Dr. Rishi Sriram (Rish-ee Sree-Rom) spent eight years as a higher education and student affairs administrator before beginning his current role as a faculty member at Baylor University. As Assistant Dean for Student Learning & Engagement, he played a key role in the development of living-learning programs at Baylor, as well as the establishment of a faculty-in-residence program. His administrative work won him a NASPA Excellence Award (Gold Honoree) and a Promising Practices Award from the NASPA Student Affairs Partnering with Academic Affairs Knowledge Community.
Dr. Sriram currently serves as Assistant Professor of Higher Education & Student Affairs, Graduate Program Director for the department of Educational Administration, and Faculty Master of Brooks Residential College, a living-learning community of approximately 400 students.
Dr. Sriram's research interests include student affairs practice, collaboration between academic and student affairs, and college student retention, engagement,achievement, and learning.
His work has been funded or published by ACPA, the Association of College & University Housing Officers International (ACUHO-I), NASPA, NASPA Region III, the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, and the Texas Association of College & University Student Personnel Administrators(TACUSPA).
He currently serves on the editorial/review boards of the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, the College Student Affairs Journal, the Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, the Journal of College and University Student Housing, ACPA's Developments, and as Director of Research for TACUSPA. He also serves as editor of Student Affairs On Campus, the TACUSPA journal he created as TACUSPA's Director of Research.
Dr. Sriram speaks at or consults with colleges across the United States on issues pertaining to student affairs administration, college student success, and living-learning initiatives. His latest project consists of measuring competencies through his National Survey of Student Affairs Professionals (NSSAP).