Elizabeth NiehausAssistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, Counseling and Personnel Services/College Student Personnel Administration
M.A., Washington University in St. Louis, American Culture Studies
B.A., University of Virginia, Linguistics
Dr. Niehaus's research focuses on ways in which educational environments facilitate learning and development for students, faculty and staff in higher education. She is currently working on research projects revolving around how graduate programs and early career work environments facilitate the development of research self-efficacy in scholars in the field of higher education and student affairs; faculty and student engagement and learning in short-term, faculty-led study abroad courses; student learning and development in the context of alternative break programs; and student engagement and development in Caribbean tertiary education.
Teaching and Advising
Dr. Niehaus advises doctoral students in Educational Leadership and Higher Education and master's students in the Higher Education and Student Affairs concentrations. She looks for students with a clear vision for why they want to pursue a graduate degree as well as students with specific questions they are interested in exploring through research. Dr. Niehaus teaches the following courses: EDAD 842 (College Students in America), EDAD 932 (Global Issues in Higher Education), EDAD 995 (Advanced Student Development Theory), EDAD 995 (Advanced Qualitative Research Methods--Case Study Research), and EDAD 995 (Intermediate Quantitative Research Methods).
Areas of Expertise:
Internationalization of Higher Education