Research Committee

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Mission: The NACADA Research Committee promotes the advancement of scholarly inquiry within the association and, working collaboratively with the NACADA Center for Research at Kansas State University, supports the consumption and production of a body of knowledge designed to advance the field and practice of academic advising.

Research Committee Key Tasks:

  • Solicit and review applications for NACADA Research Grants
  • Solicit and review applications for Research Awards
  • Review potential surveys for membership distribution
  • Plan and organize research opportunities at regional and annual conferences
  • Serve as an initial point of contact for research mentoring opportunities
  • Collaborate with NACADA Center for Research to advance educational opportunities

Membership: The Research Committee is composed of current NACADA members who are skilled in a variety of research methodologies and approaches.  Each member brings a nuanced understanding of the field of academic advising in order to promote the conditions necessary to advance the body of knowledge within the field. Committee members serve a two-year term and meet yearly at the NACADA Annual Conference.

How to Get Involved 

Those interested in learning more about the work of the Research Committee or in becoming a member may wish to attend the committee's yearly on-site meeting at the Annual Conference. The Committee Chair is also always willing to discuss the group's work with interested NACADA members. Prospective committee members may be offered an opportunity to assist with the work of one of the current subcommittees in order to experience the type of contribution and commitment that would be expected of them as a member.  Those interested in assisting with work of the Research Committee or in becoming a member should review the "Research Committee Member Roles & Responsibilities" document on the right-hand column of this page, and then contact the committee's Executive Office Liaison: Elisa Shaffer

Committee Chair (2022-2024)

Keith Proctor

Brigham Young University


Keith Proctor, Brigham Young University (2018-2022, 2022-2024 Incoming Chair), Region 10
Kiana Shiroma, Chair (2020-2022, 2022-2023 Past Chair) University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (2016-2022), Region 9
Susan Campbell, University of Southern Maine (2013-2023), Region 1
Sarah Champlin-Scharff, Harvard University (2010-2024), Region 1
Hilleary Himes, Penn State University (2017-2023), Region 2
Sydni Leonard, Emory & Henry College (2022-2024), Region 2
Julie Traxler, Rutgers University (2020-2024), Region 2
Alicia Abney, Middle Tennessee State University (2021-2023), Region 3
Holley Linkous, University of Tennessee (2021-2023), Region 3
Pamela Stephens, Fairmont State University (2020-2024), Region 3
Mark Duslak, Lake-Sumter State College (2021-2024), Region 4
Corey Flack, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2021-2023), Region 5
Shawntae Harris Mintline, Wayne State University (2021-2023), Region 5
Shantalea Johns, Wayne State University (2018-2024), Region 5
Shelley Price-Williams, University of Northern Iowa (2021-2023), Region 6
Drew Puroway, University of St Thomas (2014-2024), Region 6
Megan Denney, University of Oklahoma (2022-2024), Region 7
Lydia Yang, Kansas State University (2022-2024), Region 7
Kate Elias, Seattle University (2021-2023), Region 8
Keegan Gormally, Western Oregon University (2020-2024), Region 8
Marian Gabra, University of California-Los Angeles (2020-2024), Region 9
Kameron Barkle, Utah Valley University (2022-2024), Region 10
Sharon Aiken-Wisniewski, University of Utah (2019-2023), Region 10
Julie Voller, Phoenix College (2020-2024), Region 10
Yisi Zhan, Tsinghua University (2022-2024), International
Kathryn Woods, UKAT, (2021-2023), International
Elisa Shaffer, NACADA Executive Office Liaison
Wendy Troxel, Director, NACADA Research Center (ad hoc)

Research-Related Information

Research Related Questions: The Research Committee seeks to help NACADA members complete their advising research. Address research related questions to the Committee's Research Registry listserv

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Sub-Committee Assignments (2022-2023)

Annual Conference - Speaker: Sharon Aiken-Wisniewski, Susan Campbell, Sarah, Champlin-Scharff, Shantalea Johns

Annual Conference - Common Reading: Pamela Stephens (Chair), Alicia Abney, Emily Ball, Shantalea Johns, Kathryn Woods

Research Awards (Student Research, Excellence in Scholarly Inquiry and Research Institute Scholarship): Hilleary Himes (Chair), Kate Elias, Corey Flack, Lydia Yang

Research Grants: Kate Elias (Chair), Corey Flack, Hilleary Himes, Drew Puroway, Yisi Zhan

Committee Reviewed/Approved Research Review: Corey Flack (Chair), Alicia Abney, Hilleary Himes, Drew Puroway

Research Curriculum: Alicia Abney, Kameron Barkle, Corey Flack, Kiana Shiroma

Canvas Community Development:  Alicia Abney (Chair), Mark Duslak, Sydni Leonard, Julie Traxler, Julie Voller

Webpage Review: Marian Gabra (Chair), Megan Denney, Mark Duslak, Shawntae Harris Mintline, Holley Linkous, Pamela Stephens

Module Development: Lydia Yang (Chair), Alicia Abney, Keegan Gormally, Shelly Price-Williams

Next Meeting

The 2022 Annual Meeting will take place virtually on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, from 1:00-2:30 PM CT. Contact the EO Liaison to attain the Zoom link.

Contact EO Liaison, Elisa Shaffer, for information about future meetings.