Lisa Wolf-Wendel, PhD is a Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She is also the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the School of Education. Dr. Wolf-Wendel joined the faculty of the University of Kansas (KU) in 1995.
Dr. Wolf-Wendel earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Communications from Stanford University in 1987. She earned her doctorate in Higher Education from The Claremont Graduate University in 1995.
Dr. Wolf-Wendel is the author of numerous books and refereed journal articles on topics related to equity issues in higher education. Her research focuses on faculty issues including studies of the academic labor market, the needs of international faculty and faculty from historically underrepresented groups, and several recent research projects pertaining to the policy response of academic institutions in the wake of demands for dual career couple accommodations and work/family balance. She is an editor of the ASHE Higher Education Monograph Series, and serves on the Editorial Board of many publications in higher education including Research in Higher Education, The Journal of College Student Development, and the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.
Doctor of Philosophy, Higher Education, The Claremont Graduate School
Master of Arts, Higher Education, The Claremont Graduate School
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Communications, Stanford University
- College Student Development
- Faculty Issues
- College Student Access and Retention
- Qualitative research methods
- Equity issues in higher education
- Women faculty
- Work/family balance
- Dual career academic couples
- International faculty
- Women's colleges
- Special focus institutions