ACPA Emerging Scholars

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The ACPA Emerging Scholars Program was implemented by the ACPA Senior Scholars in 1999. The Emerging Scholars Program supports, encourages, and honors early-career individuals who are emerging as contributors to student affairs and higher education scholarship and who are pursuing research initiatives congruent with the mission, interests, and strategic goals of ACPA. 

Emerging Scholar Program candidates must have an earned doctorate and must be or become members of ACPA. 

Recipients of the award are recognized as Emerging Scholar-Designees and serve as two-year term. Emerging Scholar-Designees who have fulfilled their research and scholarly leadership commitments – as specified in their applications – by the end of their two-year term will receive the ACPA Emerging Scholars Award.

2022 Emerging Scholar Designees

Stacey D. Garrett

Stacey D. Garrett

Assistant Professor

Appalachian State University

Departmental website

Orkideh Mohajeri

Orkideh Mohajeri

Assistant Professor

West Chester University

Departmental website

Amanda Mollett

Amanda Mollett

Assistant Professor

The University of Kansas

Departmental website

Wilson Okello

Wilson Okello

Assistant Professor

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Departmental website

LJ Shelton

LJ Shelton

Assistant Professor

University of Arkansas

Departmental website

News & Updates

2022-Become an ACPA Emerging Scholar

ACPA Emerging Scholars Program 2022-2024 We are now accepting applications for the Class of 2022-2024 ACPA Emerging Scholar-Designees. Recipients will be announced as 2022-2024 ACPA Emerging Scholar-Designees (that is, the 2022 ACPA Convention through the 2024 ACPA...

2020 Emerging Scholars

Assistant Professor The Pennsylvania State University Department Website Assistant Professor Texas A & M University--Commerce Department Website Assistant Professor University of North Carolina, Wilmington Department Website Assistant Professor Northern Arizona...