Ohio University

Dr. Cynthia Tindongan

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Director, Thesis and Dissertation Services and Digital Operations
Research and Technology Center (RTEC) 220C

Dr. Tindongan received her B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware; M.S. in Community Development from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; and Ph.D. in Cultural Studies in Education from Ohio University.

Tindongan has worked at Ohio University and on community, state, national and international levels in community development, education, and various social justice initiatives including the movement to end homelessness in Ohio and the United States. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines and as an assistant field officer with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Hong Kong.

Tindongan joined the Graduate College in 2018 as director of Thesis and Dissertation Services (TAD), the very same office that served her in completing her own dissertation.

Tindongan’s research interests include identity politics, and postcolonial and transnational studies. She has presented at various national conferences on her research around Muslim youth and identity politics, and ending homelessness. Her publications include:

Tindongan, C. W. (2011). *“Negotiating Muslim Youth Identity in a Post-9/11 World.” In The High School Journal, Special Edition on “Education in a Post-9/11 Era: Remembering Pasts and Charting Futures.”

Tindongan, C. W. (contributor). (2008). “Rural Homeless Initiative of Southeast and Central Ohio: A national model for planning to end rural homelessness,” National Alliance to End Homelessness report.

Tindongan, C. W. (1995). *“The Development of Administrative Support for Faculty Engaged in Service Learning at Ohio University,” Insights: Ohio University Student Affairs Monograph, 1995- 1996, Interchange: American College Personnel Association, vol 27. 1.