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Nicholas Stroup

Headshot of a smiling Nicholas Stroup in a blue dress shirt and dark suit jacket
Assistant Professor
Counseling and Higher Education
Patton Hall 432L

Dr. Nicholas R. Stroup (or Nick) holds a PhD in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies (specialization in Higher Education and Student Affairs) from the University of Iowa, an MA in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University, and a BA in Comparative Literature and Classics from the University of Virginia. Dr. Stroup has served in student affairs administrative roles at several higher education institutions, primarily supporting students in transition and graduate academic programs. Dr. Stroup’s research centers on equity and inclusion in graduate and professional education, international higher education in the Western Balkans, and contemporary theories of socialization. He uses causal inference techniques in his quantitative research and critical discourse analysis in his qualitative research.

Recent Publications

Bowman, N. A., Stroup, N. R., & Fenton-Miller, S. R. (2023). The enrollment of racially minoritized students in law school: Factors predicting within- and between-school variation. The Journal of Higher Education, 94(5), 557-580.

Katsumoto, S., Stroup, N. R., & Barnhardt, C. L. (2023). Unsettling experiences: Factors that discourage international students from desiring research and teaching careers. AERA Open, 9.

Taylor, R. M., Burr, K. H., Stroup, N. R., & McCloud, L. I. (2023). “Speaking up when I disagree": Exploring college student activism and openness to diversity and challengeJournal of Diversity in Higher Education. Advance online ppublication

Barnhardt, C. L., Halilaj, F., Bytyqi, H., & Stroup, N. R. (2022). Educational success in a new democracy: Modeling college student persistence and completion in Kosovo. Higher Education, 83(5), 1039-1061.

Bowman, N. A., Stroup, N. R., & Fenton-Miller, S. R. (2022). Promoting graduation outcomes for racially minoritized law school students: Examining the role of finances, racial representation, and prestige. Journal of Postsecondary Student Success, 1(4), 54-83.

Linley, J. L., Lange, A. C., Stroup, N. R. (2022). Critical and poststructural considerations for college student success. In N. A. Bowman (Ed.), How college students succeed: Making meaning across disciplinary perspectives (pp. 208-237). Stylus.

Linley, J. L., Lange, A. C., Stroup, N. R., & Irwin, L. N. (2022). A conceptual approach to teaching college student development theory (Teaching Brief). Region IV-E, NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

Mohebali, M. & Stroup, N. R. (2022). Theorising technology in higher education internationalisation using deep mediatisation, actor-network theory, and assemblage thinking. Globalisation, Societies and Education.

Stroup, N. R. & Walls, J. (2022). Digital racism among queer student staff: Crisis at the RA meeting (Case Study). ACPA Developments.

Linley, J. L. & Stroup, N. R. (2021). [Review of the book Socialization in higher education and the early career: Theory, research and application, by J. C. Weidman & L. DeAngelo, Eds.]. Review of Higher Education, 45(1), 117-120.

Stroup, N. R. (2019). Accreditation and anticipatory socialization to doctoral education in Kosovo. Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 11(Winter), 196-198.