Professor of Social Foundations of Education Higher Education
Dr. Thalia M. Mulvihill, a tenured Professor of Social Foundations and Higher Education, currently serves as the Assistant Dept. Chair/Director of Doctoral Program (Ed.D. in Adult, Higher and Community Education and the Director of the Certificate Program in College & University Teaching. Dr. Mulvihill holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Foundations of Education and Curriculum (Syracuse University, 1995) an interdisciplinary degree with a focus in History and Sociology of Education/Higher Education and a Concentration in Gender and Education Studies. She also holds two Certificates: (1) Gender and Education Studies and (2) Qualitative Research. Her MA is in Higher Education Research/Student Affairs and Enrollment Services Administration. (Syracuse University, 1987), and she earned dual degrees as an undergraduate in American Studies and Secondary Social Studies Education, (Syracuse University, 1985). Her research agenda focuses on the history and sociology of education/higher education with a focus on women and gender issues.
Highlights: 2009 recipient of the Dr. Robert O. Foster Faculty/Professional Staff Award for exemplifying the mission if the Multicultural Center to support and advance cultural diversity with a commitment to student growth; 2004 University Excellence in Teaching Award; 2003 Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry Fellowship. Recent journal publications appear in Teachers College Record, Innovate, International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, The Teacher Educator, Academic Exchange Quarterly, Educational Research and Reviews, Vitae Scholasticae, Journal of College Student Development, Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education.
Alder, A. and Mulvihill, T. (June 2016) The Show Choir Handbook:Teaching Teachers Who Direct Show Choirs.(Rowman & Littlefield Press).
Bartzis, O., Kirkwood, K. and Mulvihill, T. (2016). Community Colleges and Study Abroad: Innovative Solutions for Complex Challenges. Refereed Chapter in Raby, R.L. Ed., International Education at Community Colleges: Themes, Practices and Case Studies. (Palgrave-MacMillan).
Bomar, R.E. and Mulvihill, T. (2016) Educating Educators: Perceptions of Preceptors and Clinical Education Coordinators Regarding Training at a Division II Athletic Training Program. Athletic Training Education Journal, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 10-17.
Royer, D., Mulvihill, T., and Latz, A. (2016). Looking Back from the Field: Student Affairs Practitioners' Perceptions of a Graduate-level Community College Course, Community College Journal of Research and Practice (CSCC Special Issue), pp. 237 - 241.