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Roger Wessel

Professor of Higher Education

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TC 831  Phone: 765-285-5486  

Office of the Dean
Teachers College (TC), Room 1005
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0625

Roger is an Associate Professor of Higher Education and is the Director of the graduate program in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education. In addition to serving as a faculty member, he has over 20 years experience in higher education in various roles including planning, research, and evaluation; orientation and new student programs, career center, admissions and enrollment planning, as an assistant to a vice chancellor for administration, and as a member of a board of trustees. Roger earned his Ph.D. and master’s degree in higher education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a dissertation topic of “Profiles and Career Patterns of Private, Four-Year College Presidents.” He also graduated from Lee University and Tomlinson College with degrees in Biblical studies.

Roger’s teaching and research focuses on college students, student and academic support services, and evaluation and assessment of educational programs. His philosophical approach to teaching is based on Sanford’s (1979) ideal of challenge and support and Astin’s (1985) commitment to student involvement in the learning process. As a teacher, he is committed to active learning, high expectations, multiple methods of delivery, and applied and innovative techniques. He enjoys working on theses and dissertations with graduate students. He has over 50 refereed journal articles and professional conference presentations.

Roger is married to Rita, a speech pathologist in Muncie Community Schools, and has two daughters, Lindsey and Lauren. He enjoys playing tennis and racquetball.