulbright Program, Russia Institute of International Education, New York, New York.

Christensen, M. C. (2007, March) Student affairs officers as educators and community builders. Lecture conducted for Fulbright Program, Russia Institute of International Education, New York, New York.

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