Over the past decade
that the Michigan Study Student Project has been in existence,
we have, with great pleasure, engaged and involved undergraduate
and graduate students representing many academic disciplines,
backgrounds and interests. We are extremely proud of the fact
that students have played an integral part in developing our
survey instruments, conducting interviews and focus groups
and collecting and analyzing data.
A major highlight
of the study is that to date, eight dissertations - including
several that have received national awards and recognition
-have been based on analyses of the quantitative and qualitative
data of the Michigan Student Study. These dissertations have
contributed significantly to the body of literature on diversity
in the national forum. We are also confident that the individuals
who completed their doctorate will continue to make strides
toward becoming outstanding higher education faculty, administrators
and institutional researchers. We appreciate all that they
have done to make this study successful.
dissertation abstracts and related dissertation awards can
be accessed using the links below.
identity, student involvement, and academic achievement in
three student of color populations.
Damon Williams (2002)
the model minority: The influences of identity and the college
experience on Asian Pacific American undergraduates' racial
Karen Kurotsuchi Inkelas (2000)
identification, racial climate, and African American undergraduate
educational outcomes at a predominantly white university.
Sharon Yvette Jenkins (1997)
closet: College student attitudes toward lesbians, gay men,
and bisexual people on a multicultural campus.
Diana Barbara DeVries
that predict Hispanic persistence in a predominantly White
institution: A comparison with African American students.
Diana Muniz (1994)
tolerance: The confluence of moral development with the college
Simone Himbeault Taylor (1994)
effect of group contact and curriculum on White, Asian American,
and African American students' attitudes.
Gretchen Eva Lopez (1993)
differences and the impact of college on White students' racial
Kris Smith (1992)