About Me

Cindy Ann Kilgo is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs at Indiana University. Their research areas include high-impact educational practices, the college experience for minoritized student populations, and the facilitation of institutional change processes toward more inclusive and equitable campus environments. Their research has been published in the Journal of College Student Development, Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, The Journal of Higher Education, Journal of Homosexuality, and The Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, among other publication outlets. Their book, Supporting Success for LGBTQ+ Students: Tools for Inclusive Campus Practice, was released in October 2020.

They are currently working on several projects using secondary, large-scale quantitative datasets to examine collegiate experiences and outcomes for minoritized student populations, as well as a Spencer Foundation funded longitudinal, qualitative study focused on college choice processes and anticipatory socialization initiatives that transgender students experience. They are a member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), AERA Queer Studies Special Interest Group, the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), and ACPA College Student Educators International. They currently serve on the Editorial Board for the Journal of College Student Development and Advisory Board for the Encyclopedia of Queer Studies in Education. They completed their Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The University of Iowa, M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina, and B.S. in Psychology from Georgia Southern University.

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