Michel, Jessica O. (jo2317)

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Michel, Jessica Ostrow
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Higher Education
Organization & Leadership

Educational Background

  • B.A., State University of New York at New Paltz
  • M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University 
  • Ed.M., Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Jessie Michel received her Ed.D. from the Higher & Postsecondary Education Program at Teachers College. Jessie’s dissertation weaves together college teaching and learning and environmentalism and sustainable development. Her dissertation explores the extent to which higher education coursework provides students with the opportunity to learn about sustainability; for students who have the opportunity to learn about sustainability, the extent to which they experience promising practices of teaching and learning about sustainability; and, the relationship between students who experience promising practices of teaching and learning about sustainability and sustainability learning outcomes.

Selected Publications


Michel, J.O. (Ed.) (forthcoming). Special Issue: Teaching and Learning about Sustainability in Higher Education. New Directions for Teaching and Learning.


Michel, J.O., Campbell, C.M., & Dilsizian, K. (forthcoming). Is STEM too Hard? Using Biglan to Understand Academic Rigor and Teaching Practices across Disciplines. Journal of the Professoriate.

Campbell, C.M., Michel, J.O., Patel, S., & M. Gelashvili. (2018). College Teaching from Multiple Angles: A Multi-trait Multi-method Analysis of College Courses. Research in Higher Education.

Michel, J. O., Chadi, D., Jimenez, M, & Campbell, C.M. (2018). Ignis Fatuus Effect of Faculty Category: Is the Tenure Versus Non-Tenure Debate Meaningful to Students’ Course Experiences? Innovative Higher Education, (43)3.

Campbell, C. M., Cabrera, A. F., Michel, J. O., & Patel, S. (2017). From Comprehensive to Singular: A Latent Class Analysis of College Teaching Practices. Research in Higher Education, 58(6), 581-604.


Michel J.O. (2019) Deep Learning on Sustainable Development. In: Leal Filho W. (eds) Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education . Springer, Cham.

Michel J.O., Kessler E. (2019) Higher Education Sustainability P rofessionals. In: Leal Filho W. (eds) Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education. Springer, Cham .


Michel, J.O. (forthcoming). An Overview of Higher Education Teaching and Learning about Sustainability. New Directions in Teaching and Learning.

Michel, J.O. (forthcoming). Introduction to the Volume. New Directions in Teaching and Learning.

Michel, J.O., Brunnquell, C., Sterling, S., & Holland, L.H. (forthcoming). Transformative Learning for Sustainability in Higher Education. New Directions in Teaching and Learning.


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