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Donald Hossler
Professor Emeritus
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Department:  Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Affiliations:  Higher Education & Student Affairs , Center for Postsecondary Research, Education Policy Studies
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ABOUT ME

My research interests fall into the areas of student college choice, persistence, enrollment management, and higher education finance within the context of the United States but also from a comparative education perspective. I teach courses in our graduate programs in higher education and student affairs.

 




DEGREES

  • Ph.D. 
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  • Claremont Graduate University - 1973-1979
  • Higher Education, Claremont, CA
  • B.A. 
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  • California Lutheran University - 1967-1971
  • Psychology, Thousand Oaks, CA

AWARDS

  • Award for Excellence in Mentoring, School of Education, 2008
  • Sydney Suslow Award
  • Contributions to Knowledge Award, 2010

PUBLICATIONS

  • Hossler, D.(in progress). Current trends in strategic enrollment management. In Hossler, D. , Bontrager, R. etc.(Eds.) The handbook on strategic enrollment management. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Hossler, D., Ziskin, M., Gross, P. J. (2009). Enhancing institutional efforts to increase student success. In D. Hossler, M. Ziskin, P. J. Gross. Volume 24 of Readings in Equal Education.
  • Hossler, D. Kalsbeek, D. (2008). Admissions testing Institutional admissions processes. College and University, 84(3), 2-11.
  • Reynolds, P. Hossler, D. (2009). The IPAS paper-trail: Insight from an analysis of real-time documentation from the project in process. In D. Hossler, M. Ziskin, P. J. Gross. Volume 24 of Readings in Equal Education.
  • Hossler, D. Shonia, O. (2007). Assessing Equity and Access to Tertiary Education in Russia. In J. Zajda (ed.), European Education: Issues and Studies, 39 (2), 83-102.
  • Hossler, D., Bontrager, R., Braxton, J., Gross, J. (Eds.) (in progress, book contract). The handbook on enrollment management. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • National Student Clearinghouse Snapshot Reports on Mobility, Persistence, and Concurrent Enrollments. (http://www.studentclearinghouse.info/snapshot/)
  • Hossler, D. (2011). From admissions to enrollment management. In F. J. D. MacKinnon Associates (Eds.), Rentzs student affairs practice in higher education (4th ed.). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.
  • Project on Academic Success, Indiana University Bloomington The USC Center on Enrollment Policy and Practics, The University of Southern California (2012). How Community Colleges Organize Themselves for Student Success: Survey Report and Matrix of Promising Practices, (http:, Lu//pas.indiana.edu/cb/"tab=About).
  • Price, D. Hossler, D.. (in review). Looking Under the Hood: Identifying Common Definitions and Metrics for the Expenditure of Campus-Based Financial Aid. College and University Business Officer.
  • Bontrager, R. Hossler, D. (in progress). The future of SEM. In Hossler, D. , Bontrager, R. etc.(Eds.) The handbook on strategic enrollment management. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Hossler, D. (2013). Recognizing and serving low income students in higher education: An examination of institutional policies, practices and culture, by Adrianna Kezar (2010). The Review of Higher Education, 37(1), 117-119.
  • Hossler, D. (2010). Enrollment management and the enrollment industry. College and University, 85 (1), 3-11.
  • Hossler, D., Dundar, A., Shapiro, D. (2013). Longitudinal pathways to persistence and college completion: Student, institutional, and public policy perspectives. In. L. Perna (ed.) Access matters: What policy makers should know about college access, persistence, and completion (working title). London, England: Routledge Press.
  • Hossler, D. Palmer, M.(2008). Why Understand Research on College Choice" In National Association of College Admissions Counselors, Fundamentals of College Admission Counseling. Kendall Hunt Publishers, Dubuque, IA.
  • Hossler, D., Ziskin, M., Gross, J. P. K. (2009, January-February). Getting serious about institutional performance in student retention. About Campus, (13, 6), 2-11.
  • Hossler, D. Kalsbeek, D. (2008). Enrollment management and managing enrollment: Setting the context for dialogue. College and University, 83(4).
  • Gross, J., Hossler, D., Ziskin. M. (in press). A longitudinal analysis of the effects of institutional merit-based aid on educational attainment using coarsened exact matching. Review of Higher Education.
  • Ziskin, M., Hossler, D., Kim, S. (2009-10). A study of institutional practices related to student persistence. Journal of College Student Persistence.1, 101-121.
  • Ziskin, M., Torres, V., Hossler, D., Gross, J.P.K. (2010). Mobile Working Students: A Delicate Balance of College, Family, and Work. In L. Perna (Ed.), Understanding the Working College Student: New Research and Its Implications for Policy and Practice. Herndon, VA: Stylus Press.
  • Dadashova, A., Hossler, D., Shapiro, D., Torres, V., Zerquera, D., Ziskin, M. (2011, July). National postsecondary enrollment trends: Before, during, and after the Great Recession (Signature Report No.1). Herndon, VA: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
  • Hossler, D., Gross, P. J., Ziskin, M. (2009). Closing loops: What seems to matter. In D. Hossler, M. Ziskin, P. J. Gross. Volume 24 of Readings in Equal Education.
  • Hossler, D. Gross, J. (2009). Not all college attendance is linear. Comparing lateral transfer students, reverse transfer students, and non-persisting students. In D. Hossler, M. Ziskin, P. J. Gross. Volume 24 of Readings in Equal Education.
  • Hossler, D., Shapiro, D, Dundar, A . (2012, September. National Student Clearinghouse Snapshot Report on Degree Attainment by Age. Herndon, VA: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. (http://www.studentclearinghouse.info/snapshot/docs/SnapshotReport7-DegreeGrowthbyAge2Yr.pdf)
  • Hossler, D., Kalsbeek, D. Bontrager, R. (in progress). An organizational view of strategic enrollment management. In Hossler, D. , Bontrager, R. etc.(Eds.) The handbook on strategic enrollment management. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Mattern, K., Woo, S.E., Hossler, D.,, Wyatt. J. (2009-10). Use of student-institution fit in college admissions: Do applicants really know what is good for them" College and University. 1, 19-28.
  • Hossler, D., Ziskin, M., Lucido, J., Schulz, S., Dadashova, A., Zerquera, D. (2011, March). How four-year colleges and universities organize themselves to promote student persistence: The emerging national picture. New York, NY: College Board. (http://advocacy.collegeboard.org/admission-completion/admissions-21st-century/news/how-four-year-colleges-and-universities-organize-themselves).
  • Hossler, D.
  • Ziskin, M.
  • Gross P.J. (eds.)(2009). Volume 24 of Readings in Equal Education.
  • Hossler, D. Kalsbeek, D. (2009). Admissions testing Institutional admissions processes: The search for transparency and fairness. College and University, 84, (4), 2-11.
  • Hillman, N. Hossler, D. (2008). Book Review: Erik C. Ness. Merit Aid and the Politics of Education.New York: Routledge, 2007.In Review of Higher Education, 32 (1).
  • Hossler, D Gross J.P.K.(2010). Putting the College Admission Arms Race in Context. Alexandria, VA.: National Association of College Admissions Counseling. (https://webportal.nacacnet.org/Purchase/ProductDetail.aspx"Product_code=9d832be6-f8f0-df11-be40-001c23c77e56)
  • How four-year colleges and universities organize themselves to promote student persistence: The emerging nationalpicture. (2011). Hossler, D.
  • Ziskin, M.
  • Lucido, J.
  • Schulz, S. Dadashova, A.
  • Zerquera, D. New York: The College Board.
  • Kaslbeek, D. Hossler, D. (2010). Enrollment management perspectives in student retention. College and University, 85 (3), 4010.
  • Hossler, D. Bontrager, R. (in progress). Understanding the context. In Hossler, D. , Bontrager, R. etc.(Eds.) The handbook on strategic enrollment management.San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Hossler, D., Shapiro, D, Dundar, A., Ziskin, M., Chen, J. Zerquera, D.., Torres, V. (2012).Transfer mobility. A national view of pre-degree student mobility in postsecondary institutions. (Signature Report Number 2). Herndon, VA: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
  • Hossler, D., Shapiro, D, Dundar, A., Chen, J., Zerquera, D., Ziskin, M., Torres, V. (2012). Reverse transfers: A national view of student mobility from four- to two-year institutions. (Signature Report Number 3). Herndon, VA: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
  • Hossler, D., Ziskin, Gross, P. J., M., Kim, S., Cekic, O. (2009). A meta analysis of the impact of student financial aid on student persistence. Higher Education. Handbook of Theory and Research.
  • Musoba, G., Gross, J., Hossler, D. (2008). Confronting ambiguity, anarchy, and crisis in institutional research: Using student unit record databases in extra-institutional research. In T. Massa (ed.). Alternative ways of practicing institutional research. New Directions in Institutional Research, 139(Autumn), 95-116. San Francisco: Jossey - Bass Publishers.
  • Hossler, D. (2007). Putting students first in college admissions and enrollment management. In G. Kramer (ed.), Putting Students First. San Francisco: Jossey - Bass Publishers.
  • Hossler, D., Shapiro, D, Dundar, A . (2012, September. National Student Clearinghouse Snapshot Report on Student Mobility. Herndon, VA: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. (http://www.studentclearinghouse.info/snapshot/docs/SnapshotReport2-Mobility.pdf)
  • Hossler, D. Kalsbeek, D. (2013). Enrollment management and managing enrollments: Revisiting the context for institutional dialogue. Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly (invited essay).
  • Ziskin, M., Lucido, J., Gross, J., Hossler, D., Chung, E., Torres, V. (in progresss). The institutional role in student retention: Thinking beyond student characteristics. In Hossler, D. , Bontrager, R. etc.(Eds.) The handbook on strategic enrollment management. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Lin, C.H., Hossler, D. (in progress). A comparative study on need-based aid policy in the U.S. State of Indiana and the Nation of Taiwan.
  • Palmer, M., Park, E., Hossler, D. (2012). Why understand research on college choice" In National Association for College Admission Counseling (Eds.), Fundamental of college admissions counseling (2nd. Edition) (pp. 4253). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.
  • Hossler, D., Shapiro, D, Dundar, A . (2012, September. National Student Clearinghouse Snapshot Report on Degree Attainment by Two-Year to Four-Year Transfer. Herndon, VA: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. (http://www.studentclearinghouse.info/snapshot/docs/SnapshotReport8-GradRates2-4Transfers.pdf)
  • Ziskin, M., Hossler, D., Kim, S. (2009-10). A study of institutional practices related to student persistence. Journal of College Student Retention, 11(1), 101-121.
  • Kalsbeek, D. Hossler, D. (2009). Enrollment management: A market centered perspective. College and University,84(3), 2-11.
  • Gross, J. P. K., Hossler, D., Cekic, O., Hillman, N. (in press). What Matters in Student Loan Default: A Review of the Research Literature, Journal of student Financial Aid.
  • Kalsbeek, D. Hossler, D. (2008). Financial aid and enrollment management: Part I. College and University, 84(1).
  • Gross, J P.K.
  • Hossler, D., Ziskin, M. (2007). Institutional aid and student persistence: An analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid at public four-year institutions. Journal of Student Financial Aid, 37(1), 29-39.
  • Hossler, D. Price, D. (in progress). Tuition discounting in an era of accountability and scarcity. Associaion of Governing Boards Reports.
  • Park, E. Hossler, D. (in progress). Understanding student college choice. In Hossler, D. , Bontrager, R. etc.(Eds.) The handbook on strategic enrollment management. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Hossler, D., Ziskin, M., Gross, J. P. K. (2009, January-February). Getting serious about institutional performance in student retention. About Campus, (13, 6), 2-11.
  • Hossler, D. Kalsbeek, D. (2008). (2008). Financial aid and enrollment management: Part II. College and University, 84(2), 2-8.
  • Hillman, N., Lum, T., Hossler, D. (2008, Feb). Understanding Indianas reverse transfer students: A case study in institutional research. Community College Journal of Research Practice.
  • Hossler, D. (in progress). The origins of strategic enrollment management. In Hossler, D. , Bontrager, R. etc.(Eds.) The handbook on strategic enrollment management.San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

GRANT FUNDING

  • Survey of Community College Efforts for Student Success (SCCESS)
  • Secondary Educational Research Initiative
  • Postsecondary Participation Indicator Project
  • Spencer Foundation Preliminary Draft
  • When and Where: An Event History Analysis of Student Flow in Postsecondary Education
  • Secondary Education Research Initiative
  • The Mobile Working Student in Northwest Indiana
  • Supplemental Funding for Additional Analyses for Spencer funded project: Bridges, Maps, and Fare
  • Proliferation of Applications and the Effect on Admission Practices
  • College Board Study of Student Persistence
  • Study of Retention Practices at Two-Year Colleges, Contract with The College Board, joint contract with the University of Southern California, 2010-11,
  • Postsecondary Persistence Indicator Project
  • Signature and Snapshot Reports and Enhancing Data Infrastructure

PRESENTATIONS

  • Using State Data Bases to Study Postsecondary Education. Presented at the Using Longitudinal Data to Improve P-20 Education in Missouri. Columbia, MO. June 9, 2009.
  • Institutional practices surrounding student persistence: Reporting national benchmarks. Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research. Seattle, WA. May, 2008. (co-presenter).
  • Institutions Efforts to Increase Student Persistence. Paper presented at the annual College Board Forum, Houston, TX. November, 2008. (co-presenter).
  • Developing the Big Picture: How Postsecondary Institutions Support Student Persistence. The College Board Annual Forum, October 26, 2007. New York. (co-presenter)
  • Invited keynote speaker on student retention for the Annual Administrators Professional Development Conference of the Technologico Unversidad de Monterey.
  • AIR
  • What We Know and What We Dont Know About Enhancing Student Persistence. The National Symposium on Student Retention, Mobile, AL, November 2, 2010. (Invited Keynote Plenary Session)
  • Using Your Data to Understand Student Enrollment Patterns
  • Effect of Indianas Twenty-first Century Scholars Program on College Enrollments. Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, St. Louis, MO, Nov. 13-16, 2013. (co-presenter).
  • Is Enrollment Management Crippling Access to Higher Education Annual Meeting of the American Council on Higher Education, February 12, 2007. (invited co-presenter) (ACE is the major presidential higher education association and this was a major presentation.)
  • Institutional Factors that Contribute to Student Success: Views from Three Campuses. Paper presented at annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. November, 2008. Jacksonville, FL. (co-presenter).
  • Enrollment Management in Graduate Education. Keynote address at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals. May 1, 2008. Denver, CO.
  • Reflections on Ethics in Enrollment Management. Invited keynote panel presentation. Presented at the annual AACRAO Strategic Enrollment Management Conference. Anaheim, CA. November, 2008. (co-presenter).
  • The Role of Institutional Practices in College Student Persistence: Results from a Policy-Oriented Pilot Study. Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research. Seattle, WA. May, 2008. (co-presenter).
  • Using Postsecondary Data for P-12 Accountability: Lessons for Educational Leadership Preparation Programs
  • Demographics, Search, The Great Recession Whats an Enrollment Manager to Do"
  • Longitudinal Pathways to Persistence and College Completion:Student, Institutional, and Public Policy Perspectives.
  • Mobile Working Students: A Delicate Balance of College, Family, and Work. Paper presented at annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. November, 2008. Jacksonville, FL. (co-presenter).
  • On Student Persistence at Public Four-Year Institutions. Paper presented at annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. November, 2008. Jacksonville, FL. (co-presenter).
  • Rethinking Student Aid: Finding and Reflections. Association for the Study of Higher Education. October 31, 2007, Louisville, KY. Presidential Session.(co-presenter)
  • Where You Go May Depend on Where You Start: Does Community College Locale Affect Transfer to a Four-Year Institution Paper presented at annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. November, 2008. Jacksonville, FL. (co-presenter).
  • Managing Student Enrollments In The Context of Cost Sharing, Privatization, and Rankings. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for Institutional Research. Copenhagen, Denmark. August, 2008. (co presenter).
  • A Policy Analysis of the Status of Access and Equity in Russia. Presented at the Annual meeting of the European Association for Institutional Research, August 27, 2007, Innsbruck Austria. (co-presenter)
  • Presidential Associations Meeting: Using Student Data from National Student Clearinghouse Research Center for Accreditation.
  • Defining Enrollment in the 21st Century: Understanding Our Students and Our Commitments. First Annual Conference of the University of Southern California Center for Research, Policy, and Practice. August 6, 2008. Los Angeles, CA.
  • An Examination of Institutional Practices Surrounding Retention, Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Indianapolis, November 18, 2010 (co-presenter)
  • Effect of Twenty-first Century Scholars Program on College Aspirations and Completion, The American Educational Finance Association, New Orleans, Marcy 14-16, 2013. (co-presenter).
  • The Effects of Indianas Twenty-First Century Scholars Program on Students. Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research.. Long Beach, CA. May 18-23, 2013.
  • Patterns, Problems, and Possibilities: Financial Aid Packaging and Receipt of Financial Aid Among Latino Students in the Midwest. Presented at Preparate for Latino Students Conference, June 14, 2007, Los Angeles, CA. (co-presenter)
  • A Comparative Framework for Ensuring Student Access and Equity in Postsecondary Education. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 11, 2007, Chicago, IL. (co-presenter)
  • Leveraging Access in a World of Uncertainty. Presented for the Texas Guarantee Student Loan Company. Austin, TX. May 21, 2009. (presenter)
  • Demography and the Economy: Probable Impacts on International Student Programs. Invitational Symposium: Supporting Expansion of Study Abroad Programs in a Climate of Fiscal Constraint. Organized by The Center for Capacity Building in Study Abroad Center , supported by that National Association of Foreign Student Advisors and the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities. May 5th, New York, New York.
  • What Matters in Student Persistence. Inside Track. Chicago, April 14, 2009.
  • High stakes Assessments and Higher Education: Issues and Implications.Policy Communications. Event Sponsored by The College Board.Columbus, OH. Dec 1, 2008 (invited presentation)
  • EAIR
  • Enrollment Management in Graduate Education. Keynote address at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals. May 1, 2008. Denver, CO.
  • The Impact of the Great Recession on College Enrollments. Annual College Board Forum, Washington, DC. October 28, 2010. (co-presenter).
  • Postsecondary Education Policy and Student Success, Christo Rey Network, Chicago, IL. July 28, 2010. (invited presentation)
  • Election 2012: What a Democratic or Republican Victory Could Mean for Higher Education
  • Has the Role of Enrollment Manager Become a Profession"
  • The Great Recession: Consequences for Postsecondary, Access, Participation, Persistence. 20th AACRAO Strategic Enrollment Management Conference, Nashville, TN, November 9, 2010. (co-presenter)
  • Data Driven Enrollment Management.
  • Student Transfer and Student Mobility A National Examination of Student Transfer Behaviors
  • Methods and Models for Promoting Student Persistence: An Emerging National Picture. The College Board Forum, New York City. October 23, 2009.
  • 21st Century Trends in College Admissions and Enrollment. The College Board Forum, New York City. October 22, 2009.
  • Panel: A Glass Half Full: A Look at Student Retention
  • Indianas Higher Education Policy Turn-Around Story: What are the implications"Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Indianapolis, November 19, 2010 (Presidential Session, co-presenter)
  • The Effects of Campus Policies, Student Experiences, and Financial Aid on Student Persistence. Presented at the annual AACRAO Strategic Enrollment Management Conference. Anaheim, CA. November, 2008. (co-presenter).
  • Institutional Practices in Student Persistence: The Experiences of Students in Their First, Second, or Third Year at a Metropolitan University. Annual Meeting of the Association for Institutional Research. June 1, 2009, Atlanta, GA. (co-presenter)
  • College Board
  • The Access and Completion Agenda. Annual College Board Forum, Washington, DC. October 29, 2010. (co-presenter).
  • Using your data to guide strategic enrollment decisions. American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. March 12-16, 2011.
  • Educational Pathways: The Changing Landscape of Student Mobility Among Two- and Four-Year Institutions. Michigan Student Success Network Meeting Topic: Student Mobility, Invited Presentation. Warren, MI. April 25th, 2013.
  • The effects of Financial Aid and Campus Experiences on Student Retention Decisions. Annual Meeting of the Association for Institutional Research. June 2, 2009, Atlanta, GA. (co-presenter)

ASSOCIATIONS

  • National Student Clearinghouse: Senior Consultant to the Director of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center
  • Educational Policy Journal: Manuscript Reviewer
  • Croatian Science Foundation: Research Proposal Reviewer for the Croatian Science Foundation
  • Lumina Funded Project on College Completiong - "Leading to Completion: Lumina Foundation for Education funded project focusing on college completion at Minority Serving Institutions
  • University of Southern California Center on Enrollment Planning and Policy: Member of Board of Advisors
  • COALITION FOR EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE IN MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION, et Plaintiffs,: Expert Witness in State of Maryland desegregation case.
  • Association of Governing Boards and National Association of College and University Budget Officers: Chair of Advisory Committee on Tuition Discounting Indicators Project
  • Chronicle of Higher Education: Feature article on press for college completion
  • Association of Governing Boards and National Assoc. of College &
  • University Business Officers: Chair of Advisory Committee for Project: Looking Under the Hood: How Colleges and Universities Allocate Campus-Based Financial Aid
  • American Assoc. of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers: Editorial Board for the Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly
  • Office of International Services: Invited presenter on Policy Trends in Higher Education to Fulbright Russian International Education Administrators Program
  • Bloomington Faculty Reform Task Force: This committee met frequently all summer to develop a set of recommendations to streamline faculty governance at IUB.
  • Pro Publica: Interviewed by Pro Publica for a story on college enrollment trends
  • Expert Witness for the State of Maryland Postsecondary Desegregation Case: Several HBCU's in Maryland are suing the State of Maryland as part of the Adams vs. Richardson on going desegregation lawsuits. I am serving as an expert witness on the factors that influence student college choice for African American and White students.
  • promotion and tenure reviewer: University of Memphis
  • andVanderbilt University
  • Campus Curriculum Committee: Campus committee the approves all new degree and certificate program on the Bloomington campus.
  • University of South Florida: Consultant on Undergraduate Enrollment Management
  • Colorado State University: Consultant on undergraduate enrollment management concerns.
  • USAID: Consultant and Presenter for developing graduate higher education programs in Indonesia.
  • Higher Education Abstracts: Higher Education Abstracts, Advisory Board, Claremont Graduate University, 2009 - present.
  • Stonebelt ARC: Past President, Member of the Executive Committee, and member of the Stonebelt Board of Directors.
  • Education Conservancy: Advisory Board for Spencer Funded Project: Understanding the Thinking Behind College Financial Aid Policy
  • Inside Track: Member of Board of Advisors
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