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Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education



Stephanie Waterman
Associate Professor

phone: 416-978-1840
email: stephanie.waterman@utoronto.ca  

Departments:
Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education


Research Overview

My research focus has been about Native American/Indigenous college student experiences. I have turned my attention to institutions - how do First Nations/Native American student affairs units work? How do they support Indigenous students and how do they intersect with non-Indigenous based units on campus? The webpages of these units are being analyzed and site visits will be conducted including interviews with staff. An interactive map of these units that include Indigenous communities is being constructed.

I am interested in how university staff support college students, Indigenous methodologies, and critical race theories.


Academic History

2004: PhD in Higher Education, Syracuse University
2002: MA in Liberal Studies, State University of New York Empire State College
1983: BA Syracuse University


Teaching Overview

I coordinate the MEd Student Development/Student Services stream. Students have the opportunity to enrol in a new internship experience located at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus.

Fall: LHA1854H Student Development Theories in Higher Education

Winter: LHA1856H Advanced Student Development Theories in Higher Education
LHA1844 The Student Experience in Post-Secondary Education
Every other winter: LHA5804 Indigenous Student Perspectives in Higher Education

Representative Publications

Edited books:
Waterman, S. J., Lowe, S. C., & Shotton. H. J. (Eds.) (2018). Beyond access: Indigenizing programs for Native American student success. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
 
Shotton, H. J., Lowe, S. C., & Waterman, S. J. (Eds.) (2013).  Beyond the asterisk:  Understanding Native students in higher education. Sterling, VA:  Stylus.

Articles:
Shotton, H. J., Tachine, A. R., Nelson, C. A., R. Z., Minthorn, & Waterman, S. J. Living our research through Indigenous scholar sisterhood practices. Qualitative Inquiry. Prepublished December 17, 2017. Doi: 10.1177/1077800417744578
 
Waterman, S. J. & Harrison, I. D. (2017). Indigenous Peoples Knowledge Community (IPKC): Self-determination in higher education. Journal of Student Affairs Research & Practice, 54(3), 316-328.
 
*Willmott, K. E., *Sands, T. L., *Raucci, M., & Waterman, S. J. (2016). Native American college students: A group forgotten. Journal of Critical Scholarship in Higher Education and Student Affairs, 2(1), 79-104.
 
Waterman, S. J., & *Sands, T. L. (2016). A pathway to college success: Reverse transfer as a means to move forward among the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois). Journal of American Indian Education 55(2), 51-74
 
Singson, J. M., Tachine, A., Davidson, C. E., & Waterman, S. J. (2016). A Second Home: Indigenous considerations for campus housing. Journal of College & University Student Housing, 41(1), 95-109.
 
Waterman, S. J. (2013). Using theory to tell it like it is. The Urban Review, 45(4), 335-354. doi:10.1007/s11256-012-0233-2 
 
Waterman, S. J., & Lindley, L. (2013).  Cultural strengths to persevere: American Indian women in higher education. NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 6(2), 139-165.
 
Waterman, S. J. (2012). Home-going as a strategy of success among Haudenosaunee college and university students.  Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 49(2), 193-209.  
 
Waterman, S. J., & Arnold, P. P. (2010). The Haudenosaunee flag raising: Cultural symbols and intercultural contact.  Journal of American Indian Education, 49(1&2), 125-144. 
 
Waterman, S. J., & Burstyn, J. B. (2008). Including all staff in an alternative school’s effort to reduce violence. Journal of School Violence, 7(2), 39-57. 
 
Waterman, S. J. (2007). A complex path to Haudenosaunee degree completion. Journal of American Indian Education, 46(1), 20-40.
 
Book Chapters:
Waterman, S. J. (2018). Indigeneity in the methods: Indigenous feminist theory in content analysis. In R. Minthorn & H. S. Shotton (Eds.) Reclaiming Indigenous Research in Higher Education (Chapter 12, pp. 178-190). New York, NY: Routledge.
 
Davidson, C. E., Shotton, H. S., Minthorn, R. S., & Waterman, S. J. (2018). The need for Indigenizing research in higher education scholarship. In R. Minthorn & H. S. Shotton, (Eds.) Reclaiming Indigenous Research in Higher Education (Chapter 1, pp. 7- 17). New York, NY: Routledge.
 
Waterman, S. J. & Kinsella, S. (2017). The use of Indigenous worldviews, reflective practice, and storytelling to promote integrated learning. In R. Harper & J. Fried, (Eds.) Learning everywhere on campus: Teaching strategies for student affairs professionals (pp. 57-69). New York, NY: Routledge.
 
Guiffrida, D. A., Kiyama, J. M, Waterman, S. J., & Museus, S. D.  (2011).  Moving from cultures of individualism to cultures of collectivism in support of students of color. In S. D. Museus, & U. M. Kayakumar (Eds.), Creating campus cultures: Fostering success among racially diverse student populations (pp. 68-87).  New York, NY: Routledge.
 
Waterman, S. J. (2011).  Native American Millennial students. In F. Bonner, II, A. F. Marbley, & M. F. Howard Hamilton (Eds.), Diverse Millennial students in college (pp. 157-171). Sterling, VA: Stylus.
 
Shotton, H. S., Waterman, S. J., Harper, R., & Wilson, N. L. (2010).  Isolation and traditional Native identity: Hodekki.  In R. Harper, & N. L. Wilson (Eds.), More than listening: A casebook for using counseling skills in student affairs work (pp. 133-147). Washington, DC: NASPA.
 
Porter, O. B., & Waterman, S. J. (2008).  Indigenous student recruitment and retention in higher education.  In B. Lauren (Ed.), College admissions officer’s guide (pp. 245-255). Washington, DC: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

Invited blog posts:
Waterman, S. J. (2015, January 9). Difficult times require difficult conversations. A Community of Higher Ed Scholars, Official blog of AERA Division J. http://aeradivisionj.blogspot.com/2015/01/difficult-times-require-difficult.html
 
Waterman, S. J. (2014, January 16). Native American students and internships. NASPA Region II Blog. www.naspa.org/constituent-groups/posts/native-american-students-and-internships
 
 
Research Grants and Contracts

2018-2021 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Institutional, Insight Grant, “Islands of Sanctuary: First Nations/Native American Student Affairs Units” ($86,565)

Honours and Awards

2018-2024 American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Senior Scholar

2013 Native American Leadership and Mentoring Award presented by the Rochester Institute of Technology, Future Stewards Program

2012 Outstanding Research Award from the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators Indigenous Peoples Knowledge Community.


2010 Certificate of Appreciation from the Warner Graduate Student Association LGBTQ & Allies, Special Interest Group, University of Rochester.

2005 National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow, Syracuse University. Principal Investigator: “The Haudenosaunee College Experience: A Different Kind of Engagement,” ($55,000)

Professional Activities

Editorial Board Member:
Journal of American Indian Education
Journal of Diversity in Higher Education
Journal of Higher Education
Canadian Journal of Higher Education

Advisory Board:
Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL) at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign.

National Coalition for the Advancement of Natives in Higher Education

Other service:

American Educational Research Association Indigenous Peoples of the Americas SIG Secretary/Treasurer, 2013-2015

Association for the Study of Higher Education 2015 Nomination Committee

Annual Conference Program Co-Chair:

AERA 2015 Division J, Section 3: Organization, Management, & Leadership
ASHE 2014 Section 7: Contexts, Foundations & Methods

National Association for Student Personnel Administrators - Indigenous Peoples Knowledge Community Co-Chair, Research & Scholarship representative, 2011-2013; 2013-