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Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

Stephanie Waterman
Associate Professor

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

Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education

Research Overview

My research focus to date has been about Native American/Indigenous college student experiences. I am now turning my attention to institutions - how do Native American student affairs units work? How do they support Native students and how do they intersect with non-Native based units on a campus? A comparative study of NASA units is planned, as well as a focus on First Nations/Aboriginal units.

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

Representative Publications

Edited book:
Shotton, H. J., Lowe, S. C., & Waterman, S. J. (Eds.) (2013).  Beyond the asterisk:  Understanding Native students in higher education. Sterling, VA:  Stylus.

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:
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
Professional Activities

Editorial Board Member:
Journal of American Indian Education

Board of Directors:
National Coalition for the Advancement of Natives in Higher Education

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-