Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator, Higher Education & Student Affairs
Campus Contact Information:
School of Education
One Bear Place #97312
Waco, TX 76798
Office: Marrs McLean Science Building 130
2001 / B.A. in English / Baylor University / Waco, TX
2003 / M.S. in Higher Education & Student Affairs / Baylor University / Waco, TX
2010 / Ph.D. in Higher Education / Azusa Pacific University / Azusa, CA
Dr. Sriram's research interests include student affairs practice, collaboration
between academic and student affairs, and college student retention, engagement,
achievement, and development.
"No teacher should strive to make others think as he thinks, but to lead them to the living Truth, to the Master himself, of whom alone they can learn anything, who will make them in themselves know what is true by the very seeing of it."
- George MacDonald
Sriram, R. (in press). Spirituality in emerging adults: Lessons from the national study of youth and religion. ACPA Developments.
Sriram, R., Scales, L., & Oster, M. (in press). Between the ideal and the practical: Using
assessment to find the balance. About Campus.
Sriram, R., & Vetter, D. (in press). Thriving for high-risk students. In Thriving in Transitions (L. A. Schreiner, M. C. Louis, & D. D. Nelson, Eds.). Monograph for the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press.
Shushok, F., Scales, L., Sriram, R., & Kidd, V. (in press). A tale of three campuses:
Unearthing theories of residential life that shape the student learning experience. About
Sriram, R. (in press). Review of Christian Smith's Souls in transition: The religious & spiritual lives of emerging adults. (Oxford: Oxford University Press). Christian Higher Education.
Sriram, R, Shushok, F., Perkins, J., & Scales, L. (2011). Students as teachers: What faculty learn by living in residence. Journal of College and University Student Housing, 38(1), 40- 55.
Shushok, F., & Sriram, R. (2010). Exploring the effect of a residential academic affairs- student affairs partnership: The first-year of an engineering and computer science living- learning center. Journal of College and University Student Housing, 36(2), 68-81.
Sriram, R. (2009). A circuitous calling into student affairs. In S. M. Marshall (Ed.), More stories of inspiration: 51 uplifting tales of courage, humor, healing, and learning in student affairs (pp. 139-142). Washington, DC: NASPA.
Shushok, F., Henry, D., Blalock, G., & Sriram, R. (2009). Learning at any time: Supporting student learning wherever it happens. About Campus, 14(1), 10-15.
Winner of the TACUSPA Research Article Competition - Texas Association of College & University Student Personnel Administrators - 2010
Nominated for Outstanding Faculty Partner Award - Division of Student Life - Baylor University - 2010
Gold Honoree - NASPA Excellence Award - Housing, Residence Life, Contracted Services, Judicial, and related category - Co-authored winning submission for Brooks Residential College - 2010
Promising Practices Award - NASPA Student Affairs Partnerships with Academic Affairs - Co- authored winning submission for Engaged Learning Groups - 2010
Baylor Top 100 Award - Alpha Delta Pi sorority - 2010
Selected for Early Career Faculty Teaching Workshop sponsored by the Council for the Advancement of Higher Education Programs - Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Conference - 2009
Winner of the TACUSPA Research Development Grant - Texas Association of College & University Student Personnel Administrators - 2009
To Light the Ways Award - For scholarly contributions to the profession through publications and conference presentations - Baylor University - 2008
Best Paper, Third Place - For Criteria for promoting living-learning center student success - American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) - 2006
Student Advocate Award - For outstanding service to students - Baylor University - 2005
Culture and Organization of Higher Education - EDA 5372
Leadership in Higher Education and Student Affairs - EDA 5194
Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education - EDA 5389
Planning, Budgeting, and Human Resources in Higher Education - EDA 5394
Person-Environment Theories - EDA 5373
Introduction to Leadership - LDS 1301
Servant Leadership - CCS 1100
Leadership Development Seminar - LDS 1101
Currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice and as chair of the Graduate Education And Research Commission for TACUSPA.