Florence A.

Profile: Florence A. Hamrick


My research agenda centers on issues of equity, access, and success in higher education settings. I am Graduate Program Director of the Ph.D. in Higher Education program at Rutgers, and I am a member of the College Student Affairs (CSA) Ed.M. program. One of my principal goals is that graduate students become progressively more sophisticated consumers of research and assessment studies while developing the requisite skills and competencies that enable them to design and conduct original research projects.

Professional Affiliations:

ACPA: College Student Educators International
NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)


Ph.D., Higher Education. 1996
Minors: Educational Inquiry, Educational Foundations.
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

M.A., College Student Personnel. 1983.
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

B. A., English. 1981.
University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, NC.     

Expertise & Research Interest

Higher Education
College Student Affairs

Research Work With Students

I am interested in identifying not simply person-level factors and influences but institutional and governmental policies, structures, practices, and cultures relevant to achieving or hindering equity, access, and success.

Recent & Selected Publications


Hamrick, F. A., & Rumann, C. B. (Eds.) (2013). Called to serve: A handbook on student veterans and higher education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Hamrick, F. A., & Benjamin, M. (Eds.) (2009). Maybe I should . . . : Case studies on ethics for student affairs professionals. Washington, DC: ACPA-College Student Educators International, University Press of America.

Hamrick, F. A., Evans, N. J., & Schuh, J. H. (2002). Foundations of student affairs practice: How philosophy, theory and research strengthen educational outcomes. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Book Chapters (recent):

Hamrick, F. A., & Gallo, C. A. (2012). Student dissent at Warren Community College. In F. K. Stage & S. Hubbard (Eds.), Linking theory and practice: Case studies for working with college students (3rded.). Philadelphia, PA: Taylor and Francis.

Hamrick, F. A., Dougharty, W. H., & DeStefano, P. S. (2012). Whose rights are right in the union? In F. K. Stage & S. Hubbard (Eds.), Linking theory and practice: Case studies for working with college students (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Taylor and Francis.

Nelson, J. R., Hamrick, F. A., & Amos, M. E. (2012). Culture clash. In F. K. Stage & S. Hubbard (Eds.), Linking theory and practice: Case studies for working with college students (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Taylor and Francis.

Benjamin, M., & Hamrick, F. A. (2011). How does the perception that learning takes place exclusively in classrooms persist? In M. B. Baxter Magolda & P. M. Magolda (Eds.). Contested issues in student affairs: Diverse perspectives and respectful dialogue. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Refereed Journal Articles (recent):

Hamrick, F. A., & Rumann, C. B. (2011). Women service members and veterans returning to colleges and universities: An exploratory analysis. PowerPlay: A journal of educational justice.

Rumann, C., & Hamrick, F. A. (2010). Student veterans in transition: Re-enrolling after war zone deployments. The Journal of Higher Education, 81(4), 431-458.

Marshall, J., Hamrick, F. A., & Goodman, P. (2009). Principal considerations. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 12(4), 37-47.

*Hamrick, F. A. (2009). The scholarly leadership of editorial boards. Journal of College Student Development, 50(6), 715-716.

*Hamrick, F. A. (2009). Choosing to hope in challenging times. Journal of College and Character, 10(6). Retrieved September 29, 2009, from: http://collegevalues.org/pdfs/hamrick.pdf

Kortegast, C. A., & Hamrick, F. A. (2009). Moving on: Voluntary staff departures at small colleges and universities. NASPA Journal, 46(2), article 4. Retrieved July 9, 2009, from: http://publications.naspa.org/naspajournal/vol46/iss2/art4

Peterson, R. D., & Hamrick, F. A. (2009). White, male, and “minority”: Racial consciousness among White male undergraduates attending a historically Black university. The Journal of Higher Education 80(1), 34-58.

Shelley, M. C., II, Hamrick, F. A., & Cooper, R. (2008). How well do postsecondary enrichment programs prepare high school students for college? A multilevel models approach. 2007 Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Social Statistics Section [CD-ROM]. Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association. 

Honors & Awards

ACPA Senior Scholar (2011-2016).
NASPA Faculty Fellow (2010-2012).
Maude Stewart Award for Alumni Leadership and Innovation, The Ohio State University Higher Education and Student Affairs Program (2012).
NASPA Faculty Fellow (2010-2012).
ACPA Annuit Coeptis Senior Professional Award (2009).
ACPA Diamond Honoree (2007).